You know what, I give to the Obama campaign. I love my President and his wife. Every time I see a kid deciding to eat fruit instead of a McDonalds Big Mac I realize the impact that she is having on our youth with the time and effort she commits to addressing the huge issue of obesity in our country.
But today, just awhile ago, actually (3:45PM) I got a call from the Democratic National Committee asking me for $300. I typically come out of my pocket $100 at a time for President Obama several times a year. But today, my answer was no. Perhaps tomorrow, after I've gotten over myself it will be yes again, but right now it's NO!
Why you ask? I am on one of those lists where I get invited to come and have lunch or dinner at a private home with Mr. & Mrs. President––at a price of course, and always a price that I cannot afford. This time it's a lunch in LA with Michelle Obama. And guess what, it's only $3,500 per person. Now, I don't think you get to take a picture with her for $3,500 but what the heck. Maybe I could take a picture of her, have someone take a picture of me and I could hire a Photoshop guru-dude to do the rest.
My point? There are some of us in the middle who without $500,000 annual salaries, trust funds, stocks we can liquidate at a moments notice or husbands with executive or entertainment jobs would still give $500, $750 or $1000 to be able to hear the first lady speak, chomp on a ceasar salad and sip slowly on a glass of Chardonnay for an hour or so––but they don't offer those tickets at semi-private events. I guess our $500 each, just isn't enough for an audience with the First Lady.
For all the talk of helping the middle class, what about the middle class of us who feel like we're being cheated out of an opportunity to help out at our middle class levels?
If all I get for my $300 contribution is a phone call from a guy in a boiler room reading his, "will you give us money" script off of a rumpled up eight and a half by eleven inch sheet of paper, maybe I'll find something else to do with my $300 this time, or maybe I'll just wait til' next week when I've cooled off, because I do love my President, and I do want him to win again in 2012, and I do realize that he needs all the help he can get.
End of Rant.
For 24 years Crystal Wright represented some of the most talented freelance makeup, hair, fashion stylists and manicurists in entertainment and fashion. If the work of celebrity hair stylist Neeko, makeup artist Monifa Mortis, fashion stylist's Lisa Michelle and Melinda Tarbell ring a bell, then you know just a few of the people whose careers she had a hand in developing.
In 2009 God told her that, the season for representing artists was over and she should focus on writing, speaking, teaching and coaching. Since then, she has written her second book; 30 Days at 100 Percent and launched a career coaching business for individuals and small groups.
She has been called many things, but most often she's called the "Empowerment Diva," she gets people unstuck and YOU are on her list of things to do.
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