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Current // January 13, 2014Strange things happen when fear takes over a community. People give up hope and the predators of the world win. A group of concerned individuals gathered this past Saturday, January 11th, in Santa Monica to combat this fear and come up with solutions to make Los Angeles safer for women. The event was the United States National Committee (USNC) for UN Women's Los Angeles Chapter 2nd…
Savor The Moment! Letter from our Editor-in-Chief, Serena Watson -- December 30, 2013 2013 was one for the record books. We all faced changes on every level this year; and as you recap the good, the bad and the ugly 2013 had to offer, it’s easy to beat yourself up over mistakes or setbacks. Why is it that the negative is always so easy to remember -- but happiness can…
Current // December 16, 2013Since the recent passing of Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, we have heard many comparisons. Some have compared him to George Washington – which is actually quite disturbing when one ponders it. Some have compared him to Martin Luther King. Jr – which is a bit better than the Washington comparison but still not in the right wheelhouse. But, the one that, I believe,…
#MWFaveThingsLetter from our Co-Founder and Business Operations Manager, Lindsey Day -- December 16, 2013My favorite thing about the holidays is spending QT with my family and friends. For at least a day or two around Christmas time, everyone seems to put their day-to-day grind aside and comes together; to reflect on the year, fill each other in on new developments and, overall, enjoy each others' company. As I get ready…
Name: Jenn M. JacksonOccupation: Sr. Financial Analyst in Retail, Blogger, Freelance Writer, Part-time ProfessorLocation: Orange CountyTwitter handle: @JennMJackWhat is your favorite piece of clothing? Why?: My favorite piece of clothing is my tattered old jean jacket that I purchased when I was 16-years-old. My first job was as a Sales Associate at the Gap. With my first paycheck, I bought the most expensive jean jacket in the store. I was…
Name: John ReidOccupation: Founder & Creative Director of Tummler!, Brand Experience DesignerLocations: Los Angeles, San FranciscoTwitter handle: @iAmJohnReidWhat is your favorite breakfast food?: Chocolate Chip PancakesI believe in creation, and I believe in evolution.  I’m not talking about religion (at the moment).  I’m talking about the power of innovation and how our ability to harness this power will determine how well we spend our brief moment in history. In my…
Name: Jasmin MartinOccupation: Independent Lifestyle/Hospitality PR Specialist and WriterLocation: Los Angeles, specifically the Valley (holla!)Twitter handle: @_JasminMartinWhat is your favorite breakfast food?: Grits. I’m a SoCal Valley girl all the way, but there’s something magical about a big ol’ bowl of country grits with pepper and a slab of butter.“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, it isn’t the end.” Like many people between 20 and…
Name: Lindsey DayOccupation: Co-Founder/Business Operations, MWM & Programs and Projects Manager, InternQueen.comLocation: Brooklyn, NYTwitter handle: @lindseydayyWhat was the most interesting trip you have ever taken?: My three-month solo trip through Europe last summer was not just interesting -- it was life-changing. It fulfilled a long-time dream of mine and sparked tremendous personal and professional growth.I’ve always had an affinity toward arts and crafts, drawing, cooking, even chemistry class … activities…
Time Flies... Letter from our Editor-in-Chief, Serena Watson -- December 2, 2013Seems like just yesterday it was January 1st and I was writing my first letter from the editor. Now, it’s the beginning of December, the year is closing out and people are talking about New Years Eve plans. Wow! Time, like sand in the hour glass, is constantly moving along -- whether you are prepared or not.You can try…
Name: Trisha DuVivierOccupation: MW Mag Writer & Marriage and Family TherapistLocation: Los Angeles, CAWhat is your favorite breakfast food? My favorite breakfast food is definitely Eggs Benedict and an iced coffee. When I go to new restaurants, I won’t even try anything new. Great Eggs Benedict lets me know everything I need to know about that restaurant! I graduated from USC in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology and a…
Name: Erin Richards-KunkelOccupation: Social Media DirectorTwitter handle: @ErinSRichardsWhat was the most interesting trip you have ever taken? The most interesting trip I have ever taken was to Africa with my dad. My dad and I are the “adventurous” ones of our family; so, we plan trips to exotic destinations. We went on safari and visited Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. It was amazing!I have always loved writing and storytelling…
Name: Beth LivesayOccupation: Senior Editor at NAILS Magazine; MWM Contributor; Freelance Writer; BloggerLocation: Laguna Hills, CATwitter handle: @shmethWhat was the most interesting trip you have ever taken? Going to England changed my life. I had dreamt of going there since I was in the second grade. It's where my family came from, and I got to see where my favorite writers lived and worked.I wanted to write professionally my entire…
Name: Marni EpsteinOccupation: WriterLocation: Los Angeles, CATwitter handle: @PoorGirlGuideWhat is your favorite piece of clothing? Why?: My mint green skinny jeans. As a kid I made fun of grandma's obsession with mint green but somehow it has become my signature color as well. I now know why she loved it so much - green is a redhead's best friend. “Do what you love, the rewards will follow.” So say the…
Name: Serena WatsonOccupation: MW Mag Editor-in-Chief, Digital Marketing SpecialistLocation: Los Angeles, CATwitter handle: @SelfmademissWhat are you most thankful for?: I'm most thankful for God's love and guidance in my life. Then, of course, I'm very thankful for my family! I'm blessed to have a very close, very funny family and they always lift my spirits. Lastly, I'm very thankful for Thanksgiving dinner. Gotta love being able to eat yourself into…
Name: Christine KwokOccupation: Founder and Chief Fitness Programming Officer of Balanced Strength, Inc.Location: Los Angeles, CATwitter: @christinekwokMy favorite breakfast food: If left to prepare my own breakfast, I love melted pepper jack cheese and smashed avocado on multi-grain toast. Otherwise, my favorite brunch is eggs benedict with an extra spicy bloody mary. I have always loved being outdoors and playing at parks. I enjoyed participating in sporty play, but I…
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