Meet Alli McLaren award-winning Australian Actress

Read an exclusive interview in "Eurowoman" June with award-winning Australian Actress, Alli McLaren, best known for her acting work on the Weinstien Company Film Regression which also starred Emma Watson and Ethan Hawk. Alli has also worked on the Hit Disney Channel TV Series Shake it Up! Alongside Zendaya and Bella Thorne. Other films Alli McLaren has starred in include: My Year of Silence (2015), A Writers Block (2013), Infidelity (2015), Stockholm (2019) – to name a few. Alli’s most recent focus has been on her two upcoming TV series: The Food Porn Hotline and The First Month is Free.
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Christine Reidhead is a cover story of "Eurowoman" June

Educator, Podcaster, and  Humanitarian, Christine Reidhead, is an Assistant Professor and the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Organization, AfrikRising. We asked Christine to comment on the current situation about COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.  And, took a chance to talk about a few exciting happenings, like her, #1 Best Seller, "GET THAT JOB!”, her recent award, “10 Best CEOs to Watch 2020”, podcasting and much more in our exclusive interview. 

EW: Hi Christine, you live in the heart of the Navajo Nation, with the COVID-19 outbreak, where it is the highest affected area per capita. How are you coping with these challenges?
CR: We have 500 people that have tested positive for the coronavirus, in our small town of Crownpoint, NM, so its pretty scary. Im just trying to stay home as much as possible. I love to work, so Ill work just as hard at home as I would at work. Many of my students have had family members who have died from this coronavirus. Its really sad. We are losing some good, good people.

 

EW: Oh, that sounds pretty tough! Are there enough medical supplies at the hospitals? I hope everyone can get proper assistance.

CR: They are working on it. Hopefully, as time passes, the State of New Mexico and the Navajo Tribe, get more assistance from the federal government. There are not a lot of hospitals in and around the Navajo Nation, so that is a challenge. But the Navajo people are resilient and they will overcome this challenge facing their people. I couldnt be more proud to have the opportunity to live and learn more about their tradition and culture. They are a misunderstood people and I wish they would get more respect.

EW: You and your sons made masks for the people on the Navajo Nation. As you mentioned, this area has really been hit by the coronavirus. Tell us a little more about that experience.

CR: As COVID-19 began spreading on the Navajo Nation, it got me very worried about the people, especially the elders. Nationally, the masks were sold out in stores. It got me thinking, and guess who I thought of? My mother!  My mother is a quilter, so she donated a lot of fabric to allow us to sew these masks. We ended up making over 500 masks to give away. It was challenging, but a great experience.


EW: We cant but mention you being one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch 2020! Wow! Can you tell us a little bit about that accomplishment?

CR: Yes, it was a great honor to be one of the 10 Best CEOs to Watch in 2020. As for the non-profit, I feel blessed to be a part of AfrikRising. We are simply out there trying to help lift the burdens of others. There is always someone out there who is struggling, and can be helped. Thats what life is all about, serving and thats what we do at AfrikRising. We cant reach everyone, but we try to do the best we can.

EW: Your nonprofit, AfrikRising, is really doing some good things in Africa, especially during the coronavirus pandemic! Can you tell us about your recent projects youve completed?

CR: We just completed Project Face Mask. On our AfrikRising Board, we have a fashion designer, Emmanuel Aluka. He made 150 masks that were taken to a hospital and police station in Lagos, Nigeria. He said when he was handing out the masks, he got mauled by people that were so excited! These COVID-19 times are scary, and we need to make sure we are thinking about those who are affected by this virus no matter where they live.

 

Read the full interview in "Eurowoman" June

MNJgang Luxury Collection Launches Cool Gangsta-Inspired Set of Tees, Hoodies, and Tanks

One of the coolest luxury apparel lines to come out of CAlifornia “Madam Norma Jean GANG” embodies the LA culture like no other brand has. Redefining what the world thinks of gang culture Madam Norma Jean Gang calls themselves a lifestyle gang instead of brand. A gang that represents positivity and street luxury.

 

“Coming from LA gang culture I decided to create something that was the true foundation of the culture that I was apart of. Take out anything violent or criminal and the foundation is loyalty, hustle, leadership structure and fearlessness. Rewriting the narrative through my eyes someone who lived this.”

