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Bold Moves : Youtheary Khmer Viva Collection & Brand Expansion Campaign
There is no denying how much I love the Spring season , to me that is when life is alive in everything. The sweet smell in the air, the sounds of the birds, and the hints of warm summer to come. It is indeed a time of rebirth, of new beginning.
Fashion designer Theary Simm doesn’t come short tothis remark , as she ventures a new start through her latest design , the 2014 Spring/SummerYoutheary Khmer Viva Collection which you will find out more about below.
"This VIVA Collection debuts on March 24th ,is a modern twist on the traditional , offering a blend of soft pastels and vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium of elegance and femininity ."
Sim, who developed her first ready to wear line in 2008 while attending Clark Altanta University says ” she puts her heart and soul into creating more than just a pretty dress, but being a part of making a woman feel beautiful” and I couldn’t agree more with Theary’s statement after seeing the designs above.
However as many of you already know, I enjoy giving a tease of these collections before hand and the responses we got afterwards was tremendous . Some of you even went as far by saying that these pieces are “LIFE IN THE SUMMERTIME" .
Notwithstanding from the above, in a BOLD move, Theary is simultaneously launching a brand expansion campaign on Donald Trump’s www.fundanything.com .This in an effort to continue to create and deliver high quality plus size clothing to a growing market, she is actively seeking the support of the plus community to prove to retailers and merchandisers that curvy women do care about their appearance and are willing to support the designers catering to their desires. The Youtheary Khmer™ campaign offers a number of desireable perks to donors, with the top award being
the opportunity to work with Theary and co-design a signature collection that will carry the donor’s name!
The campaign will launch on March 24th and run for the next 60 days at
For more information about the Youtheary Khmer™ Collection, visit www.youthearykhmer.com
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In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.
California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
Actress Isabel Sanford became a fixture in black television history. She was loved by everyone. She was the FIRST black woman to win an Emmy for Best Sitcom Actress. She passed from cardiac arrest & heart disease.