The Morning - because it’s fun to get ready for work. 

I’ve been cast in an opera with the Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA) in France! This is a rare and incredible opportunity! However, it won’t be possible without a little help. At this time last year, I was offered the role of the Queen of the Night with the same program in Austria, but due to a lack of financial resources, was unable to accept.

I will be applying to graduate programs for music in the fall of this year, and want to do everything I can to be prepared and competitive. Singing is my passion and my joy, and I hope to pursue it as a career.

I would deeply appreciate any assistance that can be offered in making this unique opportunity a reality!

Tumblr folks, this young woman is CRAZY talented and I highly encourage you to donate a tiny amount and/or boost the campaign.

It’ll help a badass mixed-race lady break into the elite/white/wealthy opera world, and she seriously deserves it - Ruby can hit notes many professionals can’t! 

Hot for Spring: A Sartorial Identity Crisis

I gave a friend of mine a special sneek peek of these pics (she was thrilled, I’m sure), and her response was, “what kind of pants are those??”. I answered with the brand, but then realized that she was probably expressing her mock horror at the fact that I’m in jeans - and they’re plain old blue.  For a while I was sort of opposed to jeans of the blue variety, but something about the looser cuts and ‘boyfriend’ styles popping up for spring just feels real fresh. Also weird - pointy heels. Who am I?? 



Remember these super kewt Portovelo sneakers I had on in this here post a while back? Ok, maybe not - check em out here instead. This week I’m giving you a chance to win your very own pair - FOR FREE! Totes free. It gets better though - you’ll be showing off some sneaks that actually bring good to the world, since Portovelo gives a proceeds from every purchase to the Flourishing Futures foundation.

So get to enterin’!!