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Casting JonBenet

JonBenet Ramsey and I were the same age so when the story broke out about her death, I was really too young to process it.¬†To this day, even though there was sort of closure, there wasn’t really. People are still making documentaries about it and sharing their theories so naturally, this is one of those cases that I also never let go. I’m still very fascinated by all of it and often wonder what JonBenet’s life would have been like today had this not happened to her and why it seems like everyone close to her involved was let off the hook. This trailer was incredibly haunting to me, but still captivating enough that I might log into my Netflix account (which I do less than a handful of times a year) to watch this when it premiers on April 28th.

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“Do What You Can’t” By Casey Neistat

It’s the day before I start my new job and as you may have guessed, I definitely have those nervous feelings in the pit of my stomach. We probably won’t even be able to sleep tonight so to prepare myself, I was thinking about going to bed two hours earlier, but not before I posted this video. To this day, I still look at inspirational quotes and messages and they make me feel alright for a few seconds or so – isn’t that what “Sunday Words” on Yow Yow! is all about? This is actually sort of better than all of those things though especially if you’re someone that takes visual and video form better. It’s simple. It’s relatable and it’s pretty much ALL of us. It’s crazy to think that at some point in our lives someone has told us “you can’t.” Why do people have to be such jerks? It’s 2017 and I recently had a former colleague tell me to my face that they thought I wasn’t good enough to do something. I’m not even lying to you. I had to look around the room to make sure that I was the only one being spoken to and just because you say it with a grin doesn’t mean what you’re saying is right.

So 2017 is still full of jerks, but you know what? 2017 is also a time where you can really do whatever you want. There are so many creatives in this world – so many people like YOU who want to do good and make things happen. Daily, I get to read stories about people who have an idea and who just run with it without knowing the next step and without having a whole lot of experience. You just can’t quit.

The most common thing I hear is how you can do something while still having a full time job. Hi, I’m right here with you. Yow Yow! will probably forever be a side hustle for me. :) That thing that you love – that you want to pursue because you know it will bring you joy – that’s going to become your side hustle. When you’re not working your day job, throw everything you have into that one thing and someday if you keep working at it, that thing will just get better and better, I promise.

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Samuel L. Jackson Answers Most Searched Questions

This is the 2nd post we’ve done that has included Samuel L. Jackson in the same week. You may be wondering… why? Well, it’s cause he has a new movie coming out, but if we’re being honest here – there hasn’t been enough Samuel L. Jackson on Yow Yow! and that just needs to change in general. He’s actually quite funny. I think we could use more content from him.

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Blog Roundup

  • This photo of Myspace Tom is iconic. [The Verge]
  • What causes workplace depression [Science Nordic]
  • The stereotypes we create when we discuss gender [Psychology Today]
  • Chrissy Teigen opens up about her postpartum depression and this is so important. [Glamour]
  • Netflix is experimenting with “Choose Your Adventure” for their original shows [The Fader]

  • Jerrod Carmichael talks about his comedy show airing on HBO tonight. Anyone else watching?! [The Hundreds]
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Andi Mack

We’ve always been pretty big on television and I won’t lie to you that watching TV while multi-tasking has stunted my productivity over the years, but I can’t help it! Since I’ve spent a lot of years living alone, I loved having the TV on as background noise. It made home feel a lot less quiet. I also just enjoyed the range of television shows that I’ve watched over the years. As I was reading the news today, I discovered a new series that will be coming to the Disney Channel. And yes, I’m on the verge of 27, but no one was more upset than me about the loss of “Girl Meets World.” I wrestled for a minute or two on whether or not to take 30 minutes of my time to watch the full first episode and I’m glad I did. Andi Mack is a newly 13-year old girl who is basically using this birthday the way we all did when we turned 13 – to come out of our shell a little bit more, take more risks, and figure out who she is. She’s got two best friends, a crush, her parents, and her cool older sister. Mini spoiler alert though, on her birthday, she discovers that her cool older sister is actually her mom and that her “mom” is actually her Grandma.

This is BIG for Disney channel, right?! I mean have they ever had a series like this? I don’t think so. More importantly, I love the fact that they are bringing more Asian actors and actresses into their original series. I don’t exactly know how the rest of the season will pan out, but I’m really rooting for this one and I find it to be pretty tasteful so far – at least for a pilot episode.

