Same-sex couple Kimberly Moreno (L) and Wendy Torrington (R) show their wedding certificate after being married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office on the first day New York State’s Marriage Equality Act goes into effect July 24, 2011 in New York City. (source)
Janet Mock, a writer living in New York, tells her story of growing up transgender in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was born male and transitioned from Charles to Janet during her freshman year of high school. “You can become your dream,” Janet urges to kids like her. “I promise that it gets better. I can say this because I am you.”
My article for NearSay this week is a photo-guide about one of my favorite stores in Soho, The Evolution Store. The Evolution Store sells and displays natural history collectibles which are usually displayed in a museum context. To see skeletons, skulls, insects, butterflies, spider webs and all sorts of other things displayed in a store that you would only ever expect to see in a museum makes this a unique viewing and shopping experience.
Where else can you find a snake skeleton, meteorites, fossils, human skeletons, skulls, python vertebrae, taxidermy and edible bugs all under one roof? Yes, edible bugs and worm lollipops!
You can view the photo-guide (which includes photos of everything I mentioned above) by clicking through the photo above or by clicking this link:
I would be completely fine with this. I mean, having a kitchen would be nice, but I’ve never been the type who needs a lot of stuff. My wardrobe is relatively small, and my must-have electronics are pretty compact. For me, it’d be completely worth it to give up having a huge (not-so-eco-friendly) house in order to live in one of the most exciting places in the world. Life experiences are far more important than physical belongings.