#PowerToThePussies

I have something to admit, and I guess in a way get off my back, because, its been bothering me for quite some time. I've been getting pretty fed up when hearing friends, family, strangers, the media, pretty much every one using the word pussy as a word to describe weakness. When did we as a society allow such a powerful part of the female body become such a demeaning, vulgar thing? I mean we all know where babies come from right? Ok good, just making sure! 
 

The premise of my photo series is to capture women and their cats in their own environment. Where they can genuinely feel comfortable and together we can emphasize on how beautiful and powerful we truly are ( every single part of us). I hope to change the perception of the word, one pretty girl and her cute pussy at a time.

**this is an on going series, if you own a cat and live in NYC/NJ please email me so we can create some art

Name- Maria | Sign- I am the cusp of Aquarius/Pisces | Describe your cat in one word- Hobbes is either fluffin or rapscallion (depending on how he's behaving at the moment) | Its been so long since high school graduation and you look amazing, what have you been up to these past nine years? Thanks lady! Wow, has it already been almost a decade?! The passage of time never ceases to amaze me.  You know...my story is very colorful. It's hard to just pick a point to begin from, because each part has played an integral role in who I am in this moment. In nine years, my life has completely transformed. I have grown immensely--spiritually. In my consciousness.  I've worked in the hospitality industry for the greater part of the past 7 years..that is how I support myself. But I've had so many jobs! At one point in time I worked in a hair salon..I was also a nanny for a couple of years. I've worked in bakeries and a discount store in the neighborhood I grew up in.. I remember being 20 and having 5 jobs at one time. I've always had that hustle gene.. I started working when I was 13. In my freshman year of college in South Carolina, I was an art model. It was the only job I could have, because it was on campus and I didn't have a car. (I loved that job) And when I moved back to Brooklyn in 2007, I took another semester or two of college, but I made the decision to stop going. It became draining, swimming upstream with all of the other fish. For me it felt directionless. I lacked focus. I've never felt education to be a linear process. We all learn so differently...how can we possibly, at such an explorative age, be that definitive and committed to a curriculum we aren't choosing ourselves? I don't know. I had an ah-ha! moment my sophomore year and it was the right decision for me, to take a break. Re-assess. Education in my eyes, is not meant to be industrial. Yet somehow, it is one of the largest industries in America. It's not that I'm opposed to secondary education, I think that education is incredibly important in the progress of our evolution, personal and as a collective, I just don't believe that the only way to lead a successful life is to become indebted to an institution that is supposed to (in theory) be giving you the luxurious freedom (and promise) of a better future. It seems counter-intuitive. I am however, considering enrolling in a class or two next winter, because I have more of an understanding now, of what I want to accomplish in my life, and what credentials will help me achieve these  goals. On a spiritual level---I can't even tell you who I am. The truthful answer is that I do not know. The woman I am today is somebody that I have never met before; I learn something new about her everyday. But I really, really like her. I've been through a lot of shit. Some self-inflicted, some not. It's taken time to reach this level of, awareness, forgiveness, acceptance...love. For myself and for others. I spent a lot of time coasting in a dark place, and I made a home down there. In the past few years, I have met some of the most wonderfully creative and nurturing beings. People who opened my soul to experience what it means to just, be. No judgments, no regrets, no mistakes.  Everything we endure is part of a greater journey. I'm hoping to continue this trajectory. I've put in a lot of time and an unquantifiable amount of work to let go of what no longer serves me from my past, in order to make room for the beauty and energy and light that fill me. The past 7 months alone have been the most poignant in my life up to this point. I've spent the past nine years learning how to become grateful, how to allow myself to be vulnerable... how to embrace the myriad experiences of what it means to be human.

Name- Maria | Sign- I am the cusp of Aquarius/Pisces | Describe your cat in one word- Hobbes is either fluffin or rapscallion (depending on how he's behaving at the moment) |

Its been so long since high school graduation and you look amazing, what have you been up to these past nine years?

Thanks lady! Wow, has it already been almost a decade?! The passage of time never ceases to amaze me. 

You know...my story is very colorful. It's hard to just pick a point to begin from, because each part has played an integral role in who I am in this moment. In nine years, my life has completely transformed. I have grown immensely--spiritually. In my consciousness. 