 

In the 1990’s, founder Kitty Peterson was a gang member in Los Angeles.  Having lost over 15 peers to gang violence, Kitty decided to make a positive change in her life by taking what she learned from the streets and turning into the MNJgang fashion brand of today.  Kitty believes that everyone has a little gangsta in them, which is why her line will appeal to many individuals from around the world.

 

Beverly Hills, CA – Just like music, fashion has also taken inspiration from gang culture. The latest fashion brand to emerge in this genre is MNJgang, a luxury lifestyle collection of tees, hoodies, jackets, and more, all soaked in the coolness of gang culture, minus its violence.

MNJgang is aiming at changing perceptions of gang culture, often misidentified with violence and gore, but never with its intrinsic support systems, brotherhood (or sisterhood), and bonds of love and loyalty. All of these systems, however, are reflected in the new fashion collection from MNJgang, now available online.

 

I want to change the way people see gang culture because it’s not all bad,” says Kitty Peterson, founder of MNJgang. “If you take out the violence, you are left with the foundation of its culture, which is love, structure, loyalty and sisterhood. All our products represent our different cultures, worldwide sisterhood, beauty, love and the gangsta in all of us.” 

 

We asked Kitty Peterson about the latest news and launches of MNJgang new collections.

CP: Hi Kitty, how are you doing in this strange period of time?

KP: We are facing very difficult times, it is the big change from being able go outside and travel to just being locked down. Hopefully it will be soon over!

 

CP: Have you been able to get some positivity out of lockdown? Spending more time with family?

KP: Absolutely! I enjoy my time and try to get the best out of every moment.

 

CP: We hear that MNJgang is going to launch a new collection of super matte red lipsticks just after pandemic. Tell us everything about it!
KP: We are so excited! It is a long time project I’ve been working at and there is so much thought and work I put into it!

 

CP: It is so great to create red lipstick for women of different etnicities and skin color! I have not seen the project like this before and I am sure there are so many women that are in search of their perfect shade of red!

KP: The idea for the all red lip collection was to compliment all skin tones. It has always been so difficult to find reds for women of color so I created 7 different shades of reds so we all can find our Perfect red.

 

CP: You have lots of clothing in MNJgang collection right now: the Unisex MNJgang Hoodie, an All-Over Gang Gang Print Crop Tee, the Women’s Gang Crop Tee or the Unisex Long Rider Kitty Sleeve Tee… How did you come up with the idea to compliment the collection with different shades of red lipstick?

KP: Many of my clients are of different ethnicities and I have seen them sturggling to find a perfect shade for their skin tone. I though it would be great to do this cool gift for my loyal clients as well as for new clients that may want to get the perfect red lipstick into their make up bag! There is a unique piece for everyone and this is what is so great about this collection!

 

CP: Your clothing line is also made from ecological and recycled materials. It is hard to overestimate the importantce of ecology nowadays! Is the production of these pieces essentially more expensive than casual cotton and spandex Tees?

It’s super important to us that our products are ecological friendly. The MNJgang customer expects a higher quality product from us and they don’t mind paying a bit more then other street wear company’s. Luxury comes with premium prices.

 

 

MNJgang welcomes subscribers to for a chance to win the entire "Madam's Only" red lip collection.

For more information, please visit: www.madamnormajeangang.com

Contact Information
Kitty Peterson (Kitty The Madam)
311 N Robertson Blvd #917
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Email: Mnjkitten@gmail.com

S.W.I.M. exclusive interview on their album release, Covid-19 and music future

Someone Who Isn’t Me is a new music project by three women in Athens: Marilena Orfanou (synths, composer — Berlin Brides, DJ Loo)
Maria Hatzakou (drums — film producer at Haos Film)

Gina Dimakopoulou (guitar — Katrin the Thrill)
They love analogue sounds and toy synths, chaotic guitars and fake strings, female vocals and off-beat rhythms. We are excited to chat with them on the hot topics in exclusive interview.

Stay tuned for exclusive interview with S.W.I.M.! 

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Invisalign your teeth with Banning Dental Group

A smile is the surest symbol of joy. It has been rated to showcase the highest positive content and emotional security and is a tell-tale sign that one is content and happy. Every smile is unique to an individual and the situation. Whether it's a wry smile, a flirtatious grin or a hearty laugh, everyone enjoys a natural smile, and everyone looks for reasons for it. A perfect smile, however, may not always be easy to get. You might need some help.

