1st year anniversary
L’amour Divine Magazine Volume 6
COMMUNITY 04 PET CORNER 06 SPORTS 08 HEALTH 09 FAMILY LIVING 12 D.U.I
HISTORY 13 CHURCH & STATE 15 GOVERNMENT 16 LEGENDARY VOICES
- Community Heroes
MUSIC & ARTS
18 MUSIC 24 POETRY 26 BODY ART 26 JUST ART
MY STYLE, MY LIFE
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THE STREETS MY STYLE MY LIFE THE FLIP SIDE THE OUTCOME MY STORY THE RUNWAY BEHIND THE WALLS
LOVE & SEX
53 DIVINE AFTER DARK 56 COMMITMENTS 58 SAFE SEX 59 CUPID GONE WRONG
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COVER STORY 32 SPACEE KADETT
THE owners EDITOR: Joe Bloggs
We would like to dedicate this Volume to our readers, participants and to those who have supported us in our journey.
We would like to thank our readers and participants who have supported us in our journey. We have learned so much throughout our past volumes and will continue to grow on our road to success. We are far from professionals but instead are two individuals
who have a dream and don’t mind teaching themselves. With each volume we become more and more knowledgeable of what works and what doesn’t. We thank you for your patience, dedication and continued support!
Brianna Spurlock Owner
Basia Tomaszek Co-Owner
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Love is all THEY need. Our fellow pets are not always treated the best, yet they’re found to be more loyal than humans. Some peoyou and Saphire were breathple do not Michelle, understand that animals during our do nottaking differ to far from us.photo The Petshoot, even though she tried to escape several times! Corner features different types of anthank you so much for allowing us to imals We from their perspective! We also know more about Red tail Boa’s! share information against animal cruelty and animals that are close to extinction! We want to hear from you . Get featured in our next issue and let your pet have a voice.
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thank you so much for participating in modeling for our pet corner section. we hope to work with you again.
Nicco shared his story to bring awareness on how bad puppy mills are, while in the process encouraging people to get animals from shelters or rescue groups instead. Nicco is also training to become a therapy dog to help patients in the hospital and nursing homes. Thank you Enjoli and Nicco your story has touched us in so many ways!
Traci, thank you so much for allowing Rockstarr to grace our pet corner section! You showed throughout her article just how much you care, love and adore her. Yet, she made sure to let everyone know it is not easy being a fabulous Rockstarr as herself, but having a great mother makes it so much easier!
Tracey McIntyre You were such a gentleman on camera and off! We wish you the best and plan on seeing you in the NFL soon! 06
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Khaili Thank you so much for supporting and participating within our volume one. Youâ€™re opening so many positive doors for children athletes, while promoting the importance of fitness, healthy eating and remaining stress free!
Adriana Kubica You allowed the world to see what drinking and driving can take away from people. We thank you so much for bringing awareness to our community.
Angel: You were able to bring a new look to our sports section, by showing female athletes can still be very feminine and sexy. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Angel By: Ms. Kenyetta Mckinnie
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Serenity and Family: At such a young you deal with several heath issues on a daily basis. You taught us how to appreciate life by not taking it for granted. You have two strong devoted parents and brothers who love you dearly. We thank you so much for allowing us in your home! Serenity you are a beautiful and loving miracle from above!
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Throughout your interview everyone in our team cried the whole time. There was not one moment we did not feel your pain or strength to keep going! You are what we would refer to as, “Super Woman”. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your story!
Tamera, Anthony and Mylah:
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Francesca & Jerry:
Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your pregnancy!
Esha and Alayzha, there hasn’t been a time that you haven’t supported me. so once again thank you!
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Robin, Phoenix and Morgyn: Robin, you are a magnificent single mother! We thank you so much for allowing us to share your struggles as a parent and as a lesbian. It’s not easy raising children on your own. So pat yourself on the back because you deserve it!
Lady of Essences: We thank you for supportING and showing us that a family doesn’t always have to consist of just blood related members.