I've worked in the hospitality industry for the greater part of the past 7 years..that is how I support myself. But I've had so many jobs! At one point in time I worked in a hair salon..I was also a nanny for a couple of years. I've worked in bakeries and a discount store in the neighborhood I grew up in.. I remember being 20 and having 5 jobs at one time. I've always had that hustle gene.. I started working when I was 13. In my freshman year of college in South Carolina, I was an art model. It was the only job I could have, because it was on campus and I didn't have a car. (I loved that job) And when I moved back to Brooklyn in 2007, I took another semester or two of college, but I made the decision to stop going. It became draining, swimming upstream with all of the other fish. For me it felt directionless. I lacked focus. I've never felt education to be a linear process. We all learn so differently...how can we possibly, at such an explorative age, be that definitive and committed to a curriculum we aren't choosing ourselves? I don't know. I had an ah-ha! moment my sophomore year and it was the right decision for me, to take a break. Re-assess. Education in my eyes, is not meant to be industrial. Yet somehow, it is one of the largest industries in America. It's not that I'm opposed to secondary education, I think that education is incredibly important in the progress of our evolution, personal and as a collective, I just don't believe that the only way to lead a successful life is to become indebted to an institution that is supposed to (in theory) be giving you the luxurious freedom (and promise) of a better future. It seems counter-intuitive. I am however, considering enrolling in a class or two next winter, because I have more of an understanding now, of what I want to accomplish in my life, and what credentials will help me achieve these  goals. On a spiritual level---I can't even tell you who I am. The truthful answer is that I do not know. The woman I am today is somebody that I have never met before; I learn something new about her everyday. But I really, really like her.

I've been through a lot of shit. Some self-inflicted, some not. It's taken time to reach this level of, awareness, forgiveness, acceptance...love. For myself and for others. I spent a lot of time coasting in a dark place, and I made a home down there. In the past few years, I have met some of the most wonderfully creative and nurturing beings. People who opened my soul to experience what it means to just, be. No judgments, no regrets, no mistakes. 

Everything we endure is part of a greater journey. I'm hoping to continue this trajectory. I've put in a lot of time and an unquantifiable amount of work to let go of what no longer serves me from my past, in order to make room for the beauty and energy and light that fill me. The past 7 months alone have been the most poignant in my life up to this point. I've spent the past nine years learning how to become grateful, how to allow myself to be vulnerable... how to embrace the myriad experiences of what it means to be human.

What are somethings that make you happy? Feeling the sun on my face...hanging out with my brother, (and in the few and far between moments of hanging out with all of my siblings at once)...sharing a beautiful meal with my friends...taking a great yoga class. I love being in nature! Nothing on earth makes me feel happier than when I am laying in the grass, hands smeared with dirt and I am perfumed with the smell of outside.. listening to birds talking, the bees buzzing, watching them hover from flower to flower without reservation, the same way the clouds move above us in the sky. 

What are somethings that make you happy?

Feeling the sun on my face...hanging out with my brother, (and in the few and far between moments of hanging out with all of my siblings at once)...sharing a beautiful meal with my friends...taking a great yoga class.

I love being in nature! Nothing on earth makes me feel happier than when I am laying in the grass, hands smeared with dirt and I am perfumed with the smell of outside.. listening to birds talking, the bees buzzing, watching them hover from flower to flower without reservation, the same way the clouds move above us in the sky. 

Were you always comfortable in your own skin? Certainly not. Sometimes, I'm still not. Though now, I am in a place where I fully embrace and appreciate the body I'm in. The face I am greeted with in the mirror. I went through a horrible phase of self-loathing and self-destruction when I was younger, and sought activity and behavior to validate how uncomfortable I actually was. And I wasn't aware of it. But looking back, I can see just how uncomfortable I'd been. I would've done anything to escape that feeling. And I did! I read an article recently about Tavi Gevinson in New York Magazine, and she disclosed that there is a note to herself on her mirror that reads, "There is not enough time for hating yourself. Too many things to make. Go." I loved that. When your focus shifts from, "I'm not" (whether it be: skinny enough, pretty enough, fashionable enough, happy enough, smart enough, productive enough, whatever you happen to be feeling that day) to, "I can or I am or I want to be" you realize that reinventing yourself and your environment can happen at any moment. And that shift acknowledges the fact that you are enough..you have everything you need inside of you. Sometimes the change starts in the form of a project, sometimes it comes in a change in your style, the way you wear your hair, your demeanor, maybe you write more, maybe you listen to new music, maybe you make a concerted effort to smile more, you change your language...but to me, this evolutionary and experimental process is all art. I am, very much, in a blank canvas stage of my life. It is purposeful.  It all comes back to awareness, (most times) a change in perspective and the willingness to make it work. 

