And i personally don’t think that age matters when it comes to modeling. I would say that it matters more if you’re signing to and agency. It mostly depends on your bone structure and how you’re able to maneuver your body in front of a camera. I know a girl in California who’s 5’7 and can come off as 5’9 because of how well she can extend her limbs. I’d recommend getting some polaroids/snapshots of you without makeup and in heels against a white wall and try testing with people in your area!
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I feel really REAALLY bad for not keeping up with this blog, things have gotten really busy. I’ve been transitioning from modeling to photography so I’ve been editing a lot, school has been on my arse like no other and my mind/heart happen to be weak as fuck right now.
I’m not sure what I’ll be doing modeling wise. I’m itching to shoot but the jobs in Chicago are basically non existent since nobody wants to shoot in this weather and I keep getting cancelled on last min >:[, but I put up a casting call on MM and I’m hoping I can do more shoots that way. If anything, I’ll just submit to agencies and move out of Chicago in the near future.
But, I have a working IPhone now, so hit me up on those social networks and let’s be buddies!
I’ll probably put another casting call on here and maybe that’ll help a bit. I’ll probably turn up the ‘Nerdy’ aspects of myself on this blog as well, tell me if you like it!
Thank you guys for sticking with/supporting me through this semi major road bump in my life. Your messages helped very much! I hope to share more with you guys as the year progresses and I hope to get to know some of you guys better than I do now! I’m going to go eat now, thanks again!
-Ashabi aka Nerdy Model
Mass arrests targeting LGBT people are happening across Nigeria. Attacks are going unpunished by police. Nigeria’s LGBT community are asking us not to stay silent. Sign this petition now.
As Westerners deplore Russia’s recent anti-gay bill and continue to push Uganda to not enact draconian new anti-gay legislation, Nigeria last month passed a bill which not only outlaws same sex marriage but also criminalizes “shows of same sex affection” and participation and advocacy or even support for LGBT organization and individuals with up to 14 years in jail. Despite this, where is the outrage? I posted about this new law previously on tumblr, but was largely met with silence compared to other pieces I’ve written. Even a short post that simply required a reblog to stand in solidarity with Nigeria’s LGBT community was met with crickets by the tumblr community.
But why? Esteemed gay Nigerian activist, Bisi Alimi (@bisialimi) who was driven into asylum in the UK by a brutal homophobic physical assault in Nigeria several years ago, explores these questions in a recent opinion piece for beige. He shares a painful conversation he had with a gay Nigerian friend of his, which cuts to the heart of this point:
“Why such a loud silence?”…… He looked at me again, with even more desperation in his eyes. “This silence is killing me, it’s killing my friend, it’s killing LGBT people in Nigeria; why is the world silent on Nigeria?”
We, as LGBT Nigerians, are being hurt, killed and publicly humiliated everyday even moreso now with that this bill has passed but where is the outrage? Why does nobody in the international community seem to care?
Just recently two “allegedly gay” men were dragged out of their houses by a mob in Port Harcourt and forced to masturbate one another and then have anal sex in front of the crowd as they jeered, screamed and berated them. The entire incident was filmed as well by camera phones and shared widely to publicly shame and humiliate the men even more, and a video still from it is above.
In Northern Nigeria, which is under Muslim Shariah law and where homosexuality is punishable by public stoning, dozens of LGBT activists have been arrested since the passage of the bill. When a judge in the city of Bauchi “only” decided to punish a gay man with a whipping in his courtroom (which he’s pictured reenacting above) the crowd outside the courthouse was “disappointed” hoping that the convicted individual be stoned to death instead. When 7 other allegedly gay men were being arraigned in the Bauchi courthouse, a mob outside hailed stones and glass bottles into the court demanding a speedy trial and execution, and some even wanted to set the entire courthouse ablaze with them inside.
And yet despite all of this, all we are met with is silence? Why are our lives as LGBT Nigerians worth less than that of LGBT Russians whom the world is justly speaking out for after draconian anti-gay laws were recently passed there? Why, even more paradoxically, is it seemingly just a random “omission” and not necessarily racial because Uganda’s law and LGBT community has received significant support from the international community?
I understand the potential issues of Western LGBT organizations or even gay Nigerians in diaspora like myself speaking over the voices of gay Nigerians in Nigeria themselves. But we’re not. This petition and call to action which I’m linking here and asking you all to help share is coming from the “Solidarity Alliance” in Nigeria. Here is their message in full via allout.org:
On 14 January, we woke up the shocking news that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria had assented to the bill passed the National Assembly prescribing 14 years imprisonment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Since the signing of this law, many people have been arrested in Nigeria. There were more than a dozen arrested and arraigned in Bauchi. There has been mob violence and the Nigerian LGBT community and straight allies are living in fear.
The government of the country are denying many Nigerians our fundamental human rights and criminalizing our relationships, movement and even sustenance.
What can you do to help? Sign the petition in support of our community, spread the word, and join in our Global Day of Action on 7 March.
This is important and lives really are on the line here, despite the silence from the international community. So please SIGN THE PETITION, share and signal boost this post and spread the word about the GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH NIGERIA’S LGBT COMMUNITY ON MARCH 7.