“The way I have lived my life is based on intuition, trust and being present. This is a feeling I associate with the feminine. This way of living has led me to an internship in Sweden, backpacking in South America and then I received a full ride plus living expenses to attend the New School in New York City. It is a quiet way of listening, and I know if I just listen I will be caught and I will be doing the right thing. Even if I land in a difficult situation it will teach me the right lesson or will put me in the next right place.” – Tasmin Sarah Clarke is a student studying photojournalism at The New School.
“When I got married I had a party for the family in New Orleans. At the party, my grandfather Deville said, “Well there goes the acting career.” He was right because I gave up so many opportunities. My husband was not supportive of my acting career, he wanted me to be his secretary and have babies. I stayed married for 12 years and left when I was 30. If I were a man I wouldn’t of had to ask anyone’s permission or question any of those opportunities.” – Bambi DeVille owns a vintage clothing shop in New Orleans.
“I lost my son, Bear. Absolutely the most joy in my life came from him and the most pain I’ve experienced came from losing him. And that experience will never be matched. In Bear’s birth and in his death he saved me. Joe Biden said, “You get to a point where the memories make you smile more than the pain hurts.” He was my only one, and I’m too old to have another. ” – Alexandria Cmaylo is an artist and lives in New Orleans.