Were you always comfortable in your own skin?

Certainly not. Sometimes, I'm still not. Though now, I am in a place where I fully embrace and appreciate the body I'm in. The face I am greeted with in the mirror. I went through a horrible phase of self-loathing and self-destruction when I was younger, and sought activity and behavior to validate how uncomfortable I actually was. And I wasn't aware of it. But looking back, I can see just how uncomfortable I'd been. I would've done anything to escape that feeling. And I did! I read an article recently about Tavi Gevinson in New York Magazine, and she disclosed that there is a note to herself on her mirror that reads, "There is not enough time for hating yourself. Too many things to make. Go." I loved that. When your focus shifts from, "I'm not" (whether it be: skinny enough, pretty enough, fashionable enough, happy enough, smart enough, productive enough, whatever you happen to be feeling that day) to, "I can or I am or I want to be" you realize that reinventing yourself and your environment can happen at any moment. And that shift acknowledges the fact that you are enough..you have everything you need inside of you. Sometimes the change starts in the form of a project, sometimes it comes in a change in your style, the way you wear your hair, your demeanor, maybe you write more, maybe you listen to new music, maybe you make a concerted effort to smile more, you change your language...but to me, this evolutionary and experimental process is all art. I am, very much, in a blank canvas stage of my life. It is purposeful.  It all comes back to awareness, (most times) a change in perspective and the willingness to make it work. 

When you hear the word Pussy what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Dirty talk of course.

When you hear the word Pussy what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

Dirty talk of course.

Can you share with me a time in your life where you were made to feel inferior because of your gender? Ahh..I really have to think about this question! Gender inequality has been around for longer than I've existed. I'm sure there have been "wool over my eyes" moments, where I was treated unfairly because I am a woman. As far as actively feeling inferior to it? Nothing of magnitude stands out in my mind. Little things though...like when a man hands me his bag to be checked and he's all, "Be careful now, it's really heavy...are you sure you got it?" I always laugh and my go-to response is "Don't worry, I am stronger than I look", and I'm piling on as many bags as I can carry because I can handle it...and then some. I am strong! The assumption is that because I am a woman, I am not physically adequate. Yet, these men know nothing of my physical capability. It isn't personal...logically I know that. Generally, I feel empowered to be woman. We are built to incubate and birth lifeforms but exist to influence whatever we choose to pour our time and energy into. Men too! But they aren't suitable to be vessels for life. If every woman on Earth decided that humanity as we know it could not continue and no more people would be born...we could effectively make that happen. How can you be made to feel inferior when you hold that innate and deeply primitive power? 

Can you share with me a time in your life where you were made to feel inferior because of your gender?

Ahh..I really have to think about this question! Gender inequality has been around for longer than I've existed. I'm sure there have been "wool over my eyes" moments, where I was treated unfairly because I am a woman. As far as actively feeling inferior to it? Nothing of magnitude stands out in my mind. Little things though...like when a man hands me his bag to be checked and he's all, "Be careful now, it's really heavy...are you sure you got it?" I always laugh and my go-to response is "Don't worry, I am stronger than I look", and I'm piling on as many bags as I can carry because I can handle it...and then some. I am strong! The assumption is that because I am a woman, I am not physically adequate. Yet, these men know nothing of my physical capability. It isn't personal...logically I know that. Generally, I feel empowered to be woman. We are built to incubate and birth lifeforms but exist to influence whatever we choose to pour our time and energy into. Men too! But they aren't suitable to be vessels for life. If every woman on Earth decided that humanity as we know it could not continue and no more people would be born...we could effectively make that happen. How can you be made to feel inferior when you hold that innate and deeply primitive power? 

Do you have a demeanor you try to maintain on a daily basis? I'm conscious of my effort to radiate love to all living things, no matter how I am feeling. You never know what somebody else is going through. It could truly be the worst day of their lives and you've given them hope. Or maybe it's just an annoying day and you've made one thing go a little smoother for them. Maybe it's the best day of their lives and you've just added to that! The truth is, we've all been there. Kindness is the most valuable currency between the living.  Lately, people have been telling me I give off a serene energy. I dig that. 

