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CONTENT BLACK COVER EDITION STOP THE KILLING 4 VICKIE LUST 8 LAILA T 10 TOI CHERESE -STRUT 14 STEPHANIE LYNETTE 16 KJ PEEPLES 18 TAMARSHA ALEXANDER20 BRIE WREH 23 DAKOTAH JONES 27 ANNA ALAM 34 ICONIQUE EEEATS 36 SABER THE MODEL 38 LASADA LLOYD 40 KELLY GEISELMAN 42 GOT DAMN LOLA 44 KIEVE GORDON 46 KIMBERLY PARKS 48 STALLION THE MODEL 50 BRIONA THOMPSON 52

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WHY WE NEVER TALK ABOUT BLACK ON BLACK CRIME

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You’ve heard it before. It is the most frequent response to any accusation of police brutality. It is the repeated sleight of hand used to distract and drown out the voices of Black Lives Matter. It is an oft-used “alt-right” refrain and a sincere query from curious white questioners. It is the weapon of choice for the black practitioners of respectability politics and the favorite follow-up for people who frame their arguments with the preamble, “Not all white people ... ” Why don’t black people ever talk about black-on-black crime? Instead of rejecting the entire notion as a method of deflection and privilege, we will attempt to formally dismiss the conversation forever by laying out the facts about why white America never hears us talk about black-on-black crime. It’s not a thing. According to the FBI’s uniform crime-reporting data for 2016, 90.1 percent of black victims of homicide were killed by other blacks, while 83.5 percent of whites were killed by other whites. While no life is inconsequential, the statistical evidence shows that—just as for blacks when it comes to black-on-black crime—whites are mostly victimized by other whites, with the vast majority of white murders committed by whites. This is because most victims of crime personally know their assailants. And while this is a truth across racial boundaries, no one ever talks about “whiteon-white crime.” Furthermore, the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ arrest data analysis tool shows that less than 1 percent of blacks overall (about 2 percent of black men) commit a violent crime in any given year. This means, factoring in interracial violent offenses, 99 percent of black men do not commit black-onblack crime. It has nothing to do with what we are talking about. Imagine the head of Homeland Security walking up to the microphone to hold a press conference after a horrific terrorist attack, but when reporters start asking him about stopping terrorism and catching the culprits, he begins talking about texting and driving. Sounds stupid, right? But distracted driving kills more Americans each year than terrorism (and black-on-black crime), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so, according to the advocates of conversations about black-on-black crime, we should be discussing this first.


It is true that the vast majority of black murders are committed by black men, and we should do something to combat that statistic (we will get to that later, I promise), but that fact has nothing to do with state violence. When anyone interrupts a discussion about Black Lives Matter by bringing up black-on-black crime, it sounds as stupid as if a doctor addressed a cancerous brain tumor by asking about domestic violence, or if America’s highest-ranking government official addressed white supremacist Nazi-palooza by talking about the so-called alt-left and the “very fine” tiki-torch carriers. No one would ever be that stupid. We actually do talk about it ... all the time. It is perfectly understandable why white America assumes that black people don’t talk about black-on-black crime. However, the reason they make this assumption dates to a quote found in recently uncovered papers from an unnamed woman archaeological and historical researchers refer to as “Grandmama”: “It ain’t none of their damn business.” The reality is, in neighborhoods and cities across America, there are countless organizations, activists and movements dedicated to curbing violence in black communities. The number of “Stop the Violence” marches dwarfs the demonstrations against police brutality. Unity rallies and peace picnics happen every day. Scared Straight programs for at-risk youths, gang counseling, neighborhood watches, intervention specialists, youth counselors, and too many other people and groups to name all lead the charge against crime and violence. But those efforts don’t make aren’t as salacious as people ing; nor do they serve the mation bias. Besides, people would know stopped deflecting and instead actually neighborhood to effort to address the

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black-on-black crime.

Both sociologists and crimviolent crime is a complex phenomenon. Generally speakpoor people commit the most Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2008 through 2012, households at

inologists agree that socioeconomic ing, research shows that crime: According to the during the period from “persons in poor or below the


