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HIGH SOARING MILLENNIAL WOMEN: Travel, where it can take you.

The millennial a different perspective; she has

woman has

more education,

she is now entering into Forbes 500 corporation becoming executives and gaining access to politics. It stands to reason why she would now travel for the advantages

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economically. Travel offers life lessons that cannot be gained from conversations, books, or social media. The modern woman learns as much from experiencing a culture through its sights, sounds, and inspiration. Similar to her male predecessors' experiences during

destination to go if you had a serious medical condition

the industrial expansion of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. She

that warranted surgery. Case-in-point, a $100,000/US

is in the boardroom, the golf course, and restaurants

heart procedure would cost less than $10,000 in India.

where big money deals are brokered. Her perspective

When visiting Australia, you will find their greatest real

is widened by the knowledge she has garnered

estate is an expansion on the coast. This leads to many

through travel.

opportunities for property investment.

Travel opens the door to economic opportunities that

In summary, travel is no longer an option based solely

would be difficult without a face-to-face meeting. It

on pleasure seeking; it is a tool to expand your

gives one a sense of the corporate culture and political

perception, opportunity and economic leverage. The

leanings of a potential partner. Isolationism is the

importance of travel for the Millennial Women could

antithesis of a sound global marketplace strategy. A

not be overstated. It is this access which no other

millennial's perspective is one of social and economic

generation of women has ever had that is opening the

responsibility, and to be engaged in that, one must

door to true gender equality and economic parity.

have some skin in the game.

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As always, Enjoy your Journey of Soaring High!

would visit the United Kingdom for education

because the European education system is not only superior but far less expensive than the USA, and in some cases, free of charge. India

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Millennial women are UNSTOPPABLE! A quote for our

living your life to the fullest! Travel and adventure are

Bossy ladies:

essential this time of year. Us, Millennials, love our

"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all

Summer Music Festivals where we dress freely, dance

day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It

freely and come together to enjoy the many genres of

means somebody's passionate and engaged and

our generation! We plan those road trips through the

ambitious and doesn't mind leading." Amy Poehler

scenic route 66, take those vintage style photos that will last us a lifetime and discover parts of ourselves along the way.

We are a generation full of curiosities who are not

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It is your time, ladies!

One woman who has been catching my attention

ask, don't tell" rule. We say, be who you are and love

recently is Lauren Simmons, the ONLY full time female

every moment of it! We no longer shame the women

stockbroker in one of America's most male-dominated

who speak up, we applaud them and support them to

So, as we move forward, we move forward together.

This issue is for our ladies... & men, too! But we wanted to show our ladies, we see you, we hear you and you have inspired us to live our lives to the fullest! Believe in your dreams, travel, and experience all that the

that "empire" might mean to you.

world to be heard! We no longer represent the "don't

together.

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Speaking of the unknown, we support the voices of the

racial inequality, we believe we are all one and in this

girl doesn't mean I don't know how to build an empire."

afraid of the unknown!

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About the Photographer New York-based Philly photographer Marcus Branch is representative of the spirit of the millennial man. The work displayed is poignant yet powerful and unique. Marcus pulls you into the pathos of the moment with subtle color variations reflected from juxtaposed instances of time. There is camaraderie and longing in his photos. Marcus has done fashion work with stellar model Nyamuoch Girwath, (Fenton Model Man­ agement) for Bleach Project Inc and is in high demand. His work has been lauded by Polaroid when Ryan McGinley gave him the #NewOriginals assignment. Marcus mainly shoots digital, but always brings along a 35mm camera, like his Oktamat with 8 serial lenses, as well as a Holga for variety. "Ode to Autumn". He wanted to create an homage to his favorite season in Philadelphia ...

In this photo essay Marcus presents self-portraits of himself from a Motion Portrait project he created (Marcus has floral patterns on his face)

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"All o f the tre es and everything around is so beautiful to me, and I've yet to capture it that I feel romanticizes it the way that I see it" he explains. "I also wanted to explore what I feel my work has been dealing with lately as far as duality unity, uniformity and also just celebrating individuality and the variety we all have as people." Included are select images from his aforementioned Philadelphia work 'An Ode to Autumn', Portraits of artist and model Richie Zaviche, and newly created portraits of Marcus by Mac M uskrat @macmuskrat, directed by Randy Scott Carroll writer and director of The Cohabit featuring comedian Lianna Carrerra.