Do you have a demeanor you try to maintain on a daily basis?

I'm conscious of my effort to radiate love to all living things, no matter how I am feeling. You never know what somebody else is going through. It could truly be the worst day of their lives and you've given them hope. Or maybe it's just an annoying day and you've made one thing go a little smoother for them. Maybe it's the best day of their lives and you've just added to that! The truth is, we've all been there. Kindness is the most valuable currency between the living.  Lately, people have been telling me I give off a serene energy. I dig that. 

When do you feel the most beautiful? The most beautiful? Hm.  ... In the middle of a yoga class. When I am sweating and I am outside of my awareness and within my connectedness to the highest self. In that moment when I am in tune with my body and all that I am comprised of. When I can feel wisps of hair behaving wildly outside of my braid, some of them sticking to my face and neck. When I can see the light, playing off the subtleties in my musculature. When I can feel air filling my lungs and oxygen is coursing through my bloodstream, feeding my cells and my muscles are thriving because of this magical exchange and I realize I'm an intricately woven being. When I am deeply rooted, yet able to sway and I become a riverbed for my own sweat. It's an electric flow of energy. I imagine it's comparable to what a planet in orbit feels like..weightless but aware of its mass and magnetism. I feel beautiful in other ways and at other times, but as far as the most beautiful goes..there's nothing quite like the feeling I just described to you.

When do you feel the most beautiful?

The most beautiful? Hm. 

... In the middle of a yoga class. When I am sweating and I am outside of my awareness and within my connectedness to the highest self. In that moment when I am in tune with my body and all that I am comprised of. When I can feel wisps of hair behaving wildly outside of my braid, some of them sticking to my face and neck. When I can see the light, playing off the subtleties in my musculature. When I can feel air filling my lungs and oxygen is coursing through my bloodstream, feeding my cells and my muscles are thriving because of this magical exchange and I realize I'm an intricately woven being. When I am deeply rooted, yet able to sway and I become a riverbed for my own sweat. It's an electric flow of energy. I imagine it's comparable to what a planet in orbit feels like..weightless but aware of its mass and magnetism. I feel beautiful in other ways and at other times, but as far as the most beautiful goes..there's nothing quite like the feeling I just described to you.

What are your feelings on polygamy? The same as my feelings on monogamy, really. I think that whatever feels right to people is acceptable for their own lives. The power of personal choice is a beautiful thing. If honesty and love are present, how can it be wrong? There is no right answer.

What are your feelings on polygamy?

The same as my feelings on monogamy, really. I think that whatever feels right to people is acceptable for their own lives. The power of personal choice is a beautiful thing. If honesty and love are present, how can it be wrong? There is no right answer.


Set V, 4/17/15.

Meet pussy cat- Otho

Meet pussy cat- Otho

Name- Leann | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word:- L: "Fickle" |  

Name- Leann | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word:- L: "Fickle" |  


Set IIII, 3/1/15.

Meet pussy cat- Yoshi

Meet pussy cat- Yoshi

Name- Elisa M. Franco | Sign-Sag | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word:- E: "Silly" |  

NameElisa M. Franco | Sign-Sag | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word:- E: "Silly" |  

Jaxx: What outdoor activities do you enjoy partaking in? E: "Photograph nature, swim, hike, bask in the sun." | Jaxx: Name three things in nature you find most beautiful. E: "The sound of water flowing down a small stream, geological formations that tell the age of the earth (like the Danxia landforms in China, or Dendrochronology), and the microscopic view of minerals aka the petrographic viewpoint." | 

Jaxx: What outdoor activities do you enjoy partaking in? E: "Photograph nature, swim, hike, bask in the sun." | Jaxx: Name three things in nature you find most beautiful. E: "The sound of water flowing down a small stream, geological formations that tell the age of the earth (like the Danxia landforms in China, or Dendrochronology), and the microscopic view of minerals aka the petrographic viewpoint." | 

Jaxx: What is your most favorite place on earth?- E: "Mom's kitchen." | Jaxx: What do you consider the most important event in your life right now?- E: "Embracing change (continual event)" | 

Jaxx: What is your most favorite place on earth?- E: "Mom's kitchen." | Jaxx: What do you consider the most important event in your life right now?- E: "Embracing change (continual event)" | 