federal poverty level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households (16.9 per 1,000) ... The overall pattern of poor persons having the highest rates of violent victimization was consistent for both whites and blacks.� Knowing this, the small difference in crime rates can easily be explained by income disparity. Maybe the question should be why are such a large percentage of black people poor? As a matter of fact, if we are going to derail a conversation about black lives to talk about black-on-black crime, there are a few other questions we should answer first: Why is the rate of violence actually higher among poor, urban whites? Why don’t we ever discuss the economic impact of redlining and segregation on rates of violence? If we are going to discuss the number of black people killed by blacks, should we discuss the number of white people murdered, raped and assaulted by fellow whites? Will this conversation include a debate about how blacks are arrested, incarcerated and sentenced for longer periods than whites for committing the same crimes? Are you willing to detour into a brief explanation of why schools with large percentages of blacks are underfunded even though they have the same tax base and incomes? Do you have time to talk about the wage gap? Unemployment disparities? All of these factors contribute to crime rates. So if you want to have a conversation about black-on-black crime, you should be careful, because, like most conversations about race, it will end up back in the same place: White supremacy. *A previous version of this article said that most murders were committed by whites. The FBI statistic referred to by that claim is only true in homicides by a single victim and a single offender. - Michael Harriot


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LinToi Bailey’s (S.T.R.U.T. Clothing) Model/designer Bio I am LinToi Bailey, aka “Toi Cheree”, plus-size model and fashion designer/owner of S.T.R.U.T clothing and Apparel. My journey to fashion design simply started with my love of “getting dressed”. I have always had a love for putting clothing together to make a statement and presenting myself as a package. Through that I developed a love for fashion. I began modeling others designs (runway “my strong suit” and commercial), but always making every outfit my “own”. I have done fashion shows in NT fashion week, Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, IL., NC, TN, KY, OH, and AL. through this, I started to notice that others would often come to me for fashion/styling advice. This led to my true passion of styling and designing clothes for other people. I am all about making people look and feel their best in their own style. I was questioned by a fellow designer/friend, that if I were to start my own brand, “what would it be called”? I immediately came up with the mane STRUT because of my love for the runway, nut just as my clothing I wanted to give it meaning. So, I turned S.T.R.U.T. into an acronym that means STRENGHT. TALENT. REFINED. UNIQUE. TENACITY. These are characteristics that I try to display daily and that I believe every woman should aim to embody. I started the brand with the goal of making affordable, fashionable, readyto-wear clothing to suit women of all different sizes, ages, and styles, with specific interest in plus-size fashion forward clothing. Fashion to me goes way beyond outward appearance, it is about empowering women to look and feel their best in all aspects of their lives. I am a mom, nurse, fashion designer/stylist, entrepreneur and networker to the heart. I never meet a “stranger”. On this journey, I have met so many influential people in the fashion industry that have inspired me to0 go after my passion for fashion. As I continue to grow my brand, S.T.R.U.T., I will continue to look to others for inspiration and I look forward to the relationships I will build along the way. Check out the STRUT Models in this edition of iconique magazine from page 12 to 48. All the clothes in this shoot was provided by CDenim & STRUT Brands. I can be contacted on social media sites: Facebook- Toi Cheree, FB page- https:// www.facebook.com/modellintoicheree, Instagram- @S.T.R.U.T.byToi, and check out my website to purchase items at www.strutbytoi.com . PC: VON DONALD LOCATION: DETROIT MI

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Stephanie Lynette is a 40 your old Singer, Model, Songwriter and Actress. Loves God and family more than anything. Every since I was a little girl all I wanted to do was sing and write songs. I always wanted to model but as a young girl I was always big and taller than all the other girl’s. I was told I couldn’t where my hair a certain way because my face is too fat or I was the ugly duckling. I use to think I had to be thine and not me because I wasn’t pretty to some people. But when looking at my self in a photo one day after a photo shoot for some music I was working on! I said that’s me the photographer at the time said yes that’s you he said you look beautiful you model. I Said Yes I’m A Model.. I have been modeling now since I was 30 years old. Entertaining the world is in my near future with all my gifts from God. I’m just a plain Jane from the South Side Of Chicago Illinois that wants to help as minnie people as I can on my journey.


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Hello! I am KJ Peeples and not a conventional woman! For starters, God gave me two amazing second chances, first one with my highschool sweetheart turned husband, then modeling. Life’s been mind blowingly blessed! I am doing things in the fashion industry that society says I shouldn’t be. I’m over forty but I vow to keep showing that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams. Through modeling, I was introduced to pageantry where I competed and won my first state title as Mrs Alabama Plus America 2015. Since then, I’ve used my platform and experiences to empower and inspire as many others as I can. Now I’ve been crowned and serving as Miss Alabama Plus America Ambassador 2018! The plus size(curvy) movement is so important to me because we are beautiful and deserving of love, respect, acceptance and happiness. By God’s Grace, I do all this AND maintain a nineteen year career driving an eighteen wheeler. How’s that for empowerment?! My motto is “One spark of confidence can ignite a firestorm of fierce!” God blesses us all with unique gifts meant to be shared with the world. Hold on tight! Don’t let go! Speak life into your dreams!

