Alyssa Milano, 48, recently shared her experience giving birth to her son, who is now 10. You’re probably wondering why this is coming up now, ten years later. In case you weren’t aware, child birth is a whole conversation peice. Every woman that’s given birth, I’m sure, can tell you that they’re ears perk up when hearing child birth convos. The conversation came up earlier this week, on People’s new Podcast called ‘Me Becoming Mom’; when the actress recalled feeling uncomfortable about how many people had access to her vagina.
And although it’s supposed to be a great experience, it wasn’t such a high time for her. Thus, sharing some graphic details about her experience, you may want to brace yourself. The actress first came forward about being sexually assaulted in 2018 when she helped launch the viral #MeToo campaign.
“I remembered at one point (while giving birth) really not enjoying the fact that lots of people had access to my vagina,” said Milano, 48. “And thinking to myself, ‘Why does— I don’t like this. Why does it feel so familiar? I’ve never had a baby before. Why does this invasive feeling feel so familiar?’ That was just a fleeting moment, a tick in time, but I didn’t forget about it.”
Who doesn’t love the sound of the drummers and the marching band parading through the football field, crisp fresh fall air, and grilled turkey legs?? Well, this young lady by the name of La-Donia Alford-Jeffries decided to relay her experience to kids all across the world. She put that experience into a book, titled ‘Homecoming’.
LaDonia’s first pregnancy was the inspiration behind the book. She couldn’t attend her own Homecoming, at North Carolina A& T one year due to expecting her first child. A bit dissapointed, she tried to dismantle her fantod by writing down cherished memories of past homecomings she enjoyed and relayed these experiences to not just her own, but to other children as well. She even tried searching for books on the topic of homecoming, but couldn’t find any. She did find some literature on HBCU’s but none about the actual experience detailing homecoming, and sororities, and other events that take place during this sacred time.
That’s when she decided to write and self-publish her own book- a 26 page children’s book, unveiling a story of two African-American parents who brought their three young children to their first homecoming where they visit the fraternity and sorority plots and the buildings where their parents took classes. In the story, the family also enjoy a football game, the drum major, and eat fried food at a tailgate party.
“This may be the teacher part of me, but I remember thinking I want young children to have a book with characters that look like them and characters that they can relate to in terms of what’s happening in their community,” Alford-Jeffries told Greensboro News & Record. “I just want kids to be excited about college, she said. “If homecoming is what does it, fine by me”.
Walmart has the book available for $15. Click the link to purchase the book.
Content creator Brooke Houts effed up big time when she uploaded an unedited video to her 327K subscribers on Tuesday. The video has sparked investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. In the video, Houts tells her subscribers that she’s trying to prank her pooch- a Doberman named Sphinx.
When the dog excitedly jumps up to acknowledge her, Houts angrily slaps the dog in the face. You can see her spit on the dog as well. It’s really hard to watch so proceed with caution.
LAPD told PEOPLE Magazine, “We are aware of the incident. Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video and we are currently looking into the matter.”
But hold up! Pump your breaks. According to updated reports, TMZ confirms that she is being allowed to keep her dog and LAPD animal cruelty division said that the dog is not in any immediate danger. After much backlash on social media towards her, Brooke posted this on response:
“There was a lot of change I had to go through before coming back to YouTube,” Houts says. “And I can confidently say that I’ve honestly never been in a better place physically, mentally”.
However didn’t care, period. And they tore into the vlogger’s comment section. One comenter responded, “Literally nobody asked where you’ve been. You’re disgusting”, the user wrote.
Another said, “Brooke:Where I’ve been. Everybody here: I was hoping in jail”. Since the incident, Houts announced to her fans that Sphinx, the dog has been re-homed; and claims she can see him whenever she likes.
A Petition Was Formed To Ban Brooke Houts From YouTube
At this time, the petition has received 67,031 signatures at change.org. This post received small edits on Jan. 4, 2022.
Mary Wallace broke barriers when she was the first female transit bus driver for Chicago. In 1974, she turns heads when she decided to remain relentless in her quest for change.
“I used to work for the Planning & Placement Center when I was going to college, and we had job orders for CTA bus drivers. So I decided I wanted to check this out for myself, and I did. I went for three years, and they kept saying no”…
Of course she got mixed reactions when she finally was hired for the CTA position. But you already know she didn’t let that stop her. She worked for Chicago’s Transit Authority for 33 years before she retired. Salute Queen. #blackgirlmagic