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THE WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD: MAKING A CHANGE

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In 2017, the Hollywood industry was forever changed. Issues such as sexual assault and gender inequality within the industry were brought to light by a group of actresses and directors who would no longer stay silent. Actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cara Delevingne were a part of the many women who came forward to about sexual misconduct from former media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Their voices led to the creation of the Times Up movement of 2018, which took social media outlets such as Twitter by storm. Times Up movement along with the MeToo movement contributed to

Pinkett Smith, is one of the most recent actresses to speak out against sexual misconduct on her Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk." By telling personal experiences of sexual misconduct alongside her daughter Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith is making a change in the industry in her own way. Women in Hollywood made it possible for women in other industries to feel comfortable and unafraid to speak out against those who have done wrong.

many women no longer being afraid to speak their truth.

Academy Awards showed that women would no longer be silenced. During Frances McDormand's acceptance of Best Actress, she asked all female nominees to stand with her in solidarity for gender equality and then told media moguls to pay attention to prospective female talent because they deserve a shot as well in the industry. The 2018 Oscar's also made history when Greta Gerwig, director of the film Ladybird made the 5th woman to be nominated in Academy Award history for Best Director. As for the director, Ava DuVernay, she made history as the first African-American woman to be nominated for Best Director at the 2017 Academy Awards for the film Selma and made a movie gross of $100 million for her magical hit, A Wrinkle in Time! Award show season, especially the Academy Awards, is a time where women spoke for change in the industry and make history.

2017 was also the year that gender inequality within the industry was brought to attention. The lack of female directors, cinematographers, and assistants in the movie studios have a detrimental effect on the portrayal of women in movies. Directors such as Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and Greta Gerwig set to change to the lack of female representation within movies, by directing movies such as Wonder Woman, Selma, and Ladybird. These movies were well-received by audiences and critics for showing women as strong individuals instead of stereotypes and making history for these female directors. Women in the Hollywood industry with the help of social media are bringing Hollywood into the new millennium. The sexual assault and harassment allegations towards Harvey Weinstein has caused the 'Weinstein effect' to transcend industries. The Weinstein effect made it possible for women who were once sexually assaulted or harassed by powerful men in the industry to finally speak out against them. Men such as journalist Matt Lauer, actor Kevin Spacey, and comedian Louis C.K. projects were canceled due to allegations of sexual harassment or assault. Actress, Jada

Gender inequality in the Hollywood industry both behind the scenes and in front of the camera has not gone unnoticed. The 2018

Although the heart of this change has been women in the Hollywood industry, everyday women are also advocating change in the industry. Ashley Giacomelli, a junior at Temple University, wants the Hollywood films to have more all-female cast and films focusing on independent women. "Seeing an all-female cast in a film is extremely empowering. I have seen countless films that a male dominant cast that was well done, I know for sure that

it can be an all-female cast. I would also like to see more independent female films, instead of the basic love story ones. Not every woman is looking for a man or is trying to get over one, so films should show that." Women in Hollywood, both those who are seen and unseen voices, are definitely being heard. Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and lnstagram have helped these women have their voices heard for millions to see and hear to force a change in Hollywood and other industries. It has also led to the question 'what's next?' for the Hollywood industry for women. Maya Rai,

a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University, wants to see more South Asian representation in films. "As a South Asian woman, the lack of representation in Hollywood films is quite sad. I can count how many actresses in Hollywood who are of South Asian descent on one hand and if they are seen in films they are portrayed as negative stereotypes. This is one major thing that needs to change." Living in the social media age has led to men and women to join the movement towards equality and justice in today's society making it easier to speak up and stand up because the time is up.