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Say No to drink and driving!
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Diana I could not even come close to imagine your pain. We are grateful for your strength to share Stephanieâ€™s story, to spread awareness about the consequences with drinking and driving.
Elizabeth: Thank you so much Elizabeth for sharing your abilities with us. You are such a positive and beautiful person all the way around! We are so grateful for your support anD encouragement! Lâ€™amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com 013
Nina: We appreciate you opening up to us about your struggles with your religion and sexuality. It is not easy to do what you did! Thank you so much for your support Nina!
Alim: Thank you so much for allowing us to view your beliefs and for your support even though our perceptions may differ in some aspects. Youâ€™re a prime example of a strong man. 014 Lâ€™amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com
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Veronica, you are the nicest and sweetest person we’ve ever met. You see the good in everyone even if it’S miles away. Thank you so much for your participation, story, support and service in the Air Force!
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community heroes Detroit Latinaz and The Kappa Family: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to hear firsthand about the variety of positive projects you partake in within the community.
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Kasondra, La Kata, Sekzi Red, Kenyetta, Cassie, Koco, Shenieka Beattie, Angelique: Poetry is referred to as “literary work”, in which feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style an just that, in which the true definition of poetry is. Th
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h a unique intensity is given to the expression of nd rhythm. Everyone within this section has showed hank you!
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Body art Sebastian Murphy: Thank you so much Sebastian for giving us the chance to interview you! Keep up with the good work because you are phenomenal at what you do!
JUST ART Britany Martin: Creativity is your middle name and your art work truly expresses soâ€” Thank you!
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Zipporah: You wrote a spectacular article based on the current state of the streets from your knowledge. Thank you so much for your help and involvement.
You are intelligent, wise and driven. No matter what I come up with, you always seem to support me. You are more than just a feature but a longtime friend. Thank you! NUTCRACKER You ARE TRULY ONE OF A KIND, VERY HARD WORKING, DETERMINED AND OF COURSE A RUFF RYDER. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.
Dee: You were fantastic during the shoot and have supported us since the beginning. Thank you!
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Amy Skarb is from Clinton Township, MI but you may know her as the infamous Drag King Spacee Kadett! It all started in 2007, when she first performed at the Oakland University Drag show. Amy explained, “I didn’t want to do drag at first, because I am really feminine but once I was able to find the courage to try. I enjoyed it so much and soon realized it was a part of me.” In 2009, Spacee Kadett started to expand his character from the University shows to Detroit’s entertainment scene. Thus far, he holds five titles and one national title. Over the years he has graced several magazines and has won numerous awards from the,
Performers Awards of Detroit (PAD).
Spacee Kadett is one intriguing character with an alter ego of his own called, “Miss Spacee”. She is known as a sassy live vocalist who puts her own twist to the lyrics of popular songs.
Watching Spacee perform either of her characters is truly remarkable. You can tell by the perfection of the performance, props and costumes that a lot of hours of hard work were put into the show. Yet, he is fun, bubbly, energetic, and simply what I would refer to as a “goof troop”. Spacee makes you enjoy the simple things in life beginning with laughter. Amy is not only an astounding male illusionist but withholds her Master’s Degree. So as you can see— she is not just beauty and talent but obtains book smarts as well. It doesn’t stop there because she also spends time talking to the youth about coming out. Amy came out to her family when she was only sixteen and her family had a lot of trouble with it. 034 L’amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com
So she understands the struggles teenagers face with their sexuality and having guidance is an important factor. Spacee is not stopping anytime soon and hopes to take over as a male impersonator, while in the process helping other male performers. After our interview Amy wanted to thank Teddy, Michael Christian, Dante Gabbana and Austin because they have influenced her in so many ways. Also Teddy and Michael Christian for bringing him on their new project called, Motor City Drag Kings. Last but not least to her incredible Fiancee Cat, “You’re so amazing and the most responsible for me coming out. You help me with ideas and so much behind the scenes, which keeps me together.”
