November 7, 2020 in 10 THINGS, Politics by

10 THINGS: Desmond Tutu Quotes That Ted Wheeler Should Read

Generally speaking, there are few things more painful than listening in on a local budget vote. Still, Wednesday’s meeting full of budgetary amendments and amendments to amendments left an especially sour taste in my mouth. Not just because the council failed to pass legislation that would have directed $18M into our schools and social services

April 30, 2020 in Editorials by

Growing In A New Direction: Introducing Akunna

About a week ago, I announced that I am bringing WOHM back. Well I kind of lied. Akunna Amaefule is bringing WOHM back. It’s her time. An established writer/blogger/vlogger already, Akunna did the thing that all great WOHMers do, she reached out to me and asked how she could help. She was familiar with what

December 6, 2019 in Smitty in the City by

Message From The Last WOHMer on Earth

2019 is almost over and I’ve achieved most of my goals. It has been an experimental year for me, trying new things, building new bridges, fixing old bridges, investing in my loved ones, actually addressing my own physical and mental health, revisiting polychronic sleep, purging toxic patterns, finding balance, and publicly establishing my values. What

September 4, 2017 in Concert Buds, Live Music by

CONCERT BUDS: Bumbershoot 2017, Day 3

PHOTOS by MISS LOPEZ MEDIA After a very exhausting Saturday of shows, I decided to pick up at least three more pre-rolls to get us through the last day of Bumbershoot chaos. First up was alternative R&B singer Bibi Bourelly, an artist that was new to me but since Renee said she was dope I

September 3, 2017 in Concert Buds, I Love Seattle, Live Music by

CONCERT BUDS: Bumbershoot 2017, Day 2

CONCERT PHOTOS by MISS LOPEZ MEDIA Since we’re grown-ass ladies and wanted to conserve our energy, Renee and I decided to skip out on Friday’s Bumbershoot festivities and stay sober for the weekend (I mean, not counting all the weed we’re smoking, obvi). So we began our weekend adventure Saturday afternoon, after securing a totally

August 31, 2017 in I Love Seattle, Live Music by

Best of the Best: Artists to See This Weekend At Bumbershoot 2017

This year will mark my third year in a row attending Bumbershoot, but this time it’s going to be way more magical because I’ll be accompanied by none other than fabulous WOHM photographer, Renee Lopez of Miss Lopez Media. The last two years it has rained for at least part the weekend, but this year is set

November 9, 2016 in Editorials, Politics by

About Last Night…

In a stunning election determined largely by the white vote, I found silver lining in the fact that the whitest city in America – Portland – voted heavily against the guy from The Apprentice, favoring actual politicians in this political race. I struggle to find much more silver in the grey cloud. This morning Americans joined the UK

September 2, 2016 in 10 THINGS, Editorials by

10 Things: Unmissable Artists at Bumbershoot 2016

This year’s Seattle Center music festival marks my second rodeo, but there are still many firsts to be had. Today, Seattle’s gargantuan end-of-Summer music fest kicks off, and just like last time I’m in disbelief of all the high quality live music I get to witness. I didn’t think that Bumbershoot 2016 could come close

August 11, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: AlunaGeorge Slays @ Wonder Ballroom

If this review reads like a love letter to what I considered ‘The Aluna Show,’ it’s because it is. [Editor’s Note: This post marks Michelle’s second contribution to Concert Buds, which is super appropriate since she’s the one who suggested I check-out AlunaGeorge in the first place. I listened, and enjoyed them enough to push

July 30, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The highs and lows of this year’s CHBP in Seattle. In the days before Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, I became enraged when I found out that NAO—the alternative R&B singer who was 50% of the reason I bought a CHBP Sunday ticket—had canceled. Apparently, NAO had run into some travel issues from the UK,