Right now, thousands of young Americans are protesting in DC against the Keystone Pipeline. Hundreds have zip-tied themselves to the White House fence, and hundreds are scattered on the ground doing a “die-in” to symbolize what will happen if this pipeline is built. TransCanada wants to build it through America’s farmland and water sources, putting OUR future at risk, to then ship the oil over to China. Keystone pipelines spill all the time, and are tragically poisoning the indigenous tribes in Canada. The same thing will happen to us! We need Obama to SAY NO to the construction and say yes to a sustainable infrastructure for future generations. With the insane winter storms, floods, heat waves and tornadoes, we need less fossil fuels in the atmosphere and more green options NOW. Photo by Jenna Pope. Follow these hashtags for more info—-> #nokxl #xldissent
Yvette’s bachelorette, a night to remember!!!! Justin Timberlake concert at Madison Square Garden with 6 beautiful goddesses! We all started with nose-bleed seats and smuggled in moonshine. My assigned mission was to get Yvette to the floor. The Universe guided the way for the #BonnarooCrew! My intuition guided us to an elevator with a sweet security guard that let us into the VIP bar, then my honesty and Spanglish got us to the floor! Gracias Bradford, Walter and Luis!! #msgsecurity
We were the only chicks allowed without passes! SUPER VIP AT MSG!!!! The view and freedom to dance was insane! The band and dancers walked right past us on the floor. Yvette randomly ran into Justin’s trumpet player Sean, (who she went to college with!!!) as he danced RIGHT by us DURING the performance!!! They hugged, that’s how close we got!! It was magic! It was meant to be! An omen to a BEAUTIFUL marriage!! #yvettesbach #floyork #flortex #jtmsg #2020tour #musicfeedsmysoul #magic #goddesses #MSG #weownedthisplace #rockstarstatus
Congrats to Colorado for ending their Marijuana prohibition! THC has been linked to killing cancerous cells for decades but the pharmaceutical industry along with everyone against the power of Hemp (Big oil, lumber, paper & plastic industries) came together and spread propaganda against this miracle plant! The suppression of science and production made them Trillions over the years. Not to mention the prison-industrial-complex! The first car ran on hemp oil, the draft of our constitution was on hemp paper and ALL plastics can be replaced with biodegradable hemp! 2014, the YEAR OF GREEN!
4 more days till Sunlight Jr. opens in select theaters nationwide! NYC friends, come support this awesome indie-film I have a fun role in. Starring Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, (Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead - @bigbaldhead).
Playing at Quad Cinemas (34 West 13th street btwn 5th & 6th Ave). Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1pm, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm & 9:40pm.
To find a theater near you go to sunlightjr.com. xo!
Can I get an amen? For those that don’t know, during November men across the globe stop shaving to raise awareness about prostate/testicular cancer screenings and mental health. It also happens to be my favorite month of the year ;) Urge the men in your life to check out Movember.com, get screened & stop shaving! #NoShaveNovember #Movember #beards
Last year I made a promise to myself I would try to take my activism to the next level. In 2011, I traveled to seven different Occupy Camps, worked with them on different projects and ideas, but after they were all shut down by brutal police force, I figured there might be a way to get the point across to the masses, without banging on pots and pans in the streets.
In 2012 I began writing a new play called, “Lifting the Veil” which is my fourth political play, about the BP drilling disaster, Fukushima, fossil fuels, activism and the depression that comes with trying to change the World. I had an opportunity to perform an excerpt at Art Walk in Miami, and needed a costume.
I walked along just three city blocks in a nice neighborhood in Miami and picked up this much plastic and glass:
I then turned it into a long beautiful veil:
I performed an excerpt of my play a Art Walk in Miami. I then took the costume a step further and made a dress of plastic bags that my Miami roommates had been collecting for awhile and wore the whole ensemble to the Miami International Film Festival.
I walked around the crowd explaining to people that the more plastic we consume, the more oil we are consuming and educated people about the health impacts of the BP Drilling Disaster. I also explained that single-use plastic is used once and ends up in the ocean and doesn’t biodegrade for thousands of years. Most people were shocked that no one asked me to do this. And thanked me. Hopefully they actually changed their habits. That is the ultimate goal. To inspire people to change their ways.
No need for single-use plastic bags or bottles. Or razors for that matter ;)
This was just the beginning of my ventures into Eco-Fashion and creative activism. How are YOU spreading the word out there? What are you doing to make small changes for the planet? I dare you, to try to stop using plastic bags & bottles. Just for a week, or a month and see how easy it really is, if you make an effort. Go for it!!! :)