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DAKOTA JONES Dakotah Shari, enjoys being a representative of the full figured fashion industry. One of her platforms of being a model is to break the stereotypical barrier of the “Just Only Industry Models Allowed” and encouraging women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their voluptuous curves unapologetically. Ms. Shari, in September 2018 has won the title of “Miss More Than a Model 2018” from the “She Helps Empower Beyoutiful,” modeling organization in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked during the S.H.E. candidate interview of what a being a mod-

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Cold brew coffee is popping up everywhere, poised to be a top food trend in the new year. You may have seen it on the menu of your favorite coffeehouse or in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store, but what exactly is cold brew coffee, and why are people raving about it? Cold brew 101 Cold brew coffee is commonly confused with iced coffee, but the name comes from how it’s brewed rather than how it’s served. Cold brew coffee is slowly steeped in cold water using coarsely ground coffee beans. While you can brew a pot of traditional hot coffee in a few minutes, cold brew takes hours - 12 or more - to achieve the signature result. PC: VON DONALD When you taste a high-quality cup of cold brew coffee, the difference is apparent. Coffee made using the cold brew methLOCATION: MEMPHIS TN od has a smoother, naturally sweeter result that tastes less acidic than traditional hot-brewed coffee. The reason for this is the solubility of the organic acids inherent in coffee are extracted at higher brewing temperatures. The organic acids (like


quite the task, but that doesn’t mean you must choose between expensive coffeehouse cold brew and the messy, time-consuming process of cold brewing at home. The solution: Java House(R) Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Dual-Use Liquid Pods can be enjoyed hot or cold at home. To enjoy hot, place a pod into a single-serve brewer with

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Servings: 1

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1 and 1/2 tablespoons salted caramel syrup

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citric, malic, formic, quinic and acetic) are a signature aspect of hot-brewed coffee’s flavor and aroma yet only dissolve in hot water. The cold brew method doesn’t extract the bright flavors associated with these acids but extracts the rich chocolate and caramel notes that result in the rich and smooth beverage with a difference that you can taste.

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Hello Aspiring Model’s, Our focus and topic is on the Male Model which is often not highlighted as much as the Female Model. Question’s has been asked about becoming a successful Male Runway Model. Topic: How to become a Professional Male Runway Model? Male Runway Modeling is simply yet tricky, it’s a very different walk from a female walk such as where the female sway’s the hip’s and the male model doesn’t. It’s a more straight posture, relaxed & confidence look and walk, this will require training from a professional. Physical requirement’s are usually between height 6’0 and 6’2 tall, chest 38’ to 40’ , waist 30’ to 32’in. , in good health, good muscle definition, not to muscular unless you are a fit male model. When walking never look down , instead look out at the audience into a particular imaginary area , never make eye contact. Take long strides, let arm’s swing naturally along your side. Keep your mouth natural. Alway’s practice good posture, keep body straight ( walk tall) with shoulder’s back. Remember never to look robotic ( Lol). Get more involved and lot’s of exposure, training & professional photo’s. Remember there are just as many opportunitie’s out there for a Male Model as there are for a Female Model. My advice is get notice. ( social media, go-see’s, audition’s, etc.) Stay Beautiful, Angela C. Drisdel

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5 WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY WHEN ON THE ROAD