 

If you have struggled with crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth and braces seem like a nightmare to you, you best believe you are up for a beautiful revelation - presenting, Invisalign.

 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a brand of clear orthodontic aligners that help align and orient teeth. These aligners work as a series of custom-made well-fitted trays that help straighten teeth in as much time as metal braces. Because they are essentially invisible, they are more preferred by teens and young adults as compared to the bulky framework of braces.

Invisalign clear aligners are generally made with specialized hard plastic and in conjunction with 3-D technology making the procedure both painless and non-invasive. The Invisalign digital scan allows you to visualize teeth positions and orientations before the fabrication of the trays.

How long does it take to straighten the teeth?

Usually taking around 10 to 24 months, if you are an adult who has had braces as a kid, it can take as little as 10 weeks with the invisible aligners. A single Invisalign tray is used for 2 weeks after which another tray may be assigned, continuing the cycle until the teeth are aligned perfectly.

An Invisalign aligner should be strictly worn 22 hours a day and should be cleaned periodically.

Are you eligible to get Invisalign?

No matter what age you are, as long as your adult teeth are fully grown, you can consider Invisalign as a valid option. This could be for teenagers too. Invisalign is a viable orthodontic treatment option. Whether it is gap teeth, open bites, and crowded teeth or position of a single tooth, Invisalign may be the best option.

In cases where your dental problems are severe, you may require other type braces to align your teeth.

Why choose Banning Dental?

Banning Dental Group specializes in Invisalign and braces using the most advanced digital technology and equipment aiming always to provide the

most comprehensive and current treatment to their patients.

All orthodontic treatment is with the supervision of orthodontic specialists in their practices. This gives you the assurance that you receive the best treatment and most affordable treatment to straighten your teeth.

How is Invisalign superior to traditional braces?

Invisalign clear aligners come with a wide range of benefits that win the orthodontic conquest against traditional metal braces.

 

      Aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and give better visual regard to onlookers as compared to metal braces. Who would want to land up with a mouth full of metal when you can have a great-looking set of pearly whites?

 

      The comfort of wear: Since these Invisalign aligners are made up of plastic, nicks and cuts caused by the traditional metal wires and brackets of braces can be avoided.

 

      Convenience for removal: The biggest drawback of metal braces comes with its inability to be removable. Invisalign aligners are more relaxed with the duration of wear and can be removed every time you want to eat.

 

      Faster results: Invisalign aligners have been recorded to work faster than braces in straightening teeth and arranging them in great alignment.

 

      Predictability: Working with advanced technology, clear aligners straighten teeth more predictably and comfortably. You can see the end result on the digitized image to get an idea of what your teeth would look like after the treatment.

Are all aligners the same?

Now, you may have heard also of discount mail-order aligners. While those can straighten partially your teeth, they may worsen your bite and damage your gums and the supporting bone leaving you without legal recourse. Clear aligners aren’t “a fix-all treatment” by themselves. To ensure a properly aligned and safe bite, it takes a skilled orthodontist who knows what to advise you and how to use them therefore correctly and can use the aligners in combination with advanced tools and specific techniques to give you not only a brighter smile and but also a better bite.

Get your smile assessment today

With all the benefits of the Invisalign, there is no doubt that it is an easy and affordable method to regaining your confidence to smile. Yield the welfare of Invisalign clear aligners and make your everyday filled with smiles and waves of laughter. As a clear-cut and outstanding alternative to conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are really revolutionary wonders for misaligned teeth! Get your free consultation at your nearest Banning Dental Group clinic and let your smile journey start there.

Marieke van der Graaf: “I will help you achieve success by doing what you know best”!

We often see successful women that can afford anything and think that they were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. And this cannot be further from truth! The reality is that successful people struggle hard and optimize their lives to do what they are best at. And by doing what they are truly passionate about they achieve success!

Marilyn Monroe hired a cleaning lady as soon as she could afford it. She wanted to devote all her time to career and acting. Delegating tasks that are hanging on you is the key to success! And today we want to share with you an amazing service that will help you be excellent in the task that most women are not keen on — doing laundry!

Marieke van der Graaf is a CEO of Laundrylicious, first online laundry service that serves all Southern California. It has never been easier before! Your laundry will be sorted, picked up, washed, dried and delivered to your home! We decided to ask Marieke few questions about this amazing service.