Jaxx: When do you feel the most powerful?- E: "Surrounded by loved ones. "Powerful" is a subjective term, to me it connotates being at ease with yourself. Knowing who you are, and what's important to you, all the while being selfless and exuberating compassion for everyone. Being around my loved ones allows me to be free to be myself, which is when I feel the most powerful." |

Jaxx: When do you feel the most powerful?- E: "Surrounded by loved ones. "Powerful" is a subjective term, to me it connotates being at ease with yourself. Knowing who you are, and what's important to you, all the while being selfless and exuberating compassion for everyone. Being around my loved ones allows me to be free to be myself, which is when I feel the most powerful." |

Jaxx: What is the best/worst pick up line you've ever heard?- E: "No one ever really picks me up with pick up lines, I suppose it's always just a "Hi, how's it going" type of thing" | 

Jaxx: What is the best/worst pick up line you've ever heard?- E: "No one ever really picks me up with pick up lines, I suppose it's always just a "Hi, how's it going" type of thing" | 

Jaxx: What is one thing a woman should never do?- E: "A woman could do anything she wants. Anyone can do anything they want." |

Jaxx: What is one thing a woman should never do?- E: "A woman could do anything she wants. Anyone can do anything they want." |

Jaxx: What does the word pussy mean to you?- E: "Pussy" symbolizes revolutionary movements towards free speech. What used to have a negative and demeaning reference, now reflects the understanding that we are all human - humans without barriers restricting us to censors, stereotypes, or societal norms. It's a slap in normal's face, challenging the same people who built up these walls hiding the truth from us." | 

Jaxx: What does the word pussy mean to you?- E: "Pussy" symbolizes revolutionary movements towards free speech. What used to have a negative and demeaning reference, now reflects the understanding that we are all human - humans without barriers restricting us to censors, stereotypes, or societal norms. It's a slap in normal's face, challenging the same people who built up these walls hiding the truth from us." | 

Jaxx: If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would you be?- E: "Right now, somewhere warm. It's the middle of winter in New York and your girl has cabin fever!" | 

Jaxx: If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would you be?- E: "Right now, somewhere warm. It's the middle of winter in New York and your girl has cabin fever!" | 

Jaxx: You've been given access to a time machine. Where and when would you travel to?- E: "17th century. Anywhere where Johannes Vermeer is painting." | 

Jaxx: You've been given access to a time machine. Where and when would you travel to?- E: "17th century. Anywhere where Johannes Vermeer is painting." | 


Set III, 2/23/15.

Meet pussy cat- Dino

Meet pussy cat- Dino

Name- Briana | Sign-Scorpio | Motto- There's always room for dessert (also one of my four tattoos) | Jaxx: Describe the weirdest position you've found your cat napping in.- B: "In his cat hammock, on his back, paws in the air" | Jaxx: Best word that describes his personality.- B: "Mischievous" |

Name- Briana | Sign-Scorpio | Motto- There's always room for dessert (also one of my four tattoos) | Jaxx: Describe the weirdest position you've found your cat napping in.- B: "In his cat hammock, on his back, paws in the air" | Jaxx: Best word that describes his personality.- B: "Mischievous" |

Jaxx: What’s the most recent movie/book that you’ve seen/read this year?- B: "The Telling Room" | Jaxx: If you could invite four famous people to dinner, who would you choose? B: "Snoop Dogg, Aaron Paul, Chrissy Teigan, and Will Ferrell" | Jaxx: I'm inviting myself to that one!! //

Jaxx: What’s the most recent movie/book that you’ve seen/read this year?- B: "The Telling Room" | Jaxx: If you could invite four famous people to dinner, who would you choose? B: "Snoop Dogg, Aaron Paul, Chrissy Teigan, and Will Ferrell" | Jaxx: I'm inviting myself to that one!! //

Jaxx: Diamonds or pearls?- B: "Black diamonds" |

Jaxx: What is the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet them?- B: "Their smile" |

Jaxx: If you could change the meaning of the word Pussy in the dictionary what would it read?- B: "A cuddly cat / Slang for someone who might be tough on the outside but has a beautiful, kind heart on the inside." | 

Jaxx: If you could change the meaning of the word Pussy in the dictionary what would it read?- B: "A cuddly cat / Slang for someone who might be tough on the outside but has a beautiful, kind heart on the inside." | 

