Posts tagged ‘Renee Cummings’

November 17, 2014

Renee Cummings – Criminologist & Psychologist – November 2014

April 22, 2012

K2K Alliance & Partners – The Human Race 2013

In 2012, as I wrote, I played Carnival for the first time since Peter Minshall with K2K Alliance & Partners because of my friend Renee Cummings. It was a brand new band but it was epic. She told me that next year will be even better and looking at the theme I am certain of it.  This year we were the band that was Alexander McQueen meets Minshall – next year I suspect it will be that on a Mugler scale.

Welcome to K2K Alliance & Partners -The Human Race – Forging Your Own Destiny.  If any of my blog followers or  other friends have ever thought about visiting Trinidad for Carnival this is your chance  - I want to be in it with you.

My only connection with the band is I think it is the most beautiful thing to hit Trinidad Carnival in at least a decade and the most fun I have ever had playing Mas.

February 6, 2012

Andrew in Drag and K2K Carnival (Trinidad & Tobago)

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Completely disjointed ( though perhaps not) post tonight.  First off, I have been filling in for another manager at the TV station ( in addition to my writing and my normal TV job)  for the last 29 days without a day off and I am working till 8pm every day. I still have 10 more days before I can get a day off  so you can imagine my mood.  Today that mood changed when,out of the blue I got a FB message from someone I interview on a regular basis who asked  why I hadn’t contacted her in a while and to let me know that there was a  Carnival costume waiting for me at the K2K Mas Camp.

I need to put this into perspective.  Carnival is a big deal in T&T, the biggest party/festival of the year.  I used to like it but it lost its artistic roots for me once Peter Minshall ( now a friend)  stopped designing beautiful costumes that had a message and the thing turned into little more than an all-inclusive  party on the move with bikinis and beads. Then last year I saw a new band appear with the most beautiful costumes I had seen in years – K2K. Fashion and Carnival merged into a display of  gorgeousness that had me Facebooking and Tweeting the  band.

If all works out  I will be spending Carnival on the road with the most beautiful  band in years and I cannot guarantee I will not do my runway walk on the streets of Port of Spain.

If you want to see the amazing K2K presentation for Carnival 2012 – click here.

When you think about it, Carnival is really about being in drag for a day. Which segues nicely to my next bit. Just saw this  cool video and excellent song  posted by Randy Roberts Potts on Facebook . The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag.

I love it!

 

October 2, 2011

Renee Cummings interview

Renee on the State of  Emergency and  more.

October 16, 2010

The discussion continues.

My interview with Psychologist and Criminologist Renee Cummings about bullying …and she has a background in dealing with LGBT people. This was part of my commitment to Seth and Asher and I hope I did their memory proud.

Let’s remember them on October 20th, 2010 on Spirit Day and wear purple. If you choose to join me – thank you. I feel I could have done more for them but I guess we all could. I posted these interviews but that still seems like not enough. Let the lives of those who committed suicide because they were bullied for being different not be in vain.

Thank you Renee for being part of my contribution to the It Gets Better project.

Wear purple on the 20th !

October 15, 2010

Verna St. Rose Greaves on bullying

As part of my commitment to helping draw attention to bullying and the effects it can have on vulnerable individuals such as LGBT kids I have been conducting a series of interviews on my show. This is an interview with the wonderfully warmhearted Social Activist Verna St. Rose Greaves who devotes much of her time to working with kids. This is the second interview about bullying I did with her this week but I think this part was more personal for both of us.

It is in three parts because of You Tube time limitations.

Don’t forget to wear purple on October 20, 2010 for Spirit Day to honor all the kids who were bullied to the point of suicide. One of my twitter friends suggested that you post a pic of yourself wearing purple on Twitter or Facebook – I think that is a great idea.

I will be uploading my interview with Psychologist and Criminologist, Renee Cummings who also speaks about bullying. She spent much of her career in the US working with LGBT people.

I wish you all peace this Friday.

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