Monday, June 13, 2011

Review of Visible Friend

Visible FriendVisible Friend by K.Z. Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is unlike one I've experienced or read before. Very unique, out of the box and unlike the ordinary. Very tasteful and highly recommended.

Denny is lovable and a true guardian in first spirit and then real; solid. His character is written in first person throughout the story.

Chris on the other hand has his day to day struggles in combating his addiction, wanting acceptance after having been rejected all his life, which was the point fact cause of his addiction from the getgo. This loneliness crates Denny who becomes his imaginary friend turned solid to be there in every way Chris needs him to be. Denny becomes more than a friend. Read it and you'll see for yourself. Note: Chris is written in third person.

I couldn't put this story aside. I was glued to each page needing to know where these two men were taking it next and to what level.

Well written. Bravo to K.Z.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Better Life Review

A Better LifeA Better Life by Louis Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end, but I do digress this book is not for everyone's tastes, specifically those as the warning declares which is 'not for the faint of heart', but has issues with reading about sexually violent situations, violence in general. This book had it to the max.

I will though give credit where credit is due and that the explicit grueling scenes of rape were not mapped out in detail in this book which I was thankful for even though I'm not squeamish or overly sensitive to reading these types. I guess over the years I've hardened up quite a bit and anything goes for me. You did know by other details pointed out in the book what happened to the victims of those predators. These boys were cruel, sadistic, had no remorse (all but two) and were to me fawking whacked in the head.

The ending? I won't ruin it for those of you who have interest in reading it, but I was not disappointed. When the judge gave her ruling I might have yelled BONUS out loud. Without shame. Punishment was served rightfully and for those that read it? Don't throw the book at me, but I actually felt sorry for one of the perpetrators in the book. I won't say whom, so don't ask. That'll remain with me till my last breath.

I had read one review where the book was criticized for the author's writing skills and I have to wonder if we were reading the same book. I didn't see what they saw obviously and if anyone would have noticed the errs I would have been the first. In case you didn't know... I'm very anal bout shit like that and I'd be the first to point it out. So some people need to chillax.

Having said that I hope this authors has more books coming out and I'll look forward to reading them.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lea T Fashion World’s First Transsexual Supermodel


Lea T is the daughter of well-known former Brazilian football player Toninho Cerezo. Lea was assigned "male" at birth, but now identifies as female. On January 4, 2011 interview, Lea T stated intentions to undergo sex reassignment surgery in March 2011.


Lea T was first discovered by Givenchy senior designer Riccardo Tisci and became the face of Givenchy in late 2010. Her first runway show was for Alexandre Herchcovitch during São Paulo Fashion Week in January 2011.
She has been featured in editorials in Vogue Paris, Hercules Magazine, Interview Magazine, Cover Magazine and Love Magazine. In 2011, she was also the cover star of two editions of the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Love Magazine, one as the solo model and another featuring her kissing Kate Moss.
She is ranked 42nd on the Top 50 Models Women List by


While Lea T has stated an attraction to both sexes in her adolescence, she did not experiment with her sexuality until her twenties.

Lea T may very well be our favorite model of the season. She first caught our eye in Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign, but her profile and accompanying image [NSFW] in this month’s French Vogue solidified it for us: she’s beautiful. But who is Lea T — other than Tisci’s former personal assistant, that is?

Lea T. was born Leandro Cerezo in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as the son of soccer star Toninho Cerezo. Though Lea did not begin experimenting with her sexuality until she went to school in Italy, she tells French Vogue that both she and her father knew she was different.

“When papa came home he would look at me and say there was something wrong with me. In the years to come, everyone started to pray that I was gay. It would have been the lesser evil for a religious family used to rules and type of colonial, rigid way of life.”

But it wasn’t so clearcut for Lea. As an adolescent, Lea says she was attracted to both boys and girls, and that the idea of transsexuality terrified her. “I was curious then recoiled with fear, telling myself, ‘I am not like that,’” she explained.

And then, a few years later, she met Tisci, while the designer was still in school at Central St. Martin’s in London. It was Tisci who recognized what The Guardian calls Lea’s “inherent femininity.”

“One night he encouraged me to wear pumps to a party,” she recalled in French Vogue. “We went shopping for ‘drag queen’ shoes and we bleached my eyebrows. It was a revelation.”

But while Lea may have found herself thanks to Tisci’s good eye, it hasn’t been a seamless transition. Lea’s nuanced and honest explanation of what the so-called “revelation” has been like is both refreshing and heart-wrenching. And makes us love Carine Roitfeld all the more for featuring her in the mag — which Lea agreed to do “in the name of all my transsexual friends.”

From the Guardian’s profile of the model:

“I would wander the streets, full of hormones, depressed, with people laughing behind my back…

Lea, who says she “cannot allow [herself] the luxury of being in love”, is pessimistic about her chances of finding happiness with someone else. Those transsexuals who do enter into serious relationships, she says, often do so by keeping their past from their partners.

“They live as hypocrites; it is a variation on solitude,” she said. “We transsexuals are born and grow up alone. 

After the operation we are born again, but once again alone. And we die alone. It is the price we pay.”
But for Lea, the decision was worth it. “The choice,” she says, ”is between being unhappy forever or trying to be happy.” We couldn’t be happier for her. Thanks to friends like Tisci — who calls Lea “a true goddess” — and supporters like Roitfeld, Lea is not only changing the face of fashion, but changing the way we view and talk about sexuality in the industry, in America, and around the world.

Now, French Vogue has decided to feature Lea T., completely nude, with only her hand barely covering her genitals. We could talk about the cultural impact the shoot has, what people’s reactions may be to seeing a transgendered woman in a largely circulated magazine… but instead, we’ll leave it short and sweet:
Lea T. looks absolutely stunning in the French Vogue shoot, her hair cascading delicately, her face appearing strong, yet vulnerable, staring directly at the camera. Her lips rival Esther Canadas' and her eyebrows remind us of Natalia Vodianova’s — which we think equates the perfect facial structure for a top model in the making.