(BPT) - Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, if you spend your career on the road or even just take an occasional road trip, it may seem tough to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on the go. The sedentary hours spent behind the wheel, combined with the seemingly limited healthy food options along the highway, can take a toll — especially on your heart. 1. Take breaks. Too much time behind the wheel can make you stiff and sore, causing stress and fatigue. Make sure to know your own limits, both in terms of physical endurance and mental focus and attention. Breathe deeply, in and out, several times during your breaks — this gets more oxygen to your brain when you need it, helping you to stay alert and awake. 2. Get some exercise. During your breaks, park further from the rest stop to add extra steps, or take a brisk walk around the area to get your blood flowing. Stretch your arms and legs, bend your knees, gently roll your neck and move all parts of your body to work out the kinks. If you are fit enough, try this challenge: 20 air squats, 10 push-ups, 10 lunges. 3. Rest. Get at least seven hours of sleep a night while you’re traveling, both for your own health and for safety. Tim McGee, Lead Driver for Pilot Flying J tanker fleet out of Knoxville, recommends that if you’re feeling fatigued, “Find a safe place to park and rest, nap no longer than 20-30 minutes, walk around.” When you wake up from a nap, move around, get some fresh air and drink plenty of water to be sure you’re fully awake and refreshed before hitting the road again. 4. Eat real meals. Stop for complete, well-rounded meals when you can, to help resist the urge to snack on less healthful choices. No matter which meal you’re stopping for, include protein choices like roasted chicken, yogurt or hard-boiled eggs, vegetables like salads, steamed broccoli or green beans, and fresh fruit such as grapes or bananas. All of these choices are available at Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America. The PJ Fresh Marketplace, available at many locations nationwide, offers a fast-casual restaurant where you can sit and eat a fresh, healthy meal or get a combo meal to go. As one of the largest franchisees of Subway, Pilot Flying J also offers great sandwich choices. Choose options with lean meats like turkey or chicken, pile on the veggies and go easy on the dressing for the healthiest approach. 5. Snack smart. When you need a quick pick-me-up between meals, you can find plenty of healthy fruits, veggies, nuts, yogurt and protein bars on the road. According to the ATA, the banana has become one of the most popular picks for on-the-go snacking — it comes in its own package, and it’s full of nutrients. ATA America’s Road Team Captain Rhonda Hartman says, “Snack on fruits and vegetables instead of high-calorie and high-salt snacks. It will keep your blood sugar levels even, so you don’t get the energy spikes and drops.” Stay hydrated with water, limiting your intake of sugary sodas and not overdoing the caffeinated beverages, which can make you feel jittery and keep you from resting well at night. These tips will not only make you healthier when you get to your destination, but keep the journey safe and more enjoyable as well. With a little planning ahead, and choosing the best options for where to rest and eat, your trips will fly by. For those interested in going the extra mile, check out the Life is Why We Give(TM) campaign, where supporters like Pilot Flying J raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.


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MILK AND HONEY

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Milk and Honey is located on the West Side of Atlanta on Cascade Rd SW. Milk and Honey offers southern cuisine with contemporary styles to create some of Atlantas most delightful, mouth-watering and visually appealing dishes around. It is a must that you visit this awesome restaurant. Nik was my Host for that day and he made sure that I was well taken care of. He introduced me to my waitress Alexia and she made sure that my experience was very memerable and she said that I would leave very satisfied. I told her that I was looking for something with fish and she recommended the following:

DEEP FRIED SALMON HASH

My order first started with complementary buttermilk biscuits with pure honey. They was light fluffy and cooked to perfection. A perfect start to my main dish.

“ OMG THIS IS FIRE”

You all know that I am a big lover of salmon. So I had to try the deep fried salmon hash. This is so delicious. The cream spinach has a smooth and nutty flavor. The hash browns give me that south comfort-food feel I’d expect when I’m eating southern style dishes, plus you also know I love potatoes on everything, so having hash browns on this was a added treat to my taste buds. The creamy Cajun sauce has this subtle heat to it which really complement the crunchy deep fried salmon. The Salmon was not over cooked and was tender and delightful. I really love visually appealing foods such as this. With one of the highest prices on the menu, I must say that it is well worth it. Milk and Honey is located on the west side of Atlanta where you don’t typically get an opportunity to enjoy fine cuisine like this. Milk and Honey I believe will be the “go to” for restaurants cuisines like this. Great customer service Janelle and Anthony (The MOD’s) made me feel warm and welcome. I am pleasantly satisfied and full. You can’t forget the music. Their playlist reminds me of a backyard bbq definitely contributes to a family reunion, down home type feel. - V.Donald


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57 and looking Beautiful I started modeling at the age of 57. I enjoy photography, fashion design, runway and print modeling, movies, concerts, decorating, events, singing, traveling, networking and meeting new people. I like to help others see their potential and to think out of the box and be creative in photography. I’m living my best life now, I will be 60 in March and looking forward to new partners and adventures.


LaSada Lloyd, stage name Sai Sai, is an Expression Artist. She is the mother of four and

grandmother of three. She is an advocate for Domestic Abuse Awareness & Prevention. Her credentials include Certification in Professional Customer Service, Certification in Performing Arts, Associate’s degree in Business Computer Systems, and Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. LaSada is a collaborative writer of the book Electronic Corpse, edited by Ayodele Heath, 2014; available on Amazon.com. She is also a local Actress, experienced Runway/ Lifestyle Model, Performance Speaker, Workshop Presenter, & Hostess. LaSada has appeared in stage productions such as Lord Fight this Battle, Black Nativity, Prayer Will Fix It, Good Times, & Damnation. She’s appeared in Indie films & TV/Web series such as Take It or Leave It, Confusion of Love, Blue Collar Hustle, Single Married Life, & Four Friends. She’s hosted & performed Spoken Word at a variety of events & venues including Columbus


