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SOCIAL STUDIES : Marlee Grace - Writer / Dancer

SOCIAL STUDIES : Marlee Grace - Writer / Dancer

I tend to always get a bit excited when I see a fellow Detroiter-ish taking on their Michigan upbringing and bringing it to California ( Northern CA in her case ).  A very different flow, a very sunny climate, yet a familiar self struggle.  I guess in a way I felt kin to Marlee Grace without ever meeting her because of that commonality.  I started following Marlee back when she had a store that focused on artists work, including a residency space, and practiced her own body movement within that space.  Her @personalpractice feed was something I would go back to,...

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Gloria Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES : Cici Shepard - NOTO Opps Manager / Makeup artist

SOCIAL STUDIES : Cici Shepard - NOTO Opps Manager / Makeup artist

Sometimes the universe brings magical angels into your world.  That is how I feel about Cici. A magical angel with a Virgo sun.  Which translates to the yang to my yin and organization to my madness.   I put out a call for an intern when I was about 6 months deep into launching NOTO.  Cici was the 3rd person I met.  I thought she was amazing form the start.  Funny enough,  I didn't go with her right away but kept her in the back of my mind, always.  About 6 months later I knew I needed her help and I...

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CiCi Bosco
SOCIAL STUDIES: Jes Scribner / Land Based Entrepreneur + Lady Leader at Birdhous

SOCIAL STUDIES: Jes Scribner / Land Based Entrepreneur + Lady Leader at Birdhous

I first met Jes in high school - during an age of awkward existence where everyone is groping around for some sort of identity. We became fast friends - she was one of the first friends I came out to, a friend I could talk real life with, a friend I've discussed dreams with, a friend whose made me laugh so hard it hurts. In my experience, there aren't too many people I've found it necessary to keep in touch with since that time in my life. Jes is one of those people - I've always been inspired by the self-starting projects...

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Gloria Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES : Jerico Mandybur - Writer / Editorial Director at Girlboss

SOCIAL STUDIES : Jerico Mandybur - Writer / Editorial Director at Girlboss

In a day where there is so much online content, how do you find what speaks to you?  I remember hearing Jerico's voice on the Girlboss podcast and being intrigued by this first gen Aussie.  With her personal podcast SelfService, and in her writings, she covers topics that deal with pop culture, feminism,  social justice, and Queer culture.  All things that could always use more voices of diversity and opinion.  Jerico Mandybur is the editorial director of Girlboss, podcaster with her channel  Self Service, and weekly guest on Girlboss Radio .  Previously, she held positions at  Mashable, Oyster Magazine, MTV and ASOS.  Her writing has held the pages of The Guardian,...

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