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Professionalism is a funny term, because it masquerades as neutral despite being loaded with immense oppression. As a concept, professionalism is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, imperialist and so much more – and yet people act like professionalism is non-political. Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.
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Charoset Ice Cream: A Passover Surprise!

In the words of my dear Aunt Nancy: “That looks so delicious but seems so wrong!” I’m sure she speaks for many a Jew who may have initial misgivings about putting the Pesach food symbolic of thousands of years of manual labor into happy (giddy, really) ice cream form. I am here to tell you, as I told Aunt Nancy, that this Charoset Ice Cream business is insanely delish.

Before we go any further, let me clarify for the gentiles in the crowd: Charoset is one of the symbolic foods eaten at Passover dinner, traditionally made from apples, walnuts, honey, cinnamon, and wine. For seder, it represents the mortar Egypt’s slaves shaped into bricks. In ice cream form, enrobed by honey vanilla ice cream, it becomes something like the dreamiest apple crisp a la mode you’ve ever dared imagine.

Read more and get the (kosher-friendly) recipe here.

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It’s only been a week and two days since I was announced being signed with IMG Worldwide modeling agency. I honestly still have to pinch myself every morning when I realize that it really happened. It’s such a great feeling knowing that there’s so many people out there supporting you and who wants to see change happen! So know I owe this access to you all! Thank you for all the love and support, I wish you can hug each and everyone of you.

Here’s the links to all the articles that have written in the last few days… Holy cupcakes! :D

The Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/after-diesel-campaign-model-jillian-mercado-turns-up-the-gas-1439330595

i-D Magazinehttps://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/pioneering-model-jillian-mercado-joins-img

Dazed: (sometimes I still catch myself saying dazed and confused… Miss those times): http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/25999/1/is-this-2015-s-most-important-model-signing

HuffingtonPost Stylehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/model-muscular-dystrophy-img_55d36257e4b07addcb442973

Seventeen Magazinehttp://www.seventeen.com/fashion/news/a33329/gorge-model-with-muscular-dystrophy-signs-huge-modeling-contract/

AOL Stylehttp://on.aol.com/video/fashionista-with-muscular-dystrophy-signs-with-major-modeling-agency-519022736

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So proud of them!

If I have a little girl I want to say to her: You are kind. You are smart. You are important. The things you say to people matter. The way you treat people matters. In your words, you possess the power to heal and to harm. Use them wisely. Love people. Learn things. And I will tell her, sometimes, that she is beautiful, but I will remind her that this is not what defines her. Maybe she will live in a world where that is true.
We live in a world where not only does everyone have to have an opinion, but it tends resonate more if the opinion is shitty and mean. So unless you’re saying something really shitty about something, you’re not going to get heard. There were a lot of great reviews that really liked the show and thought it was really interesting. The stuff that kind of got through was negative: “‘Arrested,’ Not What It Was.” That was inevitable! People trip over themselves to be the first to say the shit thing. They go out of their way. That, by way, cuts across everything. “Arrested Development” is not the only example of that. Everybody is susceptible to that. Not like I need to make some huge social commentary, but it’s absolutely true. People can’t wait – whether it’s Twitter or Facebook – people can’t wait to say something shitty.
—  Will Arnett, on what he thought about the response to Season 4 of “Arrested Development.” (huffingtonpost)