Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nina Parks on Sarah Palin

Personally, I think it's a joke, for the Republican party to have thrown Sarah Palin into the presidential circus.

I'm not too sure what her purpose is in this election other than to remind me as a women what I don't ever want to be... Of course I take into consideration that she comes from a very different background and experience than I do... But that is my issue, She is so far removed from my experiences as well as the experiences many other women in America.

And I suppose what irks me most about Sarah Palins presence in this election is that her very being is anti-feminine. She is a women in a way that follows the ideology of patriarchy and not in a way that is helpful to building a strong movement of successful women.

1. She was Miss Alaska... I can't stand pageants, what have they proven ever except that our culture is judging women on their walk, how they look in swim-suit and evening gown and what they would do if they could bring peace to the world. All the Pageant winners all look thin and slender, Not one of them looks strong or sturdy... so to me it's based on superficial beauty.

2. She is Pro-Life.... First off I hate the term Pro-Life. It makes it seem as if anyone who opposes to the ideology is against life. I'm all about Life but I'm also all about the right to choose. I feel that it is unfair to bring an unwanted baby into the world especially in the case of rape or incest, and especially if the parents of the would be child know that they are in no place with their own life to be able to support and rear a child. Unlike Palin many American parents of teenage mothers do not have the funds to raise their child's child.

In cases of those who lived through the 80's and crack epidemic...I'm a 90's kid so I can't even begin to tell you what it was like but what I can tell you is what I live and observe in my everyday life, which are the residual effects of the time period. We have many single mothers, due to the fact that their baby daddy's are dead or in jail from their involvement with crack. We have women that have kids with multiple fathers because the fathers are just like the baby daddies, dead or in jail. We have mothers that hate some of their children because they look so much like their fathers. Which in turn leads to lives plagued with, self hatred, resentment, regret, guilt, knowledge of being unwanted... Sarah Palin says that her and her husband believe that every baby is created for a purpose, as fine and dandy as that sentiment is, will she come down to help young hood kids recognize their full potential. Psha... Doubt it.

The legalization of abortions provides women with a choice and who is anyone to deny women the right to chose the path they want their life to go. Although I must say I don't believe that abortion is an alternative birth control.

Which brings me to..

3. She is against "explicit sex-ed" and opposed to making birth control easier for youth to obtain.

Look... teenagers are going to have sex that's not new. Before technology and the advancements of health care people were having families earlier. Sex happens (it's a very strong natural urge). But, proper Sex Education will lead to more educated decisions in regards to sex and finding a partner. And if you haven't noticed we spend half of our life trying to find a significant other to have sex with. So why isn't their more of a push for Sex Education.

4. She's opposed to "explicit sex education" but she is an advocate of educating youngsters on responsible gun use. WTF! Nuf Said.

5. She wants to drill Alaska for Oil including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

Where I do believe that we should be looking at ourselves to produce what America needs I also believe that we need to preserve our Environment so that we have an America later on.

Over all as an America and as an individual from Frisco and as a women. Sarah Palin is an awful person to have representing me and other women everywhere!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Benzino vs. Kim Osorio

So for those of you who do not know Miss Kimberly Osorio ex-editor and chief of The Source Magazine sued The Source for sexual harassment. And that thanks to Miss Krish @ Guerilla Busfare and Miss Kendra G. We have two interviews straight from the source... so to speak. I still have to read the book, but honestly it is a messy business the be a journalist and attracted to people that you interview that's where professionalism comes into play. The lesson I learned is that when you are doing your job you are a in a way in human because the job comes before the wants (don't shit where you eat).

Benzino... You light weight hitting on Miss Kendra G. towards the end of the interview... was a bad look but a great window into the behavior of "rappers" or just in dudes in general who get interviewed by an attractive assertive go getter women. LET THE WOMEN DO THEIR JOB! Making comments about the way they look in the work place is uncomfortable and makes for an awkward work environment. WITH RESPECT REMEMBER THAT. PEACE

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lady Bird SF ft. Lady Bloom x Amanda Lynn At Chillin' October 4th 2008 Don't Miss Out


Live Music by: Little Yellow Perfect (

DJ's DJ Felina ( Rondo Brothers ( Russell Vargas ( Dave Madix ( DJ SCHATZ (

Visuals by:

Art exhibit by: Captain And Commander New Works By Henry Lewis and Keli Reule (

* 944 Magazine will launch it's first addition of their Arts and Culture Issue! (*

When: Saturday October 4, 2008 8:00pm-2:00am Where: 111 Minna Gallery ( $6 at the door Must be 21+ ID

For more info go to:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nina Parks' Sunday Movie Night.

Jim Jarmuschs' "Dead Man" 1995

With an all star cast of charaters: Johnny Depp, Crispin Glover, Gary Farmer, Robert Mitchum, Gabriel Bryne, Eugene Byrd, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thornton,Lance Henriksen and more.

Jim Jarmuschs' mastery of the classic film noir makes it an instant classic and a story that make you think and feel. Perfect for a Sunday evening.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Eye Came I Saw I Conquered

What up world come through I'll have a few photo's in the show.

The name of the show is "Vini Vidi Vici" latin for "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered."

I've been working some long nights and a lot of soul searching to come up with my entries for this show. My concept...? 3 Queens. I picked 3 of the 4 queens in the tarot.

(click the links to read the symbolic meaning of the characters. I felt that there descriptions best fit the energy of each of the women photographed. But due to copy right laws I didn't want to cut and paste on to the blog.)

The Queen of Cup/ La Reyna ng Cups-

The Queen of Swords/ La Reyna ng Sable-

The Queen of Wands/ La Reyna ng Wands-

I chose these three because they are the three areas of my life I have been focusing on the most. There is one more Queen who was omitted for now but not forgotten and she is the Queen of Coins. I need more time to meditate on who she is and how to best represent her.

Don't miss out on this.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Exact Change Only

Don't miss out. Here is some footage from Bambu's last performance a Fat City last Month.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

1333 Minna is out of the Box

Some things are meant to be kept secret, but then again some secrets are meant to be unleashed only when the time is right. It's been along time coming but some heart is being brought back to the hat game and 1333 Minna is being let out of the box.

Hats have always been a defining accessory in fashion and in history, helping to illustrate the personality of the wearer while still conveying an air of mystery.

1333 Minna is a collective of artist based in the Mission District of San Francisco, who's aesthetic is rich in craftsmanship and who's products are like nothing I've ever seen before. The Master minds behind this endeavor... world renowned graffiti artist Steel and fourth generation hat maker Ben Goorin this unlikely team has created a new level of millinery craftsmanship fusing family and culture and fashion with the help of other art "G's" such as Reyes ,Ewok, Miss Amanda Lynn, Norm, Retna, The Mac, Ben Belsky, with their look book shot by Dylan Maddox. And with a list that grows each season. I can't even explain in words how FLY these hats are ... Just Check it out for yourself and if you're in San Diego for the Agenda Trade Show stop by their booth they will be giving away a limited amount of the of Limited Edition Posters that they hand sceen printed for the trade show. (Damn!) And here are a few shots of their creations.