CP: Hi Marieke, I personally never liked doing my laundry and I am sure many women feel the same. And going to dry clean is expensive and often takes a lot of time. Using laundrylicious.com we even need to call anyone. It is a easy as booking online and everything else will be done for you! How did you come up with this idea?

MG: Most of my clients are successful attractive people who are very busy with their career and sometimes kids. They don’t have time to do the laundry but they don’t need a full time housekeeper either. And they want to look great! I’ve been dreaming to have such a service myself to solve my problem, so I created a business that I am passionate about and I want to share it with the world!

CP: How long would it take from the booking online to the clean laundry delivery back to my home?

MG: We pick up the laundry and return it within 48 hours. We fold it and hang it up like you just bought it new. We make your garments look perfect, from shirt to socks.

CP: It is great when you can plan you life and delegate tasks to be effective and successful. It is also increadibly fast! Do you accept all kinds of clothes?

MG: Oh, absolutely! We pickup all your household linen, your comforters, dry cleaning and if anything needs alterations we can take care of that too. We have 24 hour and 48 hour services available and can accommodate same day service as well.

CP: It is great, because it gives an opportunity for women to do what they are best at and free the time for the family and friends! Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us! 

MG: It was a pleasure. My mission is to help people achieve success by doing what you know best. And I will do what I know best in my business with Laundrylicious!

 

Book your laundry pick up today at laundrylicious.com

Exclusive interview with Kai Michaels Fly Secrets brand creator. Fly to the sky!

Fly Secrets is more than a brand, it’s a way of thinking. Successful people have no limits in goals setting. We all look to the sky! Fly Secrets hopes to inspire anyone who wears or sees these clothing to have an uplifting day and believe that anything is possible!
We interviewed Kai Michaels to get to know all the secrets of Fly Secrets.

CP: Hi Kai, thank you for accepting the invitation! How are you feeling these days? It’s a brand new world we are facing.
KM: “Hello, thank you for having me here today. Yes, it is a brand new world. No, I cannot complain. Things are moving slowly, but they are moving.”
CP: We love the idea and mindset of Fly Secrets. It tells that everything is possible when you put your mind to it! And it is a great help in the pandemic nowadays not to give up! How did you come up with the idea for your brand?
KM: “I just happened to be in my car one day. I picked up my sketchbook, and started drawing the pilot character. I thought, “I can create a whole universe for him”. At first, it was just for my eyes. When others starting noticing my art. The characters took a life of its own. People really seemed to enjoy the concept living life above. Which is the basic concept of Fly Secrets.”
CP: The clothing of Fly Secrets are not only original, but also comfortable and cozy. Was this the idea behind the design?
KM: “Yes. From the very start, all of my designs have been hand-drawn. I usually keep a sketchbook. At least one or two with me all the time. Just in case inspiration hits. As far as the clothing itself goes, the moment that I found a specific material that I liked. I put out an example of a few friends and others to receive feedback on the material. I got great results for one, and I stuck with it”
CP: You have not only the clothing, but also phone cases, basically things that are highly visible in everyday life. Do you plan to extend the accessory line?
KM: “Yes. Very much so. The accessories will be extended to, but not limited to stickers, posters, hats, socks, and backpacks. The sky’s the limit!”
CP: How long did it take you from the idea to having the full line of products?
KM: “Honestly, everything came slowly. Started from sketching to locating a printing service, getting orders put in for samples. Once those samples came back and posting pictures on social media to get feedback, then I would sit in Photoshop to produce mock-up. So I could see what they would look like virtually.”
CP: How long does the production process take?
KM: “It usually takes a week to a week in a half.”

CP: Nowadays it’s been tough times for everyone. What is your secret not to give up and stay in positive mood?

KM: “Yes, it has been a tough time. Honestly, I have been building relationships lately, and the people that I have been in contact with have been giving me great feedback. The positivity is what keeps me going.”

CP: What is your biggest dream right now?

KM: “To spread the message of Fly Secrets across the globe. I would like to open my own stores, and give a platform for up and coming artists and fashion designers as well.”

CP: What is your motivational quote of the day?

KM: “Our minds are a limitation, but we all have wings to fly. All you have to do is believe”

CP: Thank you so much, Kai, for making us Fly to the Sky today!

 

Get your hands on Fly Secrets:

https://www.facebook.com/FlySecretsofficial

https://flysecretsclothing.com/

https://www.instagram.com/flysecretsofficialclothing

Christine Reidhead on success of the book, Covid-19 situation and nonprofit AfrikRising activities.