Jaxx: What movie deserves a sequel?- B: "Wreck It Ralph" |

Jaxx: What is your favorite kind of doughnut?- B: "I don’t discriminate, I love all doughnuts." |

Jaxx: How do you like to spend a rainy day?- B: "Making banana pancakes with my boyfriend then cuddling up with Dino watching TV. Then maybe drinking some beers and playing darts later at night." | Jaxx: If you could teach any grade and subject what would it be?- B: "Either a young art/graphic design class or a college level psychology course" |

Jaxx: How do you like to spend a rainy day?- B: "Making banana pancakes with my boyfriend then cuddling up with Dino watching TV. Then maybe drinking some beers and playing darts later at night." | Jaxx: If you could teach any grade and subject what would it be?- B: "Either a young art/graphic design class or a college level psychology course" |

Jaxx: Tell me about someone you really admire.- B: "My boyfriend, Scott. That probably sounds like a strange response for someone you admire but it's true. We are both really passionate about each other, about our crafts, about life- and we're both so supportive of each other. Seeing him work as hard as he does and become successful inspires me to keep giving my all. Especially knowing that at the end of the day, we always have each other." | Jaxx: Grabs tissues //

Jaxx: Tell me about someone you really admire.- B: "My boyfriend, Scott. That probably sounds like a strange response for someone you admire but it's true. We are both really passionate about each other, about our crafts, about life- and we're both so supportive of each other. Seeing him work as hard as he does and become successful inspires me to keep giving my all. Especially knowing that at the end of the day, we always have each other." | Jaxx: Grabs tissues //

Jaxx: Whats the last thing you bought?- B: "I found the best shop near my apartment and bought a new plant, a pig shaped cutting board, and a ring to add to my collection." |

Jaxx: Whats the last thing you bought?- B: "I found the best shop near my apartment and bought a new plant, a pig shaped cutting board, and a ring to add to my collection." |

Jaxx: What always makes you feel more confident?- B: "Exercising (specifically kickboxing, spin, boot camp, and running) always make me feel happier and more confident. Also, listening to music... good hair days... feeling successful in my career... and reading sweet cards/notes that I've received." |

Jaxx: What always makes you feel more confident?- B: "Exercising (specifically kickboxing, spin, boot camp, and running) always make me feel happier and more confident. Also, listening to music... good hair days... feeling successful in my career... and reading sweet cards/notes that I've received." |


Set II, 2/11/15.

Meet pussy cat- Boinger

Meet pussy catBoinger

Name- Danielle | Sign-The Ram. (Aries)  | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word- D: "goodatnapping" |

Name- Danielle | Sign-The Ram. (Aries)  | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word- D: "goodatnapping" |

Jaxx-What was one of your first moneymaking jobs? D: "Looking back it wasn’t much, but in the mid 2000’s I managed bands for a living. Having a salary for the first time in my life was definitely a game changer." | Jaxx-What is one of the worst jobs that you’ve ever had? D: "High school, working at a dry cleaners. Only fun thing was occasionally finding money or cool shit in people’s pockets." | Jaxx-How do you take your coffee? D: "Hot in winter, cold in summer. With almond milk or soy." |

Jaxx-What was one of your first moneymaking jobs? D: "Looking back it wasn’t much, but in the mid 2000’s I managed bands for a living. Having a salary for the first time in my life was definitely a game changer." | Jaxx-What is one of the worst jobs that you’ve ever had? D: "High school, working at a dry cleaners. Only fun thing was occasionally finding money or cool shit in people’s pockets." | Jaxx-How do you take your coffee? D: "Hot in winter, cold in summer. With almond milk or soy." |

Jaxx-Who is in your celebrity entourage?  D: "Jennifer Lawrence, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Chris Lilley." | Jaxx-Name all the kinds of trees in your yard right now.  D: "Ah…a question for the landscape designer. Ha! Lets see… there’s a crabapple out front.. multiple Sumacs, an Oak and Juniper out back." | Jaxx-Which way do you eat corn on the cob? D: "The typewriter way." |

Jaxx-Who is in your celebrity entourage?  D: "Jennifer Lawrence, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Chris Lilley." | Jaxx-Name all the kinds of trees in your yard right now.  D: "Ah…a question for the landscape designer. Ha! Lets see… there’s a crabapple out front.. multiple Sumacs, an Oak and Juniper out back." | Jaxx-Which way do you eat corn on the cob? D: "The typewriter way." |