State University, Tri-City Gospel Concert, The Bridge Fashion Show, Liberty Theater, Larry Love’s Cancer Gala, Black People United, 2018 Teen Spotlight Awards, and a plethora of networking events. LaSada was a featured role model in the online 2017 magazine issue of Beauty Within, an NBA Cheerleader at the 2017 Celebrity Basketball Game, nominated one of Atlanta’s 2017 & 2018 hottest female models, and is a recipient of Atlanta’s 2018 Actors Awards in film & TV. She has managed her organization, Sai What You Want, since 2005. She writes & performs customizes dramatic monologues. LaSada encourages others to “Sai What You Want” through your personality by being who God created you to be! Her motto is “Be Blessed by Blessing Someone Else”. LaSada aka Sai Sai is available for booking at lasada.lloyd@ yahoo.com for book releases, conferences, workshops, fashion shows, promotional, networking, and many other social events. Support and view work samples by following her social media. Www.facebook.com/saisaisaiwhatyouwant Www.instagram.com/sai_what_you_ want Www.twitter.com/tweesai https://www.youtube.com/user/lasadawll1

LaSada “Sai Sai” Lloyd Expression Artist lasada.lloyd@yahoo.com 706-573-0537


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I was born and raised in the small town of TyTy, GA. Growing up I didnt always use to love myself; nor my body. I was the chubby kid in school who wasnt the most popular but i made long lasting friends based off my personality and my love of the arts. I got into modeling during my teen years because I wanted to believe that beauty could be found in all shapes and sizes if you knew where to look and if the right person was looking. Eventhough I was; as the older generation would call it; “plump” I couldn’t and wouldn’t let that define me. I obtained a B.A in Dramatic Arts and a M.A. in Speech/Theatre and have since used my talents anywhere that I could to continue to shape my craft of Acting and Modeling all the while becoming stronger within myself, learning to love myself as is, and realizing that I was a beautiful, fullfigured, woman who could smile, pose, be sassy, and has a mean strut down the runway. As I continue my journey to being a Fullfigured Model I hope to grow and break barriers as some of the women before me and make a lasting impression on the World of Fashion for years to come. Keive A.Gordon


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PARKS My name is Kimberly Parks, I was one of the models that was chosen to model for your magazine. I just wanted to give you a brief summary about my-self. I started modeling about 12 years ago for this designer named Harvey Star Washington from up north and this is when plus size modeling was really just getting started. I enjoyed traveling and net working with different models, agents and photographers. In 2014 I had a friend name Antoinette and she called me and said hey I know a lady new to Atlanta who is looking for a full figure model to help her jump start her line. Well she introduce me to the CEO of Pretty Plus Girls Tiara Marsh and it was history from that point on. I begin to meet and model for different designer like Vdinx, Cdenim, Sharon Dill-Hackney and the list goes on . From Savannah, New Orleans, Miami, Tennessee and New York for Fashion Week. I have been able to meet some of the most elite models and different agents to be able to now start and build my own brand Kp the Model, The BBW Veteran. I absolutely love meeting and talking to women who feel that just because they are over 250 pounds that they are not beautiful. I mentor a lot of women and I also bring a lot of women to different designers who wants either a size 0 model to a size 22 model. I am thankful and humble for this opportunity. If you want to connect with me my social media page for Facebook is Kimberly Cunningham and my Instagram is @thethickest31.


Stallion

Stallion the Model as I am known in the modeling industry. I’m 32 years old and a native of Monroe, Louisiana. I currently reside in Atlanta, Ga. Modeling has always been a passion for me. I have a family history in hair and fashion. I am a free- spirited, and fun-loving individual. After moving to Atlanta, I decided to step back out into the modeling toas share Stallion industry the Model I am know my passion with the world. I have participated in numerous fashion showsLouisiana. in Georgia, New Monroe, I currently re York, North Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. I am the Cover model fora PrettyPlusGirls Maghave family history in hair and azine 2019, with Ceo Tiara Marsh as editor. When I’m not on theing Runway, I enjoy spending to Atlanta, I decided to step b time with my family. I enjoy dancing, staying fit, and shopping. I world. love anything with fashion. I have participated in num I will continue to spread my bayou charm and my love for fashion. da, and Alabama. I am the Cover editor. When I’m not on the Run fit, and shopping. I love anything for fashion.


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wn in the modeling industry. I’m 32 years old and a native of eside in Atlanta, Ga. Modeling has always been a passion for me. I fashion. I am a free- spirited, and fun-loving individual. After movback out into the modeling industry to share my passion with the merous fashion shows in Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Florir model for PrettyPlusGirls Magazine 2019, with Ceo Tiara Marsh as nway, I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy dancing, staying g with fashion. I will continue to spread my bayou charm and my love


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