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10.5 Questions with Ava Cantrell

Welcome to 10.5 Questions! We are super excited to share our interview with the talented Ava Cantrell from the feature film Lights Out and Nickelodeon's The Haunted Hathaways. Not only does Ava shine on screen, she can dance, surf, is a straight A student, on both the honor roll and National Honor Society, and lends her time to numerous charities. #WorldChanger 1. We love how philanthropic you are and read about your latest cause, Project Wildsong.  Tell us about it and how you're involved.I met the founder of Project Wildsong at a charity event and felt an immediate connection to the organization, founder, and the wolves.  We ended up talking over the next few weeks and meeting a few times...

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10.5 Questions with Bravery Magazine

Ashley Aikele and Elyse Beard, Co-Founders of Bravery Magazine We are thrilled to share our interview with Elyse Beard and Ashley Aikele, Co-Founders of Bravery Magazine, for this month's 10.5 Questions! These incredible women are launching Bravery, a children's magazine that features strong female role models. Each issue will highlight a brave woman and a trait she embodies. Bravery will serve as a resource parents can use to help teach their girls and boys about real, brave women who have done real, brave things. Now...how amazingly cool is that?! 1. If you could have an (uninterrupted/sans kid) cup of coffee with any strong female role model, past or present, who would it be and what would you talk about?Elyse: I’m partial to lemonade, so give me...

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THIS is Autism too

Shows no empathy, affection or compassion. This is what we read about Autism all the time. We've all heard countless times how Autism is a spectrum and that is correct. However, that is not our experience of Autism. This is Autism for us... Autism is dropping your sweet child at preschool the week before schools out for the summer and watching him break down when he sees his special hand-made, tie-dye graduation tee. Breaking down, not because he doesn't like what it looks like, or because of the color, or because it will itch, but breaking down because he feels sad. Sad that school will be over. A deep sadness that he won't experience the incredible day-to-day encounters with his oh-so-special teachers and classmates. Anxiety, of...

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10.5 Questions with Khoudia Diop

Welcome to 10.5 Questions!! We are beyond thrilled to share our interview with the super, fabulous Khoudia Diop - model, advocate and world changer. Khoudia works with the incredible organization, The Colored Girl, to shatter stereotypes, challenge industry standards, and disrupt accepted beauty "norms". 1. Tell us about The Colored Girl and why you joined their inspiring movement.I really loved their first campaign, so when they asked me to be in their second one, The Colored Girl: Rebirth, I was very excited! TCG unites, empowers and celebrates the beauty of women of color, in all different shades, ethnicities and walks of life! The founders, Victory Jones and Tori Elizabeth, actually scouted me on social media, and we’ve been working very closely together...

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7 Ways To Turn Around A Grumpy Morning

Big love to our first ever guest blogger Christina Kolb from agentlemother.com. I consider myself a morning person.  I’d rather wake up early than stay up late. Given enough coffee, I could easily be bright eyed and bushy tailed by 6:30.Most days.  But some days… are just rough right from the beginning.  Either I, or one of the kids, or all of us, wake up on the wrong side of the bed and it snowballs from there.  I can usually tell within a few minutes of waking up if it’s going to be one of those days.  And we all know, once you start on that trajectory, it can be a disaster of one thing after another.  So I’ve developed...

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