I’ve been talking with photographer Heba Salama for years now about scheduling a headshot. I put it off for ages, but when a recent article couldn’t be published with last year’s car selfie, I had no chance but follow through. Making the call was tough for this camera fearing subject. A mixture [...]
I’m nostalgic about the VMAs.
Probably because I’m of the first generation of MTV’ers when music videos were so new that the few that had been made were on constant repeat, mixed in with old footage of live bands, many of whom didn’t have the “look” to be popular in the [...]
The best hats I ever saw were at London’s Design Museum installation in 2002. Entitled, “When Phillip Met Isabella,” it documented the work between genius hat maker Phillip Treacy, and his muse Isabella Blow.
The hats, so grand, weird and wonderful – what I’d give to be so talented and inspired! [...]
For as much as I love art, color and design, I’m hopeless when it comes to interiors.
I’m not really sure why I’m so hopeless, except that unlike clothing that can be easily changed, the permanence of a painted wall or an upholstered chair is too much pressure for someone with my [...]
Growing up in San Francisco I had plenty of opportunity to shop vintage.
South of Market to Haight to an occasional trip to Berkeley, I’d pick through vast racks of pre-worn clothes.
I was terrible at it.
In all those years I only found one pair of hand-painted, seventies platforms with [...]
Here’s the thing about writing.
It has to be organic in order to get to the next piece that might or might not be the one that connects you to the world, but will always connect you to yourself.
I wished I hadn’t needed to write what I did yesterday, but [...]
This has been a week for the record books in terms of drama that you take to your mama.
My poor mother fielded many calls in the midst of the drama, as had my sister and sister cousin (during work hours), and my circle of friends when the anxiety peaked so [...]
For the first time in my life I understand what it feels like to be a woman classified as difficult, when if I was a man I’d be considered tough.
Thanks to pranayama (yoga breathing), my roar has softened.
But my fire might not be gone until sleep.
I was [...]
Last night via DVR my mother and I tuned into the special shortened season of The Big C, Hereafter; the new post script indicating the story’s coming end.
The dramedy, which has followed Cathy Jamison through her melanoma diagnosis (and all the ups and downs associated with such) charged into its first [...]
Earlier this week I signed up to participate in a webinar with Jon Morrow, editor at CopyBlogger.com.
Lured in by the title, How to Make $500+ Per Post, I sat outside my back door while the kids played in the yard. Half watching, but listening and learning, I took copious notes.
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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