Went To An Adult Field Day To Blow Off Some Steam! (Adult Play Date DC)

My best friend Chelsey and I had the opportunity to go to Adult Play Date DC on November 23, right before Thanksgiving week. It was basically a day filled with fun games and activities for ADULTS ONLY! A perfect way to relieve some stress and be a kid again…at least for a few hours before getting back to real life.

The event had relay games, tag, an Escape Room, arts and crafts, and much more, all to let us grown folks blow off some steam with the hustle and bustle of life.

Thank you to Yolanda Carter and event planning and promotions company The City Vault for inviting us. We had a BALL, as you’ll soon clearly see!

Check out some of my footage from the day below.

Common Holds Burlington Coat Drive in His Hometown of Chicago

Throughout the holiday season, Burlington customers can donate new and gently worn coats at their local Burlington store. This year, Common, along with teenage students from his Common Ground Foundation, launched the iniative in his hometown of Chicago.

For the past 13 years, Burlington, alongside their partner Delivering Good, has been committed to hosting this coat drive for the less fortunate. Over 41 million people live below the poverty level in the U.S., and they are in desperate need of coats in these colder months.

“I am committed to supporting and uplifting the people of Chicago through any ways possible. The Common Ground Foundation has been one of the greatest and most impactful ways to give back to my hometown. I am excited to team up with Burlington and Delivering Good and bring it home so that we can give Chicagoans a sense of hope, keep them warm and make a difference in their lives, ” said Common.

Anyone can donate a coat at any Burlington store through January 20, 2020. All of those who donate will receive 10% off of their total purchase at the store. To learn more and find a store near you, visit Burlington.com.

Watch a quick video from the event below!

Women Creating Change To Host 2nd Annual “Stand Up 4 Her’ Charity Event

Excited to share this great upcoming charity event happening in California and organization, Women Creating Change! Women Creating Change seeks to empower women to create change in their communities through artistic collaboration in entertainment.

The organization will host ‘Stand Up 4 Her’, an evening dedicated to celebrating women in entertainment from the Middle East and North Africa. WCC is fiscally sponsored by Women’s Voices Now and is working in partnership with Women In Film, Alliance of Women Directors, New Filmmakers LA, Film Fatales, and Women In Media, for this second annual charity event. Stand Up 4 Her is being held this coming Sunday, November 17th in Santa Monica, California. 

The evening will be hosted by Reem Edan and Gal Macadar and is set to feature powerful performances by renowned female comedians, poets, storytellers, artists, performers, and musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Morocco, Palestine, and Israel, who will bridge cultural divides by celebrating diversity on stage. In addition to the performances, WCC will present a special artwork sale and exhibition, authentic Middle Eastern cuisine from Chef Oshri Vaknin and hosted cocktail reception sponsored by Stella Artois and Dulce Vida. All proceeds from the evening will benefit WCC programs for female filmmakers. 

“Women Creating Change was founded by female filmmakers and artists from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), who seek to inspire change and bridge cultural divides,” stated WCC Founder, Lee Broda. “I am excited to help celebrate these talented female storytellers at this year’s event, Stand Up 4 Her, as we continue to strive to create a space for peaceful co-existence and honest, substantive dialogue around today’s
issues.” 

The glamorous and star-studded Stand Up For Her evening will feature comedians Crystal Marie Denha, Melissa Shoshahi, Noam Shuster, Nina Kharoufeh, Natalie Marciano, Zain Shami, and Mona Shaikh, with featured poets Shelly Skandrani, Salma El- Wardany, and Lee Broda, and storyteller Ayser Salman. There will also be an exhibit showing the original artwork of Fadia Afashe (Syria), Pooneh Rafsha (Iran), Tasneem Rahman (Pakistan), and Ilanit Maghen (Israel), curated by Lauren Annette Schoth. Attending guests will be treated to a special musical performance by Inbar Starr and beats from DJ Karina Kay during the dessert reception hosted by The Baklava Factory and Mamilla Restaurant.