“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist I haven’t written in awhile, but with all the efforts going on throughout Windows of Opportunity surrounding the revamping of our website, which includes the promotion of […]
A NYC friend recently invited me to a dinner party. He warned it would be a magical night and, wow, was he right! I am always amazed at selfless people whose main goal in life is to make the world a better place. I was so inspired by this table of people that I decided […]
Last Saturday, “Taking Back Queens”—a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting DIY musical ventures in the NYC borough—proved that a musty church basement makes for a great music venue.
It’s every girl’s dream, at one point or another, to become a model. Walking the runway, modeling clothes by famous designers, being on the cover of Vogue, Elle, Seventeen…what’s not to want? However, as much as being a cover girl may seem easy and breezy, so many things happen behind the scenes: Photoshop, body-shaming, height-shaming and the pressure to be and look like the ideal, just to name a few.
Under New Leadership, Shortstack Modeling Begins Again Auditions Being Held for 9th Annual Fashion Show
Queens, NY— On Saturday September 27th, October 11th, and October 18th, Shortstack will be holding auditions for its 9th Annual Charity Fashion Show at Junior High School 190 (68-17 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375). Shortstack is an 8-month long self-esteem and modeling program for girls who do not meet the “normal” standards of the […]
Scott Fried did not have the room’s undivided attention as he told a group of teenagers his story about going to a near-stranger’s home in Manhattan 25 years ago for a hook-up. A low din overtook the auditorium at St. John’s University as Fried described realizing he did not bring a condom with him that […]
By Meredith Webb Welcome to another edition of Hot Noise where this week we will be focusing on the lesser-publicized but just as exciting borough of Queens. Yes, yes we all know Brooklyn is uber-out-of-this-world cool right now and Long Island and New Jersey are home to some of punk rocks finest, but what about […]
By Dina Wilcox Windows of Opportunity (WOO)—a little not-for-profit with a huge heart and commitment to teens—sponsored its 9th annual DREAM OUT LOUD conference at St. John’s University on March 1st. I was honored to be the first speaker of the day. As always, the young people were amazing, so responsive, so kind, and so […]
By: Tracy Mignone We are a group of people who aim to educate about and prevent eating disorders and erase the stigma that they don’t need to be taken seriously… we aim to go into schools and teach classrooms at a time to have a better understanding. While the main focus of the INNER YOU […]