Jaxx-When do you feel the most powerful? D: "Its rare that I don’t feel powerful. I’m putting myself through school for Landscape Design Architecture, working full time, and also working on design projects for my company Helix Green on the side.  I’ve got a full plate, but there’s power in knowing what you want, not depending on anyone else to get you there, and just going for it." | Jaxx-What does the word pussy mean to you? D: "I don’t know. Some people take offense to it. I used to cringe when I heard people using the word back in the day. I guess it really depends on the context it’s used in just like everything else… you know, like if people are joking around vs. using it in a hateful way. I’ll admit, i’m guilty of using the word. But I also call people ‘dicks’ ‘buttheads’ and ‘penises’ so…" | Jaxx-What would your super power be, if you had one? D: "Teleportation" |

Jaxx-When do you feel the most powerful? D: "Its rare that I don’t feel powerful. I’m putting myself through school for Landscape Design Architecture, working full time, and also working on design projects for my company Helix Green on the side.  I’ve got a full plate, but there’s power in knowing what you want, not depending on anyone else to get you there, and just going for it." | Jaxx-What does the word pussy mean to you? D: "I don’t know. Some people take offense to it. I used to cringe when I heard people using the word back in the day. I guess it really depends on the context it’s used in just like everything else… you know, like if people are joking around vs. using it in a hateful way. I’ll admit, i’m guilty of using the word. But I also call people ‘dicks’ ‘buttheads’ and ‘penises’ so…" | Jaxx-What would your super power be, if you had one? D: "Teleportation" |

Jaxx-What is your least favorite thing about humanity? D: "The immense amount of hatred some people can feel for others based solely on religious beliefs." | Jaxx-What song most describes your life right now? D: "Donna Summer ‘She Works Hard For The Money'" | Jaxx-What's the weirdest thing you've eaten? D: "I accidentally ate Tripe once. That was… uh... interesting."

Jaxx-What is your least favorite thing about humanity? D: "The immense amount of hatred some people can feel for others based solely on religious beliefs." | Jaxx-What song most describes your life right now? D: "Donna Summer ‘She Works Hard For The Money'" | Jaxx-What's the weirdest thing you've eaten? D: "I accidentally ate Tripe once. That was… uh... interesting."

Jaxx-Go to Karaoke Song? D: "Anything. As long as I can sing it in an Eddie Veddar voice." | Jaxx-What is “must see TV” for you? D: "Anything that involves Chris Lilley in any way shape, or form. Also, True Detective, Homeland, and Game of Thrones" | Jaxx-Who was your teen celebrity crush?  D: "Jesus. Definitely JTT. Jonathan Brandis (RIP) and who was that kid with the whale.. the Free Willy kid.. Yeah, him." | 

Jaxx-Go to Karaoke Song? D: "Anything. As long as I can sing it in an Eddie Veddar voice." | Jaxx-What is “must see TV” for you? D: "Anything that involves Chris Lilley in any way shape, or form. Also, True Detective, Homeland, and Game of Thrones" | Jaxx-Who was your teen celebrity crush?  D: "Jesus. Definitely JTT. Jonathan Brandis (RIP) and who was that kid with the whale.. the Free Willy kid.. Yeah, him." | 

Jaxx-How old were you and where were you when you had your first full on, tongue and all, kiss? D: "I’m gonna say 12 or 13, in a park next to the swim club in town." | Jaxx-What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike? D: "Haha, dude I worked in hospitality,  I have way too many. I’ll give you top three: Slow walkers, inpatient people who try to get your attention by obnoxiously waving at you from across the room while you have a pile full of dishes in your hands (note to you people: you will be ignored), and people who are way too nice. I’m very suspect of you." | Jaxx-What's your favorite material object that you already own? D: "I just moved, so i’m gonna have to say my new couch. Not gonna describe it cause I’m sure no one else cares. But yeah. It’s glorious."

Jaxx-How old were you and where were you when you had your first full on, tongue and all, kiss? D: "I’m gonna say 12 or 13, in a park next to the swim club in town." | Jaxx-What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike? D: "Haha, dude I worked in hospitality,  I have way too many. I’ll give you top three: Slow walkers, inpatient people who try to get your attention by obnoxiously waving at you from across the room while you have a pile full of dishes in your hands (note to you people: you will be ignored), and people who are way too nice. I’m very suspect of you." | Jaxx-What's your favorite material object that you already own? D: "I just moved, so i’m gonna have to say my new couch. Not gonna describe it cause I’m sure no one else cares. But yeah. It’s glorious."


