I went when I was 21 and it was really fun but also a bit overwhelming. I had a short that was screening in a special student film showcase thing (not short film corner), so I at least had some affiliation to the festival. That being said, I had very little networking experience and didn have clear goals going into it..
At the same time, the communities need to be involved. Identifying and gaining the support of influential religious and other leaders who hold sway is essential. Rather than outsiders telling the people what they “should” do or believe, these internal leaders can hold forums and discussions that allow people to air their worries.
Whatever tiny ray of hope people held out in the belief that Trump ultimately would behave rationally respectful of protocol, with caution and care, without haste and with wisdom has been extinguished by a strategy of maximum chaos executed by shock and awe. With heads spinning, if they’re not rolling, most won’t know what hit them until it’s too late. It’s called distraction..
I definitely believe so. We came from a group of people that didn’t know anything about publishing, yet we still published video games. People talk about how big EA or Activision is but when you compare it to other software industries, whether it be operating systems or databases or whatever, there’s a lower market concentration.
Finally a topic I can touch on! I agree with /lemonfarty I was in the optical industry for 9 years 4 of which I worked for Lenscrafters. Just a heads up, Luxottica owns Lenacrafters and therefor sell their frames for a premium. I did most of the purchasing for many years and most sunglasses are marked up x2 the whole sale cost plus tax.
“He was a great dancer, so everything was hard,” Reynolds recalled during the interview. “I had to keep up with the boys. But I did it; God was with me. Phil Pavlov asked the state to investigate “to determine whether or not any based facilities have participated in the horrifying sale of babies’ body parts,” MLive reported. Mentioning the videos, the letter asked the sites about their abortion procedures and also asked if they donate fetal tissue, as the AP reported. In December, the state released the investigation, revealing that there was no evidence of any such sales.
Education is the key. I’m not saying stigma is ever going to go away, because it has existed in different areas throughout history. But it’s going to take normal, everyday people who have been there and back to let it be known that yes, this thing is devastating, but it’s not anything to be ashamed of.