Educator and Humanitarian, Christine Reidhead, is an Assistant Professor and the Founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Organization, AfrikRising. We asked Christine to comment on the current situation with Covid-19 that we are facing and took a chance to talk about the success of her book "GET THAT JOB!”, activities of nonprofit AfrikRising she is leading, work at Navajo Nation, podcasting and much more in our exclusive interview. 

CP: Hi Christine, with Covid-19 breakout, it
’s a brand new world we are facing! How self isolation has changed your lifestyle? 
CR:


 As a professor, it seems much busier! We have been working around the clock finding the best solutions for our students to continue their education with the lack of computers and internet access as some live in very remote areas of the Navajo Nation. Distance education is resurging and is becoming the new thing. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a little scary as our community has been hit pretty hard with the virus, so were all trying to stay quarantined and staying safe. There have been three straight 57-hour weekend lockdowns mandated by the Navajo Nation President, to try to prevent more spreading of the virus.

CP: How about your work as an assistant professor? How has it been affected? 
CR:


 We now work 24/7 to assist with connecting students to have online access and reconnecting with their instructors. Its been a huge challenge as both instructors and students have had to make adjustments dealing with family, school, housing and finding the financial means to stay afloat. Academic eligibility sometimes feels it’s on the backburner when you think about the bigger picture of life. Our students are strong and resilient so I know we will get through these recent challenges. Its always difficult for anyone to experience change, but once we look back on it, we will see how much weve grown from the experience. I feel this will be a great and memorable experience for all of us, in the overcoming of enormous life changing challenges.

CP: You are the founder and CEO of the Nonprofit Organization AfrikRising. What are its recent activities? How the work has been affected by the global pandemic?

CR:

 We just completed a project at Oluyole Cheshire Home in Nigeria, Africa where we took food into the home of the disabled. We are currently working on another project called, Project: Face Mask, in Lagos, Nigeria. An upcoming project is scheduled to begin in Ghana, Nigeria where we will provide food to families. Our most recent project was delayed due to the closure of Africa, just as we initiated the project. But, we are confident we’ll be able to make this project happen for the families in need. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it will only take longer to achieve our projects but will continue by preparing for the planned upcoming activities.

 

 

CP: We’ve learned that you work on the Navajo Nation. How long have you worked there?
CR:


 Ive worked at Navajo Technical University (NTU) for about eight years. I love working here and love the people. NTU is located on the eastern region of the Navajo Nation and serves approximately 1,200-1,500 students annually.

CP: You also hold weekly podcasts bringing up the nonprofits, sports talks, advocacy, the Tribal College Movement. Why did you choose podcasting over, let
’s say now popular youtube or instagram blogs? 
CR: Podcasting is fun and I really enjoy it. I
m not sure why I went that route instead of those others. I just enjoy talking to people as they have a wealth of knowledge and experience that I try to tap into to learn a little more about them and their successes.

CP: We can
’t but mention the brilliant success of your first book "GET THAT JOB!" ACE your JOB Interview - Every Time! That became Amazon #1 bestseller. Congratulations! To your mind, what were the key points that made your first writing experience such a huge success? 
CR: Just lots and lots of hard work from the time that I get off my 8 to 5 job! You definitely have to work around the clock at every angle you possibly can reach. And, just keep hustling. Anything worth doing takes a lot of work.

CP: Do you plan release of the second book? 
CR: I should release my second book this month. I
m pretty excited about this book. I feel I’ve learned a lot with my first book and now am just trying to improve every day.

CP: What other projects have you done recently? 
CR: With the coronavirus pandemic in our lives, assisting with the immediate challenges it’s brought has been a major focus of ours at NTU. So, a lot of my time is spent helping with it.

CP: It
’s amazing! You find time for everything, and it is so inspirational to listen to you! What is your motivational quote of the day? 
CR: 
If you have dreams then wake up early, put on your boots, and start your hustle. Avijeet Das

CP: Thank you so much for finding time to talk to us in this uneasy situation. We are truly hope the world becoming better! And it is important to stay motivated and keep going, exactly like you do! 

Listen to Christine
’s podcasts: https://christinereidhead.com 

Follow Christine on social media: 
https://www.facebook.com/chris.reidhead 

Tips to Starting College website: 
https://tipstostartingcollege.com 

AfrikRising Nonprofit Organization: 
https://afrikrising.org