Set I, 2/4/15.

Meet pussy cat- Cooper

Meet pussy catCooper

Name- Jen Morrow // @jmeowww // birdiecooks.com | Sign- Cancer/Leo cusp | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word- Jen: "Cute-trap" |

Name- Jen Morrow // @jmeowww // birdiecooks.com | Sign- Cancer/Leo cusp | Jaxx: Describe your cat in one word- Jen: "Cute-trap" |

Jaxx: What's your go to karaoke song- Jen: "Hit me with your best shot" by Pat Benatar | Jaxx: Who was your celebrity crush when you were a teen- Jen:  "This is really embarrassing but it's a cartoon character, Jane's older brother Trent from Daria." |

Jaxx: What's your go to karaoke song- Jen: "Hit me with your best shot" by Pat Benatar | Jaxx: Who was your celebrity crush when you were a teen- Jen:  "This is really embarrassing but it's a cartoon character, Jane's older brother Trent from Daria." |

Jaxx: How old were you and where were you when you had your first full on, tongue and all, kiss?- Jen: "I was thirteen. I had just seen this gorgeous guy on the beach while I was staying at my grandma's house on LBI. Mutual friends introduced us and we met up as a group later that night and walked around downtown Beach Haven until the shops closed. We all headed up to the beach and John pulled me aside and told me how pretty and funny I was. Then we sat in the sand and had the most amazing make out a girl could ever have for her first time." |

Jaxx: How old were you and where were you when you had your first full on, tongue and all, kiss?- Jen: "I was thirteen. I had just seen this gorgeous guy on the beach while I was staying at my grandma's house on LBI. Mutual friends introduced us and we met up as a group later that night and walked around downtown Beach Haven until the shops closed. We all headed up to the beach and John pulled me aside and told me how pretty and funny I was. Then we sat in the sand and had the most amazing make out a girl could ever have for her first time." |

Jaxx: What is one of the worst jobs that you’ve ever had?- Jen: "'Cocktailing' at the shittiest strip club in Toms River. I worked there for one night and made $27. They didn't serve any alcohol since it was a bottomless joint, but I'll tell you this - almost every guy who went into the VIP room went in with a full glass of milk." |

Jaxx: What is one of the worst jobs that you’ve ever had?- Jen: "'Cocktailing' at the shittiest strip club in Toms River. I worked there for one night and made $27. They didn't serve any alcohol since it was a bottomless joint, but I'll tell you this - almost every guy who went into the VIP room went in with a full glass of milk." |

Jaxx: What is “must see TV” for you?- Jen: "Anything where overly made up, wealthy, middle aged women get drunk and offend each other." | Jaxx: What is one thing you can always be found with?- Jen: "Insulin." | Jaxx: How do you take your coffee?- Jen: "Light and sweet. Milk and two Splendas." |

Jaxx: What is “must see TV” for you?- Jen: "Anything where overly made up, wealthy, middle aged women get drunk and offend each other." | Jaxx: What is one thing you can always be found with?- Jen: "Insulin." | Jaxx: How do you take your coffee?- Jen: "Light and sweet. Milk and two Splendas." |

Jaxx: Which way do you eat corn on the cob?- Jen: "Mexican street style." | Jaxx: If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?- Jen: "Arrested Development." |

Jaxx: Which way do you eat corn on the cob?- Jen: "Mexican street style." | Jaxx: If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?- Jen: "Arrested Development." |

Jaxx: N'Sync or Backstreet Boys?- Jen: "N'Sync." | Jaxx: What Spice Girl was your spirit animal growing up?- Jen: "I'd love to say Sexy Spice, but really I've always had a thing for Posh." | Jaxx: Do you remember the first CD you ever bought? What was it? Jen: "Green Day - Dookie" |

Jaxx: N'Sync or Backstreet Boys?- Jen: "N'Sync." | Jaxx: What Spice Girl was your spirit animal growing up?- Jen: "I'd love to say Sexy Spice, but really I've always had a thing for Posh." | Jaxx: Do you remember the first CD you ever bought? What was it? Jen: "Green Day - Dookie" |