EATING THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT BY ROLAND SATO PAGE

 
In chaotic times (Pandemic & Injustice) the masses seek a distraction from the hysteria. A newly ordained author Roland Sato Page, hailing from St. Louis Missouri has recently released his first novel titled “Eating the Forbidden Fruit”. A dark fictional journey into his past career as a St. Louis Police Officer convicted of federal crimes due to his childhood affiliation. It’s mere fate during current affairs where the flaws of Law enforcement are being exposed, Roland book is available on Amazon bookshelf. Eating the Forbidden Fruit narrates the unethical and temptations plaguing many police departments (Sin Behind the Badge). It’s a tale of karma, confession, and redemption.
  Roland express his distain of how sexism and racism has infiltrated the system set forth to protect the public. Every time he watches the media it open old wounds of his past. He stresses his situation wasn’t a case of police corruption just a case of loyalty to individuals he grew up with.
 The book takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion. Eating the Forbidden Fruit is thrilling fusion of drama, humor, and romance. An inspirational story many will be able to relate to.
  The author is a strong advocate for Lupus Awareness as well as a Lupus warrior diagnosed 8 years ago.
  For more detail information on the indie writer log onto his website @ http://www.authorrolandpage.com
 ContactPearl Gallery 2220 Olive Street Saint Louis Missouri 63103 Office #314-621-1020 / email: eatingtheforbiddenfruit@gmail.com

Award-Winning Australian Actress: Exclusive Interview

Award-Winning Australian Actress, Alli McLaren is 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.

The Food Porn Hotline which has already picked up international press is due to begin filming as soon as it’s safe to after the pandemic is over. Alli plays the leading role of Tamera Polinsky in the series, the office influencer who loves attention. The sitcom series is being produced by one of the biggest companies in Hollywood and is also dedicated to bringing light to the very series medical condition: endometriosis, which the creator of the show has.

However what Alli McLaren is most excited about is her upcoming role on the TV show The First Month is Free. The series is mockumentary style based in a gym. It follows the life of Addison Carter (played by Alli McLaren), a former child star who went through a dark stage in her teen years suffering from addiction and eating disorders who ended up in rehab. Throughout her time in rehab, Addison fell in love with fitness and working out, she decided to open her own gym. Her manager saw this as a great comeback story for Addison, and arranged for the entire thing to be filmed as a reality TV show. The only issue with this is Addison has absolutely no idea how to run a gym and neither does anyone she hires. The entire series is fun, family friendly and very relatable and current to everyone, whether they go to the gym or not. Alli McLaren is also the key creator and writer on this series, she explains how she has worked in different gyms all around the world over the last seven years and has taken many of her past experiences and written them into great, light-hearted content with a reality style twist. 

Alli McLaren is also a well-known influencer online with over 50k followers throughout her platforms. She has worked with brands including: Lime Crime Makeup, Quest, Fabletics, Bang and McDonalds to name a few.

Q&A with Alli McLaren

Q. How long have you been acting for?

A. I grew up acting, it was always just a part of me. My grandmother was the first female drama teacher in my home state and my mother was also a drama teacher, so I was pretty much getting acting lessons before I could talk! I started competing in drama competitions when I was 8 years old and my first big role was in a stage show of The Wind in The Willows when I was 9.

Q. What was it like winning Best Actress in a Comedy Pilot and the Hollywood Womans Film Festival 2019?

A. Honestly, amazing! Acting is something I’ve been working on and been in love with my entire life, so to be recognized at such a prestigious festival (Hollywood Woman’s in Film Festival) was incredible. Winning Best Actress in a Comedy Pilot for a TV show that I absolutely loved being a part of was a really good feeling. Playing the leading role of Addison Carter in The First Month is Free means so much to me as an actress so to be recognized by such well-established judges, against such a high field of competitors, felt really, really special.

Q. What has been one of your hardest struggles as an actress/influencer?

A. I think there is a lot of pressure on girls and woman espically to fit a certain beauty standard, I feel heavily judged upon my body and that’s been hard on my mental health over time. I’m finally at a stage where I’ve learnt my own worth and when I see a random comment from someone online saying I’m ugly or something, I won’t let it get to me anymore. But that’s taken years of soul search and self-love. 

Q. What was it like when you did your first brand endorsement deal?

A. Honestly crazy! I think it’s something I had dreamed about for such a long time and then suddenly it was real life. I was getting major and critical roles in films and TV shows and alongside them came these huge endorsement deals with companies I have looked up to for years. I love working with brands and I have a couple of really cool collaborations coming up soon.

Read the full interview with Alli in the "Eurowoman" July issue

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Christine Reidhead makes a cover 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. 

CP: 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.

 

CP: 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.

CP: 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.

 

Read the full interview with Christine in "Eurowoman" June issue.

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.”

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

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!
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: Your clothing lie 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.

In the company’s most recent news, MNJgang is launching their hot new "MADAM'S ONLY" collection, with seven shades of super matte red lipstick, once the pandemic is over. Until then, there is a wide variety of merchandise to shop, including the Embroidered Champion Bomber Jacket, 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.

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

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. 

Follow S.W.I.M. on social media:
http://www.swimtheband.com
www.facebook.com/swimtheband.page
http://bit.ly/swim_spotify
https://www.youtube.com/c/SomeoneWhoIsntMe www.soundcloud.com/swimtheband www.instagram.com/swimtheband https://twitter.com/swimtheband_ https://www.amour-records.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. 

Follow S.W.I.M. on social media:
http://www.swimtheband.com
www.facebook.com/swimtheband.page
http://bit.ly/swim_spotify
https://www.youtube.com/c/SomeoneWhoIsntMe www.soundcloud.com/swimtheband www.instagram.com/swimtheband https://twitter.com/swimtheband_ https://www.amour-records.com

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 incredibly 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