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Big Juicy Figs

The tree of your life– filled with possibilities and the fruit of your hard work. Your future branching off from the main life source, into a maze of possibilities.

Some of you may be familiar with Sylvia Plath– the poet whose pieces were filled with stories of sorrow and isolation. You also may be familiar with the fact that she tragically took her own life at age 30– if you weren’t, well, now you are.

Even though people regard her work, and even her life, as a depiction of tragedy– she became one of the most well-known female poets of her time, because young women, like myself, feel connected to her and her soul.

A Girl and Her First Cat — Strike Magazines

When I walked through the front door at the Seminole County animal shelter “just to look around” in April 2022, I had no idea that I would be leaving with my new best friend.

A bond between a girl and the first cat she adopts is like no other. I found this bond in the cat room that day.
Walking in, I had the perfect kitty pictured in my head. I wanted either a tortoise shell calico or a pale ginger tabby. I knew I needed a girl and I wanted a kitten, so she didn’t have any bad habits yet.

I checked in at the front desk of the animal shelter and they took me back to the cat area, where I had to wait outside of a glass door because they would only let one party in at a time.

I looked through the glass and saw this 20 lbs. brown tabby cat showing me her white tummy and making direct eye contact with me. I took a picture of the kitty because I thought she was so funny—she didn’t care about the family that was in there at all.

The Reemergence of Victoria’s Secret — Strike Magazines

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is back, but not in the way that you know it. VS has completely reimagined their iconic show, full of bombshell and fantasy bras, and has rebranded as the Victoria’s Secret World Tour 2023.

While the collective showcase took place on Sept. 6 for the celebrity industry to enjoy, the showcase and some behind-the-scenes features will debut on Sept. 26, on Prime Video, for the whole world to critique.

According to VS Pressroom, the showcase and film features the VS20– “a group of 20 innovative global creatives who will conceive four fashion curations from the vibrant cities of Bogota, Lagos, London and Tokyo.”

These creatives were given the opportunity to create something entirely their own– to celebrate their own individuality. Anything from film to design to music to visual fields were fair game to mesh with the custom Victoria’s Secret designs that were presented to them.

Waterproof Mascara — Strike Magazines

Birthdays—How do you feel about them?

A day meant for celebration. A day to celebrate making it through another year, a day to celebrate growing “wiser.”

Don’t mind my need to read between the lines, my need to dissect a situation.

But some birthday girls are nervous behind their birthday tiara—behind their perfectly blended birthday makeup they spent weeks planning. They find themselves wishing they would have worn waterproof mascara.

Nervous about growing older, worried if everyone else is having fun. Stressed about the mess they are making, scared that their downstairs neighbors are secretly plotting against them.

How to start a band on Craigslist — Strike Magazines

Jacob Farrell lost touch with music when he got to the University of Florida, which was very unlike him as he has played music pretty much his whole life. On a whim he decided to post on the Gainesville Musicians board on Craigslist in 2015.

It just so happens that his future bandmate, Michael Higgins, had also posted. “We were both terminally bored,” said Farrell, the band’s bassist and singer. “I realized that I needed to start playing music again, which led me to the drastic choice of posting

Calling all Nail Lovers — Strike Magazines

Orlando is full of talented artists. Young entrepreneurs are finding new ways to provide their service to others, while juggling school and work.

Sabine ‘Esjay’ Joseph (@esjayslayedit on Instagram) and Kayla Mecoli (@thatzhotnails on Instagram) are both 20-year-old nail techs in the Orlando area who are a great example of young entrepreneurs with a great work ethic; providing a variety of services to make their clients happy is something they strive to do.

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