Sunday, February 11, 2018

A couple of blogs that might be worth looking at...

A couple of blogs that are outside the usual ERJ venue.

An Accidental Icon

Lyn Slater was an unknown University Professor in Social work when she was standing in line to attend a fashion show when she became an accidental icon.  In her own words:

...I was having trouble finding a fashion blog or magazine that offered an urban, modern, intellectual aesthetic but also spoke to women who live what I call “interesting but ordinary lives” in cities. Women (like me) who are not famous or celebrities but are smart, creative, fashion forward, fit, thoughtful, engaged, related and most importantly clear and comfortable with who they are..

A papaprazzi covering the event "mistook" her for a celebrity based on the verve of her wardrobe and the panache with which she carried herself.  It was a photographic feeding frenzy.

Gifted with an audience Lyn decided to use her voice.  The accidental icon:

  • Does not consume garments, she lives her life in them and dresses honestly.
  • Has original style without being eccentric.
  • Chooses garments and experiences that allow her to be the self she is and the self that is always becoming.
  • Is somber, seductive and romantic.
  • Has the strength not to be part of a group even while she is delightedly part of a group(s).
  • Is able to express uncertainties, fears and contradictions
  • Has a life that is lived in neighborhoods, workplaces and with families and friends.
  • Walks the fine line between rebellion and convention because she has to
  • Has integrity in that she can embrace opposing tension
  • Is becoming increasingly experimental.
  • Relishes the fully lived life
  • Is interested in meaning and memory.
  • Occupies cultural space with confidence.
  • Repudiates invisibility.
  • Has unfinished business
  • Open to serendipity, she can let go and follow where chance leads her. A huge fan of accidental occurrences’ and making something of them, she believes in fate (like a professor becoming a fashion icon).
The AnarchAngel
NOTE:  I received several emails informing me that this is a scam.  I am leaving it up as a flag and as a personal reminder to check things out more carefully in the future.
It helps to first read an essay from one of the author's earlier blogs.

Two-and-a-half years later the family is battered by the slow moving hurricane called Cancer.  Cancer sucks, but it sucks even worse if you have few financial resources.  Gritty narrative with minimal amounts of self-pity.

Added:  Read the comments before donating...


  1. Yeah, the AnarchAngel has been soliciting donations for about 10 years. After a while, one cannot believe the amount of bad luck they keep saying they have. Sadly, many have apparently found a great number of inconsistencies on their stories, so most of us mo longer believe their cries.

    Y'all make your own decisions, just make 'em with open eyes. I no longer help them. Many others don't either. The internet does seem, however, to bring more folks that believe their stories. Cancer,some kind of custody battles, more cancer, hassles with insurance over stolen items (over and over) more cancer, other legal troubles, moving issues and thefts, car/truck thefts, workshop thefts, they tried to start a business in Idaho that somehow "The Government" stopped at a great monetary loss....etc, etc, etc, etc, so on and so forth and moreso......They are either the most inept people or have the worst luck any 10 folks could have....

    Having said that, there used to be a lot of good stuff on their blog.

    But do some research before you piss your money away.


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