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Here are some insights on how to grow a business that will help in becoming successful and will be essential through the journey as a business owner. Sometimes hitting rock bottom can be a blessing in disguise. Bitchin won't fix it. Necole Kane famously known as Necole Bitchie who had the top growing urban blog for celebrity gossip 2015; walked completely away from a platform she built from the ground up. She was at the height of her career, but in reality, was at the bottom of the barrel. Necole loss both of her parents two years before that, she lived with her aunt briefly in Maryland and was then booted to the curve due to suspected internet playing and wasting time. Kane tells us that she was "unhappy and unhealthy for a period of time but was in the midst of transitioning to the branding of, Necole Kane." Necole Kane is CEO/ Editor in Chief of xonecole.com which is a multi­ dimensional lifestyle website. She is phenomenal, inspirational, and women's advocate for mental health, wellness, relationships and so much more. Her

positive and inspirational approach has made her platform valuable and expandable. William Packer, a film producer who had a smashing movie in 2017 called Girls Trip; which is every girl's dream is to completely break free, be herself and live life to the fullest, had acquired xoNecole.com just this past year! We would say Necole is soaring high as this will be a financial boost for her business and lifestyle. Becoming successful comes from others who believe in you that will invest in you, but ultimately believing and investing in yourself comes first. Will Packer Media seems to want to target a millennial lifestyle brand which Necole brings every ounce of that. Brand Queen! Kane knew how to brand herself early on in her career which a lot of people struggle with. I get a sense that she had true passion and faith in herself.

She believed her plan would work before even knowing how it would. With little to no money she simply used her gift (talents) and baby steps which led her to places she never dreamed of. It's also important to appreciate the help around you and always give back. The beautiful, motivated soul of this wise woman has opened a door for millennials by showing that breaking down walls, barriers, and giving all or nothing is magic within itself. We must never give up on ourselves and believe in our vision. As women, life may get us down, but it is important that we pick ourselves back up and keep it moving! A businesswoman can face many challenges building and maintaining her brand. Many women wonder where to even start!? How to get it going!? And most importantly how to stay above water.

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Women must be conscientious with clothing choice and recreation for overall safety. Destinations such as India, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia can be tough destinations for women.

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By Vanessa Rodriguez

Women and Travel Blogging

Designed by Jyotishikha Bhoi

Traveling the world is an exciting adventure. In the modern age we’ve become accustomed to recording our experiences. Some of the best mediums include YouTube channels, vlogs, and journals. We can relive our journeys and share them with complete strangers. Sounds fun right? How does one get into travel blogging? One doesn’t have to look far for word processing sites. The most popular are Blogger or WordPress. Both of which give you complete control to design your website. They allow you to customize your blog, making each website embody the spirit of the traveler. Being a woman blogger does differ in ways

their blogs regarding safety. While men may have to worry about theft or confrontations, women must keep in mind harassment and violence. Voice is another way female bloggers differ from male bloggers. Men and women share similar interests such as sports, food, and art. However, while men may elaborate on the sensory experience, women go one step further, attaching

Travel blogging for women isn’t just writing a diary about all the places you’ve been. It’s about meeting yourself, seeing where you’ve been and how it’s shaping where you’re going. It’s about finding your place in the world and having a dialogue with yourself. from being a male blogger. For one, women do not have equality throughout the world. Where men feel safe to take risks in dress and excursions, women must be conscientious with clothing choice and recreation for overall safety. Destinations such as India, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia can be tough destinations for women. It is wise to show as little skin as possible and to be mindful of one’s behavior. Due to this, women bloggers usually include safety tips and cultural appropriation in

the sentimental with the tangible. The results are pieces of writing that move with a sense of heartfelt experience. This isn’t to say men are bad at fleshing such emotions, it’s just that women have a knack for saying the right words to truly give you a sense of place. Travel blogging is a perfect way to document one’s experiences. Why don’t more women blog? Well that question relays to men and women. Perhaps, individuals don’t think they have the skills to be a

“good” writer. They could possibly believe they don’t have anything to say, or everything they wish to say, another has already published. This is never the case. No one could possibly have the same travel experience as another. Travel writing doesn’t have to be for an audience, it can just be a media journal of sorts. Being fearful of writing well is often a concern for early writers. Don’t fret it, writing should be for you. If you can tell a story, you can write. Blogging is another way to evaluate one’s experiences. Looking back at disappointments, surprises and epiphanies are best through writing. You can slow down, relive the snapshot, and extract what makes it meaningful. Travel blogging for women isn’t just writing a diary about all the places you’ve been. It’s about meeting yourself, seeing where you’ve been and how it’s shaping where you’re going. It’s about finding your place in the world and having a dialogue with yourself. So, try it, you’ve got the world at your fingertips.

