Author: POPULOVE

Behind the makeup: How drag queens taught me happiness

I’ve loved costumes, makeup, and glitter all my life. I reveled in dance competitions and musical theater as a kid. As I grew up, however, society told me that playing dress up was just for fun and that I had to figure out what I really wanted to do with myself. As […]

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Love shouldn’t hurt: My story with domestic violence

Even though it was in 1986, I remember the first time he hit me like it was yesterday. He was very controlling, but I thought that was how all men were. I was two weeks into college and grew up with a controlling, verbally abusive father. He was my first […]

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Gina Granata: My life with a learning disability

In the content of this post, contributor Gina Granata explains that she has what is called PDD, which is categorized as Pervasive Disability Disorder. Wikipedia defines the symptoms of PDD as: Difficulty using and understanding language Difficulty relating to people, objects, and events; for example, lack of eye contact, pointing […]

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Radio ARTPOP meets Tony Bennett at Granada Theater

It was a great night in California this Sunday evening when Tony Bennett came to the historic Granada Theater as the special season opener for the UCSB Arts & Lectures Program in Santa Barbara! We had the chance to cover and review this event in depth for the entire fanbase […]

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How I lost 62 lbs. and took control of my life

Self-worth is one of the most important things in anyone’s life. Being comfortable in your own skin is a feeling that can only be appreciated by people who don’t have it. Such was my life for 17 years of my life. All my life, I was the big kid; the […]

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