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Lisa Cullen

What Is Your Power Color?

What Is Your Power Color?

The power of color is both emotional and psychological. Color can effect your mood, behavior and thoughts. A certain color has the ability to soothe or to agitate, motivate, empower and heal. "Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body."  -Wassily Kandinski What is your favorite color? Do you know why you are drawn to it? Throughout history, color has been used to heal via light therapy, or chromotherapy and is still used today by alternative practitioners. Color, of course, is used in design and advertising....

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Lisa Cullen

True Colors

True Colors

Winter Fashion Week in NYC, the Met Gala in May and the museum's current exhibit - Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination - have had me thinking a lot about what it means to get dressed. How do we present ourselves to the world? Do we just throw something on? Do we purposefully create an outfit, mindful of style? How does the way we present ourselves through clothing and accessories reflect how we feel on an emotional level?  What is your connection to fashion? Does fashion matter to you? Do you pay attention to trends? Is it an art form?...

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Lisa Cullen

Ahead of Her Time

Ahead of Her Time

Lorraine Hansberry was an African-American playwright and author, and the first black female writer to have a play performed on Broadway. She is best known for the Broadway smash hit, A Raisin in the Sun, which she wrote in 1959 on the cusp of the civil rights movement. Lorraine Hansberry was also an activist. A Raisin in the Sun shines a light on the lives of black Americans living in segregated neighborhoods in Chicago. When she moved from Chicago to NYC, her work continued to tell the story of the struggle for equality.  Hansberry, in her role as a writer,...

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Lisa Cullen

Batter Up!

Batter Up!

Baseball fans celebrated Major League Baseball's Opening Day just two days ago. Major league baseball is the oldest of four major professional sports leagues in the U.S. and Canada. And of course, baseball is our national pastime. Like so much in our culture, baseball has always been considered a male sport, but did you know that women athletes began competing with men, sometimes playing on the same teams, in bygone, semi-pro leagues? One of the most famous female ball players is someone you probably never heard of: Jackie Mitchell, a multi-sport athlete, who appeared on the mound in 1931. Mitchell...

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