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Gender-Neutra Fashion Trends By: Chevonize Marshall

Fashion early on, has been seen with gender

boundaries meaning what was ideally designed for women or men individually could never be

THE GROWTH OF MALE FASHION TO GENDER-NEUTRAL STYLING

Men's fashion has now grown to new heights and is

moving fast in terms of involving more neutral fashion

replicated for the opposite sex. But as the years

style. You may see a male wearing a style that you as a

and if you may ask, change that is for the best.

Designers have developed the mind concept that what

progressed, fashion has seen so many changes

female may desire to wear without feeling out of place.

Though in the early 1700s, the style of men

you wear speaks high volume in who you are.

was seen as absurd and a big 'no-no'. However, as

The whole idea of mixing both gender clothing from a

people were looking beyond it as just being

emotion. Gender-neutral fashion with a man's feeling

wearing skirts was seen as the norm, later on, it

the 1900s stepped in, fashion has evolved and

"clothes" but more of a way of life. Fashion is

transforming from an ordinary wear to being the

statement some individuals desire to tell the world.

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men's point of view shadows acceptance of feelings and connects inner conscience with the social aspects of how

one lives their life and how they feel others in their "circle"

need to see their life too. The growing trend also comes intact with the sexuality and identity questions many persons seek answers to.


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HAS DISNEY GONE TOO FAR? BY : DEXTER ADAMS

DESIGNED BY: DEVIN LEE

With Avengers: Infinity War's introduction to the MCU

only that but, with T'Challa gone, what will happen to the

(Marvel Cinematic Universe), many were surprised by the

Black Panther and Wakanda? There are no more

sudden turn that the movie took. Unlike the stereotypical

Heart-Shaped Herbs (the plant that grants the consumer

superhero movie where good triumphs over evil, evil wins

the abilities of the Black Panther), so how will the Black

and there are heavy casualties. Many of Marvel's beloved

Panther be replaced? What about the Guardians of the

characters were lost and, with this great loss of characters,

Galaxy? Only Rocket was left and you can't have the series

the MCU may have written itself into a corner.

with only one character, so how will the franchise continue?

With a literal snap of his fingers, Thanos eradicated half of

And what about Spider-Man?

the universe, killing many characters including; T'Challa,

sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Peter Parker, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Stephen Strange,

that? There was a teaser in Homecoming that hinted at the

almost the entirety of The Guardians of the Galaxy, Nick

existence of Miles Morales, Peter Parker's successor in the

Fury, and more.

While doing such a thing was true to

comics, does this mean he will take the place of Spider-Man

Thanos' character, and will certainly drum up business

in future Marvel movies? If so, is Marvel really going to drop

when the next Avengers movie hits the silver screen, but

Tom Holland after he only played Spider-Man for three

what about the rest of the MCU?

movies?

Black Panther was one of Marvel's highest grossing films

Marvel effectively terminated several of its movie franchises

and yet he was killed off just as quickly as anyone else. Not

with just one film eliminating multiple opportunities to get

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"MARVEL HAS DONE SOMETHING THAT NO OTHER MOVIE FRANCHISE HAS DONE... " money, something that no self-respecting business would

to remain dead, Marvel will lose a good majority of its fans

willingly do, so that begs the question: why did Marvel do it?

as many fan favorites died.

There have been multiple conspiracists that believe that Marvel will come up with some way to bring back everyone

Marvel has done something that no other movie franchise

that was killed, even those like Heimdal!, Loki, and Gamora.

has done something that no other franchise has done, but

However, should Marvel do this, they could lose credibility.

in doing so they may have doomed their franchise. Whether or not they choose to bring back the characters

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Marvel has already come under scrutiny for killing off a

Thanos killed, they have harmed their franchise in such a

character and said character coming back later, Loki and

way that they may not be able to recover. If Marvel just

Red Skull being a prime example of this. If Marvel was to

wanted to boost attendance for the next Avengers movie,

bring back everyone they killed off, it would make death

they did a wonderful job because there is no doubt that it

seem inconsequential, much like it is in the Dragon Ball

will be a bigger hit than Infinity War was, but in the long-run,

franchise. At the same time, if those that were killed were

they just hurt the company.

