Jan 1 2018

New Year New Career?

Take a look at some of the hottest companies in tech run by WOMEN right now.

https://blog.angel.co/female-founded-startups-to-join-in-2018-93f3237365c6

Angel.co has listed 20 of the best female founded companies to join in 2018, including a breakdown of investors and open positions. Check them out.

 

 


Sep 10 2017

I Felt Like A Rock Star Visiting A Museum Through Museum Hack Tours

I went on a group tour led by Museum Hack and had a blast! It was at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, called the “Un-Highlights” tour.

From their booking page:

Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the National Gallery of Art will show you a side of the National Gallery you’ve never seen before! Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through these historic halls with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection of art across the National Gallery of Art’s collection. This is not your grandma’s museum tour.

Patronage Is Still A Powerful Tool

Today’s crowdfunding by the masses is a more modern function to help creatives get their projects launched. The old school method was getting support by wealthy families. Aside from the vast collection and breadth of the museum, we got background information on the very museum itself. The National Gallery of Art was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of financier, public servant, and art collector Andrew W. Mellon in 1937.

How wonderful that benefactors see value in fostering a creative environment and supporting the arts. We need that to make society great. Tours like this really help remind people that beauty is all around us and we can immerse ourselves in it for next to no cost.

Check out my full review at Trip Advisor, but here’s an excerpt:

We started off with a bit of museum intrigue by giving the docents a wide berth. Think of this as a potential bit of “old” ways vs. “new” ways of doing things. Or in technology terms, Museum Hack might consider itself a bit of a “disruptor” of the stodgy perspective of attending museums. Even though we are all entitled to share spaces available to the public, some people are fussy and territorial.
Like opera, which was the popular music of its time morphed into something many perceive as the main purview of the mature and wealthy. Music and art are for the everyday person as much as the curator or benefactor. During these increasingly uncertain times, we need more creativity now more than ever.
Our affable tour guide mixed historical references with mentions of contemporary artists whose works could be complimentary. What a brilliant idea and point of reference that elevated this far beyond even what a seasoned art  buff might expect. This tour was a surprise of useful information that you could find useful long after it ends. I’ll never look at a museum the same way again.
Definitely do yourself a favor if you’re in NYC or DC and book a date with a hack!

Apr 8 2016

Repping Media & TV For Kick-Butt Ladies Is Here!

Media Representation Initiative Project
This is a creative initiative advocating for more balance in roles in front of and behind the camera. As well as higher quality projects that offer representation in media for women.
I’m trying to get a full scale media project funded. With a robust web site, production consultation services, creating scripted series and other content.

HAVE YOU NOTICED EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT ‘DIVERSITY’?
What’s going on right now is a revenue shuffle and power grab. Other groups are positioning themselves – often based on the initiatives of others. YOU need to pay attention!
We don’t want to push for “diversity”……but nuanced and reciprocal inclusion and parity. And to have our own projects, alliances and resources available for our use exclusively.
We’re not beggars. This isn’t a plea to others to “do the right thing”. Master’s House…Master’s Tools and all that…
Advertisers may know a demographic’s value more than we do!  Media companies may even spread inaccurate information about certain groups to prop up another. There are many layers, facets and nuances to this. Suffice it to say, we have to use our thinking caps and see the big picture to cut through a lot of the confusion. We observed other forums take a firm stance about distancing oneself from a lot of media, to not support things that weren’t beneficial.
“Movies make magic. They change things. They take the real and make it into something else, right before our very eyes….”  apply other genres

                                                                                               ~~~ Reel to Real bell hooks

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