I wrote something that was inspired by a conversation I was having with Hal and my writing might make one of you guys smile or remember something positive or change your mind set so yeaaa that’s why I keep posting my blogs: What is Love? Love is when you care for that person so much their suffering becomes yours. Love is when you feel like you can do anything with that person, you feel like you can fly, like you can [...]
Alex Marie, Shortstack Model, Photo by Infinity 88 Photography I don’t know who I am. I know my name is Alexandra Ramirez and I’m a 16-year-old girl, but I don’t know who I am as a person. I don’t know if I matter to anybody or if my life has any meaning. I’m so lost and I always been lost. I’ve been depressed for 4 years, since I’ve been 12 years old. I got abused for most of my life. [...]
Hal Eisenberg, CEO and Founder of Windows of Opportunity presenting a workshop on “finding yourself” at Columbia University. Nefesh, a mental health awareness group within Columbia/Barnard Hillel, holds an annual mental health awareness week. Citing a shortage of regularly scheduled, university-wide discussions surrounding mental health, identity-based student groups have held mental health-focused programs for their own members this year. In the past semester, student organizations including the University Senate Student Affairs Committee, General Studies Student Council, and the Mental Health Task [...]
As I read this article (below) I thought about that day in the park. She was sitting there and on the surface she looked as if she was staring out at the universe blindly. At moments I didn’t know what to think. I was at a lost for words and all I hoped for was that my unconditional love for the soul sitting next to me would allow her to tell me what was going on. That day in [...]
I was asked to write a reaction as a professional social worker who has worked with many youth and adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder to the following quote in the article linked below. The original article is posted under my reaction. The article is actually a very good article on Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and is advocating for services but I am still appalled that there is not more being done professionally for those struggling. Education is [...]
It’s every girl’s dream, at one point or another, to become a model. Walking the runway, modeling clothes by famous designers, being on the cover of Vogue, Elle, Seventeen…what’s not to want? However, as much as being a cover girl may seem easy and breezy, so many things happen behind the scenes: Photoshop, body-shaming, height-shaming and the pressure to be and look like the ideal, just to name a few.
Posted by Chandraisgreat on May 30th, 2011 Have you ever dreamed of walking in a fashion show but didn’t think you had what it takes to be a model? You are not alone, many young girls have high fashion dreams but lack the height requirements that are expected in the fashion industry for runway modeling. That is one of the reasons why Olivia Mignone created “Shortstack” a program for teens who wish to pursue [...]
Join us and guest Hal Eisenberg, founder of Windows of Opportunity, as we discuss the changing landscape in schools for all students, and particularly LGBT youth in care. Hal has organized gay-straight alliances, HIV-prevention groups, and fashion shows to build self confidence and self-esteem in youth. A straight ally, Hal is a musician and former teacher in the New York City public school system. He created Windows of Opportunity in 2001 as an outgrowth of his work in education. Hear [...]