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THE INCREDIBLES

NOTHING SHORT OF INCREDIBLE BY : RICK RICE DESIGNED BY : DEVIN LEE

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“ONE THING THAT MAKES THESE MOVIES UNIQUE

THAT ITS SET-UP WITHIN A FAMILY UNIT“

I fancy more adult themed material. From the books that

When I think of super-heroes, I generally think of a caped

I read, to television shows and movies, I identify more with

individual (Batman or Spawn) running to save someone in

material that is suited for a mature audience, but a time

despair. It never occurred to me when I was younger that

comes when I want to be a kid again and watch something

our beloved heroes have a family to deal with, and that can

from Pixar. The magic behind their animation, sheer

be stressful on a whole other level. From the crime-fighting

creativity and hidden Easter eggs that are spotted by the

moments, the discussions at the dinner table and dealing

adults more than the kids are a lot of fun as well. The

with the struggles of a marriage, how can one manage

Incredibles made me feel like a kid again in so many ways.

being a savior? Brad Bird asks interesting questions in his

One thing that makes these movies unique is that its set-up

films and spins a different perspective on the super-hero

within a family unit. Super-heroes are separated into

genre. It's not just about fighting the bad guys, saving the

groups, factions, or just a lone wolf; The Incredibles are not

world and kissing your love. There are more things at stake

so, being that a law has been implemented so that they

here; family.

must conceal their identity from the world. The Parr family has been struggling for the past fifteen This, in some ways, reminded me of

years after the law abolished the super-heroes from public

Captain America: Civil War; where the

view. Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) works at an insurance

super-heroes are divided for obvious

company and looks more and more depressed every time

reasons that are evident in the film.

we see him. Helen (the amazing voice of Holly Hunter) takes

With The Incredibles, Super-heroes

care of the two kids Dash and Violet who also have powers

cause problems for regular people:

of their own. Their parents don't want their children to use

property damage mainly. A law is put

their powers as they are afraid something bad will happen.

into effect that super-heroes are illegal and the ones who are, are subjected to living a normal life. Writer and Director Brad Bird (who returned for the long-awaited sequel) blends the family life, super-hero life, and plain old craziness that this family endures perfectly. I also love that the movie takes places in perhaps the 1960s; although the movie itself never confirms or denies this.

The relationship between Bob and Helen is the highlight of the film for me, they have great chemistry together and work well and husband and wife. And, we can't forget about Frozone, (the one and only Samuel L. Jackson) Bob's best friend.

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“BEING THAT THERE IS A FOURTEEN-YEAR GAP BETWEEN THE SEQUEL ... “ The Incredibles features a great deal of comedy as

Animated films have a unique sense of style. Their main

well, especially in the long-awaited sequel. The comedy

target audience is children, but the parents and adults are

works as well as the action sequences. But, besides the

the ones that will pick up on the little things called easter

action and the comedy, the best parts of the movie are the

eggs that the youngsters would hardly notice. The Incredi-

family moments. I love time period films simply because of

bles packs enough punch to not only recommend as a

all the detail that is involved, and I suspect this film is not in

family film but as a super-hero film that far exceeds any DC

the present. The moments where the family engage in

and Marvel movie that I've seen in recent years. The cos-

family issues is great and even when Bob says he's "going

tumes are great as well as the soundtrack. Plus, we can't

bowling with Frozone" he's actually sneaking around waiting

forget the one who helped design the suits Edna Mode

for a crime to happen, so he can charge to the rescue. That

(voiced by who would've thought the writer and director

moment when Frozone says, "Why don't we actually do what we say to our wives just to spice things up" had me screaming in the theater.

Brad Bird). That character evokes so many laughs. The things she says, the way she walks, everything about her is so funny. It was a welcome return to see her again in the sequel.

Sequels are good to have, and The Incredibles 2 is the sequel that is worth seeing multiple times. Bring a large crowd and get Being that

ready for an

there is a

incredible

fourteen-year

experience. The

gap between the sequel and the original is a risky bet.

voice cast is back and the story in the new

Sequels are often requested by the public and fans, and if

addition is a well-thought-out one. The action is

they are done right you'll see more and more people return

great and the humor is by far a whole lot better.

to the theater again and again. I say if you're going to make

Super-hero films don't get any better here and

a sequel, take all the time you need and make it right, never

the Parr family is one for the books in

rush something. After all this time, The Incredibles 2 is a

remembering for years to come. Super-heroes

sequel that is well worth the wait. It's hilarious from start to

are big, tall and fight a lot of crime, but The

finish, gorgeous animation and a great story that literally

Incredibles has something going for that no other

takes places moments after the first. Boy, am I glad I saw the

super-hero movie has...the stress of having your

double feature. The audience laughed harder and more

family involved and boy it is worth it!

frequently during the second film as well.