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Raven, Felecia, Shane, Angela, Urbn, Gabrielle Switchblade, and Michael Cole: You all brought very interesting stories on being a Drag Kings, Queens, Transgender and or Impersonators. We thank you for bringing awareness but also the courage to share your stories. We do not live in the most accepting world, yet you all stood proud and loud! Thank you
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Spikey Van Dykey: You are one of the most creative, inspirational, and dedicated performers. We are so grateful for the opportunity to meet and interview you within our magazine! You show it is okay to push the limits and be whoever you want.
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KIDD: We thank you for sharing your story on being a transgender man. You’ve also allowed us to help with the proposal to your fiancée. Congratulations again! Kidd you are fun, sweet, caring, courteous and an all-around supporter. We thank you for that!
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The Cole Family: There are so many of you to even name, but all of you came to the photo shoot prepared and ready! Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to interview one of the most respected LGBT families.
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Teddy, you have been such an incredible performer, supporter and person! During the photo shoot you were energetic, fun, and overall our easiest to shoot. Thank you for everything! Lâ€™amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com 041
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We enjoyed the laughter, circumstances, and memorable photo shoot with you. During your interview you were open, honest, and straight forward. We appreciate the support you have given us in our journey and we look forward to working with you again.
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OUR SISTA CIRCLE
Jocelyn, SharRnita, Our Sista Circle, and Cristian: Thank you so much for sharing your accomplishments and stories with us!
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Rachel RodriGuez: It was a pleasure getting to know you, while featuring you as our volume III cover. Thank you for believing in our magazine! 046 Lâ€™amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com
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the runway CAITLYNN: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ARTICLE CONTRIBUTION AND MODELING. CAITLYNN
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Caitlin, Brittani, Nancy, Julisa, Teaira, Tionna, Caitlynn, Meeko and Renita: You were “ALL” completely fabulous and fierce; we thank you for strutting through our runway section! 050 L’amour Divine Magazine www.lamourdivine.com
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Mondo: You have grown from a boy into a man. Of course not under the best circumstances but you didnâ€™t allow it to break you. Thank you so much for sharing your story and growth as a person. Jimmy: We thank you for expressing your challenges with being in prison and away from loved ones.
Miranda: It was not easy for you share your mistakes with the world. Yet, you put that aside in the hopes to prevent other women from being in your situation. Thank you!
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BREE & DIAMOND
Tionna, Valerie, Bree, Diamond, Mykel , Lama Lovely, Shanta, Megan, Brazil, and Kellyta
Thank you for spreading your sex appeal within our, “Divine after Dark” section.
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Sandra: Thank you for modeling for our article against Human Trafficking!
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Q baby, celest and our Anonymous Submitters: Break ups are never easy but we thank you for proving when one door closes another one opens!
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ADVERTISERS Thank you so much for advertising your services with us! We greatly appreciate your continued support. Charm 69 OMGosh Cupcakes Fabulous O Top Secret Cosmetics Baby Cakes & Pies by Lovely Hair and Makeup by Angelique Maree&Me party planning
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special thank you to our JANELL
We would like to first thank Kevelin and Aiesha for starting L’amour Divine with us and believing in something that just started off as a dream. We love you both so much and appreciate everything you have done and brought to the table! Thank you to Alexis who worked with us for a short period of time. To our dear Urbn, what would we have done without your remarkable graphics on volume II? Jess, you are truly a web master because you straight freaked out volume II’s website! Ally you’re an incredible writer, so thank you for writing mind blowing articles! Sonny we appre-
ciate your efforts and introduction to html 5. Thank you so much to Traci, for bringing so many talented individuals to L’amour Divine! You obtain a certain kind of spice that not many are capable of. Ja Nell, you’re an extremely detailed writer and I enjoyed doing Forward not Straight with you. Last but not least, thank you to my sister Jelissa for helping with volume I, II and IV. Most of you have spent many sleepless nights working with us on the magazine. For that, we want to say thank you for your contribution, support, and hard work!
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