Top 3 Post Break-Up Movies
There's nothing like a good binge watch to beat the break-up blues. It's a heck of a lot healthier than ice cream or melting down on social media (Cuz believe me, that's what they want. It makes it a lot easier to distance themselves from you when others no longer wonder why they left you.)
Mental Health in the VSS Issue 1
"Call Me Les" can feel like a juggernaut at times; I'm truly grateful for those who are and have always been in my corner. Haters gonna hate and between grief and being bipolar, I'm no T-Swift at "Shakin' It Off". There have been a lot of changes going on, not least of all the departure of my beloved friend and creative partner much too soon. Many of you know I've been meaning to take a small break and focus on myself, my writing and the magazine. But that's easier said than done; loose ends need to be wrapped up, delegation needs organizing etc. I'd like to take a moment to give a massive shout-out to my fellow admins, our moderators and members who have been pulling together. VSS and Great Incantations gain new members every day; each of you is unique and valued by your admins and I have to believe that so many positive vibes in one place can't help but be a light in the world.
Chat With Les: Calvin Cox
This interview is part of a series of interviews collected for the ongoing column "Chat with Les" by Vocal Media author Call Me Les in the new Vocal Creators Chronicle. The Vocal Creators Chronicle is a free, online magazine that is comprised of authors from 5 continents and 8 countries. Les is both a columnist and a co-founder. Her column presents candid interviews with people from all backgrounds, and aims to examine the finer points in the lives of those around us, such as Calvin Cox: self-styled Barbie doll model, makeup artist, experience creator & fearless provocateur extraordinaire.
Writing Through the Pain
This interview is part of a series of interviews collected for the ongoing column "Chat with Les" by Vocal Media author Call Me Les in the new Vocal Creators Chronicle. The Vocal Creators Chronicle is a free, online magazine that is comprised of authors from 5 continents and 8 countries. Les is both a columnist and a co-founder. Her column presents candid interviews with people from all backgrounds, and aims to examine the finer points in the lives of those around us, such as the gentle soul & Vocal Social Society (VSS) moderator, Nick Cavuoti.
Staying Ahead of the Wave
Well, The Vocal Social Society (VSS) is thriving and Great Incantations has cast its spell: creators are writing and chatting together now more than ever. Perfect timing since the Vocal+ Fiction awards are sure to be a roller coaster event of epic emotions.
Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 2
When news of Tom's passing reached the Vocal Facebook groups, it reverberated for days. For some of us, it's not even begun to dim. Almost in unison, Creators flocked to their blank pages in search of healing, resolution and support. Many of you collectively sought refuge, answers and a place to place your words. I've done my very best to capture everyone's voice that had something to contribute. If you wrote something and I missed it, please write me through The Vocal Creators Chronicle's website or Facebook page.
I've been told that when you have a long wait ahead of you, you should pretend you're on a platform waiting on a train. This will make the waiting somewhat easier to bear because it removes the uncertainty of the conclusion. Everyone knows that, sooner or later, a train will arrive. Why? Because that's the purpose of the platform.
Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 1
This is the official memorial document for Tom's family & friends. It will be featured in this week's VCC issue as my entry for my column "Chat With Les". Part 2: "The Voices That Remain" will be released shortly as a substitute for the "Society Pages" column.