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Have you ever watched the alluring dance moves of Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, and Tyga and wondered who was the individual who taught them? The name behind the choreography is Matt Steffanina and if you haven't checked out his social media or YouTube channel, do it now because he is a true genius when it comes to keeping the eye of the watcher on the moves of the performer. Before his fame in the world of dance, Steffanina started swaying at 18 under the name of bboy in talent competitions of his local town of Virginia. It was no surprise that he won using his interest of Hip Hop to inspire his movements. News about his talent spread fast throughout the community and he was soon offered a job as the head choreographer for a Hip Hop dance crew at the University of Virginia. Dancing is a challenge for the mind and the body, but Steffanina is aware of those who have two left feet or lacking in confidence. In the studio, he creates a live, energetic and inviting atmosphere that would attract any newbie in the dance game. As his career was starting to take off, Steffanina decided to tackle bigger challenges outside of his community and traveled with his crew to the east coast to teach as well as compete for a couple of years. He instantly grabbed the attention of viewers and ultimately snagged a spot in the limelight of television. Steffanina performed on the popular dance show So You Think You Can Dance and was hired as a choreographer for commercials overseas. His passion for dancing was not only impacting his life; it connected to the lives of other likeminded individuals looking for a way to express themselves though prevailing body movements. Steffanina became mindful of the shared desire between him and his followers and went for another challenge, to teach the world how to dance. He stepped into the digital world and began recording live tutorials from his studio located in Los Angeles, California. His YouTube and social media accounts became the go to place for aspiring dancers, generating over eight million views and over 700,000 subscribers. In 2012 he created live dance tutorials with a mission to make online classes accessible to those who aren't located near his studio or don't have the financial support. This dancer's got heart and deserves much praise for making a complicating activity accomplishable. Steffanina is still teaching weekly hip hop classes to everyone of all ages, shapes and sizes, onsite and online. Anyone can dance, and this is the guy who can definitely teach you how. His lessons start from beginner to intermediate, where he moves slow and gives clear instructions so the student could grasp each turn of the hips and wave of hands. The videos are no longer than twenty to forty minutes, afterward they move onto a group session where the viewer is taken to his studio with fellow dancers and the music for the taught choreographs. So, do you have the passion dance and want to learn the hottest moves? Check out Matt Steffanina's YouTube, lnstagram


Are you a Mommy, Dancer, and Choreographer? Well, I am and its a struggle. In my

That's when I decided to give professional advice. I,

world I have to learn how to balance and use my time

explained to her that if she wanted to have a shot in winning

management skills to the fullest. Being a mother of three

the 50 Mies Competition in New York City. She was going to

children definitely has its ups and downs. Dealing with a 11,

have dance! So, of course she confused at first. Eventually,

8, and 4 year old keeps me so busy. I barely have time to

she started to learn some of the choreography. To make a

breathe my own air lol. A mother's job is never done!

long story short, "She killed that stage at the end of her

However, I wouldn't change it for the world! Let me start by

performance". She shocked everyone including Me! I was

expressing that I am very passionate about "Dance"! I love

ecstatic and very proud of myself. 1st Place 50 Mies Winner

the different styles, formations and everyone's unique ways

was definitely a Big Deal!

In rehearsal,

I would watch the way she would perform.

to express themselves.

Another one of my accomplishments was being chosen to I literally can dance to

anything! When I hear music it

dance for the "Beano Dance Crew". They are a local singing

can make me sad, happy, crazy, creative, and feel so much

from Boston who were signed to Michael Bivins record

love all at the same time. I really dont know what I would

label. Also, I've been friends with them for many years. So, I

without dance or music. I've choreographed for many art­

felt very comfortable and owned it. I love being a Mom,

ists and even won many competitions. However, there was

Dancer, Choreographer, and the music and dance editor of

one in particular that I was very proud of. Her name was

HSM! I've accomplished so many things and many more to

Ade Marie and she was an amazing singer.

come!

She didn't have any dance experience and honestly she

#IAMAHSMLIT #OWNYOURCRAFT #BEYOURSELF

Best, Neeca Wilder Music/Dance Editor HSM Magazine(High Soaring Millenials)

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