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1️⃣ Year Gone for a New York lady.
Happy Celebrating, everyone! Step up to 2018.✨
Thanks, Miss Manhattan, for the interview!
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July 19, 2017
Miss Manhattan Hangs Out...with Toro Adeyemi
When I arrive at the clean, white offices of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Toro Adeyemi greets me in bright red shorts and shoes with a white blouse. Red, I will learn, is her color—it is also braided through her hair. It’s a fitting color, too, since Toro exudes a confidence most women dream of, walking with a quiet power and grace along the halls of this marketing agency that focuses on promoting consumers’ well-being.
Soon, Toro swaps her red heels for sneakers, her office attire for workout clothes, as she goes to teach Bodypump. She would love to move to Thailand for a while and get her massage therapy and yoga certification in one go. “There’s more to life than this, you know?” she says, tapping her foot on the concrete for emphasis.
Photos by Elyssa Goodman
So happy to have believe me official as a new client!
BELIEVE ME is an apparel company started by two women who were sick of the normalization of sexual violence. Their designs feature anti-sexual violence and pro-consent messaging in order to empower people and start a dialogue. Part of the profits on their "no means no" hats go directly to The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, an organization that works to stamp out sexual violence and provide support and resources for survivors. Part of the profits on their "consent is key" hats go directly to Project Consent, an organization running an amazing campaign to raise awareness about sexual violence and the importance of consent.
They hope to one day live in a world where a company like believe me does not need to exist. Until ALL our spaces are free from sexual assault and violence, they will keep on creating empowering apparel.
Show your support and purchase a hat for you or a friend! Visit www.believemeofficial.com
Gotta love changing society for the better~
So happy to have Loading Dock Theatre as a new client this Summer and Fall!
Loading Dock was formed by playwright/director Leegrid Stevens and actor Erin Treadway. Based in Brooklyn, the primary focus of Loading Dock is to create original plays that explore the extremes in human behavior. They produce emotional, character driven plays with an experimental edge. Check them out at --> www.loadingdocktheatre.org
If you're into classic video games and interactive projections -- stay tuned for what's coming up in October! Where my nerds at??
Gotta love the Arts~
Anyone who has gone grocery shopping, or even picking up a few items from a bodega with me, knows that I always say "No" to single use plastic bags.
Convenience isn't a good enough reason for me to take and toss within a few minutes..
I normally carry a backpack, or have an ECOBAG® nearby.
Can you pause before your purchase and consider the environment? That's the first step!
Uetliburg, Switzerland - The Top of Zurich
Munich, Germany - Freulingfest
Montmarte, France - Sacre Couer
Holland, Netherlands - Keukenhof
10 days - 4 countries - countless experiences.
Travel, dear friends.
~Written by Communications/Melchior Lover, Toro Adeyemi~
Last night was truly… Magical.
When a friend asked me if I wanted to see Spring Awakening on Monday night, I swiftly checked my calendar, saw my evening clear, and replied with a “Yes I can!!” At the time, I had no idea that it would be the Deaf West Theatre's revival of the 2006 musical by Duncan Sheik – a musical that I had seen twice before in my teenage years.
I remember waking up before 5am to get to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre early enough for rush tickets, setting up camp and passing the time by singing the score, hanging by the stage door post-show to meet the actors.
This revival is like nothing I have ever seen before – the synchronization between the actors using American Sign Language and the actors singing and speaking in English is quite breathtaking. With communication (or the lack thereof) being a central theme between the adult and child characters, seeing this beautiful metaphor played out on stage makes the messaging all the more powerful.
This musical serves as a reminder that it’s not always what you say, but it's really how you say it. The most powerful forms of communication tend to be non-verbal: it is through our body language and our tone of voice that we can best convey meaning.
Our voice flattens when we’re disinterested, our eyes open wide when we are thrilled, we cringe at an unpleasant thought or jump when we are frightened. Superfandom aside, I would have still found this production powerful even with no musical numbers sung because the actors' physical intentions are crystal clear. Often complex, yet seamless and sophisticated, I derived meaning primarily from their body language and gesticulation (stellar lighting and set design helped to set up the environment, as well). Truly captivating.
The Word of Our Body is a powerful comms tool. So Dance! Run. Jump. Sit up Straight. Stretch.
I highly recommend that you go see this limited engagement while it's running at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre thru January 24th, 2016. You have to see this for yourself. Then, let me know what you think!
Third Space Theater’s production of Fireface closed Saturday, Sept 5th, and what a great ride it has been! We worked on Facebook marketplace advertising, copywriting, media pitching, press relations, and overall social media strategy for the company.
Through Toro Communications, Fireface was listed in nonsenseNYC and Time Out New York, and received reviews from Medium and most proudly, the New York Times.
We also secured Metropolitan and Alligator Lounge as local partners – show the provided drink ticket to a bartender at either venue and you’d receive discounts on drinks for the evening. Lastly, we met with the owners of Northern Bell in Williamsburg to plan the Opening Night Reception on Friday, Aug 28th, ideating a delicious, red, Fireface themed margarita cocktail – yum.
A big thanks goes out to Third Space for the opportunity! Check them out at www.thirdspacetheater.org and like them on Facebook to keep posted on upcoming productions.
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