While on a call yesterday, my phone blew up with buzz, buzz, buzz. As we were saying goodbye, I looked down at my text messages and my heart sank. Notre Dame was on fire!?
I pulled up CNN and, along with much of the world, watched in horror as the flames overtook the roof and the spire tumbled.
Today, the four-year anniversary of losing Louis, has been filled with heaviness and melancholy. The damage to this architectural wonder also hurts. We all know how we become attached to our companion animals (hint: because they’re amazing). Yet, how do we become so attached to a place? This New York Times article sheds some light.
Loss and change remind us to savor. Those pug snores, the touristy shot, warm air on the skin, and the laugh of a loved one. Everything is impermanent. Sending love to Paris and you today. Bisous. x
Did you know that half of the June 9 TDJ Soirée tickets are already gone?
Last week I wrote a blog post describing the day and you may enjoy reading it here. Filled with sensory delights such as chandeliers and art, yummy vegan nosh, green juice and organic wine, scents of lavender and fresh flowers, jazzy tunes, and the silky feel of TranquiliT clothing, this is the very FIRST daylong TDJ masterclass!
We have guests coming from LA, NY, NJ, and the DC area and you’ll meet a few of them here over the next month. Consider taking a weekend Artist Date and nourish your soul with us.
Luxe goody bag ($100 value), masterclass programming ($299 value based on Tranquility Salon), fine dining and happy hour at the #6 vegan resto in the freaking world ($150 value), customized event workbook and welcome kit ($49 value), like-hearted connections (priceless), and more. $598 value for $299.
Includes everything in General Admission, plus a follow-up virtual class ($49 value), VIP seating and registration, tee ($58 value), signed book of your choice including the new Daybook ($15-$48 value), 25% off mentoring and TranquiliT, and more. $753 value for $449.
A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music.
One of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, she is best known for the award winning blog Racialicious.com – the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently the Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation for ESPN’s The Undefeated. Previously, she was an Editor-at-Large at Fusion, the Senior Digital Producer for The Stream, a social media driven news show on Al Jazeera America and a John S. Knight Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. She produced a YouTube series on Girl Gamers and is currently working on virtual and augmented reality projects.
Her work has been published in ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Essence, Spin, Vibe, Marie Claire, The American Prospect, the Guardian and many other outlets. She was a contributor to Jezebel.com. Her essay, “The Not Rape Epidemic” was published in the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (Seal Press, 2008). She also contributed “The Feminist Existential Crisis (Dark Children Remix)” to the anthology Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism (CCPA, 2011).
As a digital media consultant, Latoya Peterson has worked with brands like NPR, Wikipedia, and Weber-Shandwick to provide demographic analysis, ideas on improving user experience, and specialized outreach. She was also a guest host for WEAA’s Michael Eric Dyson Show and a contributor/substitute digital producer for Al-Jazeera International’s version of The Stream.
She was also a Harvard Berkman Center Affiliate, a Poynter Institute Sensemaking Fellow, and one of the inaugural Public Media Corps fellows.