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Stila’s New Liquid Eyeshadow Shades

It has been a few years since I’ve worn eyeshadows as part of my daily routine, but I mostly cut it out to save myself some time and to truly have for myself an “every day” look and a look for nights when I’m going out and dressing up a bit more. When I saw that Stila had released these new liquid eyeshadows though, I stopped in my tracks. I can’t get over how shimmery and mermaid-like these shades look and now I’m filled with curiosity on how these would look on me! As some of you may recall, I am Stila’s #1 fan when it comes to their eyeliner, however, in doing a quick search… I just realized that they have discontinued my favorite one. Well, that’s quite a plot twist. Whatever the case though, I’m excited that these new liquid eyeshadows also double as a shimmery eyeliner. I haven’t ever used a liquid eyeshadow before, but in watching the video below, it seems easy enough and application is sometimes the most difficult challenge for me when it comes to new products.

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Music Video of the Day

Music videos are so endearing to me these days. They were so under appreciated long ago when you just expected to see them on repeat on MTV. These days, you actually have to look for them! This was probably one of my least favorite songs off of Ariana Grande’s most recent album, but I did find this video to be pretty cheeky and slightly NSFW. Everyone is really getting after it in this! And Ariana is like their biggest cheerleader, which is kind of awesome.

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“As You Are” Movie Trailer

”Set in the early 1990’s, “As You Are” is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton & Amandla Stenberg”

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Instagram Allows Multiple Photo and Video Posting

Announced this morning, Instagram is now allowing all users within the next few weeks to begin posting up to 10 photos and videos that can be viewed in a swipeable carousel. To clarify, some companies and businesses that have ads on Instagram have been allowed to do this for some time, but now all users will be able to. The idea behind this is that now users will be able to share their entire experiences instead of having to always choose the best photo from an event to post. It reminds me in a lot of ways of Facebook’s photo albums.

I love Instagram as a product; I don’t think that’s a secret at all. I’m also very impressed that the company seems to be releasing new products and features almost every couple of months unlike a lot of other tech companies in this area. It keeps things really exciting and I think they’re off to a pretty good trajectory given that they have 600 million monthly users. I’m not quite sure if I’ll be using this feature yet though because I’m worried that it could affect how many likes I could get when I like seeing how many likes I get for an individual photo. My other concern too is that if people feel they can post an album of 10 photos/videos, will this diminish the quality of the photos selected, given that Instagram has already set the bar pretty high in making it known that you can post one really good photo. Whatever the case, I’m interested in seeing how other bloggers and influencers will use this product over the next few months and if it’s something that I’ll take a stab at!

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“I Am An Immigrant”

It may appear to be a very simple message, but there’s no denying how powerful¬†this video is. Created by W Magazine and featuring 81 of the biggest names in the fashion industry, these individuals are taking a stand against President Trump’s recent immigration ban. I’ll keep this short because I recently shared my own thoughts about the immigration ban, but I think it’s incredible to see an entire industry voicing their thoughts on some of the recent decisions that have been made.

In this video, you’ll see Diane von Fursternberg, Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima, and Anja Rubik just to name a few.

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Song of the Day

Gallant, Tablo, Eric Nam – Cave Me In

What an interesting collaboration! I didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did, but I’m really digging this currently. We love anything that Gallant is a part of though.

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Khalid – Saved Documentary

I spent 90 minutes straight listening to Khalid’s latest single “Shot Down” last night. I was getting ready for bed and since I couldn’t figure out the repeat/loop on my Spotify app from my phone, I would restart the song every time I got down to the last 5 seconds. This isn’t out of character for me. When I get wrapped up in a song, it becomes obsessive. Each time it is played it sounds a little bit different to me. Each time it is played, it seems like the track keeps getting shorter and shorter and I have to restart more often. I’ve been like this since I was a kid. No one in my immediate family has ever been like this towards music the way I have been and sometimes it’s scary, but I actually think it’s kind of funny and interesting. I felt like I was examining every part of this song – every rift and verse and every beat that would make it into a choreography piece that I was dreaming up. I had a busy Monday ahead of me and instead of going to bed early, we listened to this track until 1:30 AM. I woke up this morning feeling more tired than I should be, but we’re still listening to Khalid.

I was first introduced to Khalid this past summer with “Location.” I had watched someone’s video of a piece they choreographed to the song and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Who was this guy? I needed to know more about this voice – and it’s funny for me to write this line because I used to feel this way about artists all the time when I was working more closely with music. I would ramble on and on about an artist or a band that those around me did not care about. Bless those that had the patience to listen. As time went on, more and more of his tracks were released and I loved each one a little bit more than the last. Then The Fader released this documentary on him and about how March 3rd was going to change this 18 year old kid’s life. I believe it. I haven’t been this excited about a debut album in a long time and 2017 has brought us some good albums already with Syd and Sampha in the last week.

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