on Acting, Activism, and Life

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Photo courtesy of bluephotonyc

Nick Mathews is an actor who was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He studied at Rutgers University and the William Esper School of acting before advancing his education with Masterclasses at Beverly Hills Playhouse East.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Nick back in the summer of 2019. Since then, he has been extremely busy with acting and activism. His movie, An Imperfect Murder, was released on Netflix, January 13th, 2021. An Imperfect Murder is a psychological thriller where Nick Mathews’ character, Sal, plays the abusive ex-boyfriend to his co-star Sienna Miller’s character. …


How Witchcraft saved his life

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Photo by Charlie Dey

I truly believe that everyone has a story. When I came across Charlie on Instagram, I knew there was a story behind those beautiful green eyes. Charlie, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What was your childhood like?

I was born in Guam where my father was stationed in the US Navy. It was my father, mother, older sister, and I. We moved to California when I was two and then moved to the small town of Odessa, Florida when I was 10. I was raised in a southern military family, where we lived on an acre of land with an orange grove and garden. Moving to Florida, we were around my dad’s family a lot, my sister and I learned the ropes of what it is to be southern real fast. …


#fadylous

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Photo Courtesy of Villabelmara

International model and actor Fady Zablouk is burning up the screen and runways with his exotic look. Fady has acted in commercials, music videos and done voice-over work. I reached out to Fady to ask him a little about his passion and life. He was so nice to sit down and have a chat with me.

Can you tell us a little about yourself? How did you get started in modeling and acting?

In 2006 I moved from Iraq to India after the American war to do my Masters in IT. One day an agency came to our university campus in Delhi looking for new models for a fashion show. I went with a friend of mine to audition and we both got selected for the show. My very first runway and first photo-shoot was in Delhi. In 2009 I graduated and decided to move back to the Middle East and this time to Lebanon to see my family. I met my parent’s friend, who is an agent and offered me work on TV and I said sure. She took me to the studio and took some new photos of me and the very next day she started booking me and I was on seven channels within three months. After a short time, my visa ended so I had to leave Lebanon. I was disappointed because I thought this was the end of my modeling career. I moved next to Jordan and decided to get a visa to move to Canada. I worked for LG as an IT administrator waiting for my visa. In 2012 I got my visa and moved to Toronto, and just like any other immigrant was trying to find a job in my field but no one will hire me because I had no Canadian Experience. I landed a modeling job to make some money until something else comes up. I got a job with Bank of Montreal and I was part-time at the beginning and modeling on the side but when I became a full-time BMO employee I could not do much modeling and was missing it big time. I decided to take a risk and quit BMO and do modeling full time and here it starts in 2015 when I flipped my life upside down and since then been modeling and acting full time. …


Photographer and Documentary Film Maker

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Photography Courtesy of Nash Moreno

Do you know that feeling when you are scrolling through Instagram, or you stumble upon a website of beautiful images and it just pulls you in? Well, that is what happened when I came across Nash Moreno’s article in Edible San Luis Obispo. He has an eye for capturing the true essence of the North West. Here is his story.

Nash, can you tell me a little about yourself?

Hey Malcolm, thank you so much for reaching out!

A little about myself… I was born and raised in Santa Maria CA. The firstborn son of two immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico. Growing up I was always learning and striving to experience new things. The History, Discovery and Animal Planet channels raised me while my parents worked to provide my siblings and me a comfortable life. …


One Man’s Journey

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Photo Courtesy of Steve Drewitz

While scrolling through Steve’s Instagram you notice three things. His dog is so cute, Steve is always smiling, and there are many positive quotes. People who have a passion for positivity draw me in. I had to reach out to Steve to find out more about him.

Steve, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am 29 years old and live in Chemnitz. It is a rather small city in the east of Germany. After graduating from high school, I trained as a restaurant specialist because gastronomy is my passion. That’s why I’m currently working full-time in a restaurant in my hometown. …


Burning up Instagram

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Courtesy of Scott Frenzel

One day while surfing around on YouTube I came across this amazing rendition of ‘Time After Time,’ sung by this guy named Scott Frenzel. His voice was beautiful and his style soothing. I had to find out who this guy was.

Can you tell us a little about who is Scott Frenzel?

I am an LGBT+ influencer on YouTube, Twitter, but mostly on Instagram. I’m known for doing fun, flirty & uplifting blog posts and comedy videos. I grew up in Cincinnati, OH and moved to Nashville for school. …


Helping Gay Men Tap Into Their Erotic Energy

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Photo Courtesy of Adam Nicholson

I can’t really remember how I stumbled across Adam’s website, but when I did it drew me in. In reading through his site, I felt like Adam already knew me. Being intuitive, I tend to read other people’s energy, and even though Adam and I have never met, I feel a strong positive energy from Adam.

I decided to reach out and get to know Adam a little better.

Adam, can you tell our readers what exactly do you do?

I help gay men use erotic energy to more easily navigate through choices of pleasure and suffering so they can create new realities for themselves filled with satisfaction and fulfillment.

This work comes through in many ways depending on where you are, where I am, and where we are both have the capacity to go. …


By Author Chris Rimell

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Photo Courtesy of Chris Rimell

I got connected with Chris through the Medium platform where I post many of my interviews. He had made a post on mental illness and I fell in love with his writing. That is when I reached out and we started a long-distance dialogue about writing. Over that time I got to know Chris and he told me of his new book Untold History that he just published. This post is about Chris, his writing and his new book.

Chris, can you tell us a little about yourself? When did you first start writing?

I grew up in Birmingham, England, and now live in Yorkshire with my husband (the artist Bruce Rimell) and our two rescue cats. I’ve dreamt about being a writer for a long time, but I’ve done a couple of different jobs over the years. I’ve worked in IT support for a time, but I’m passionate about helping people so when I got the opportunity to help my colleagues through difficult employment issues, I jumped at the chance. I’m now a fulltime union officer — which for anyone unfamiliar, is pretty much an independent employee advocate. …


Talks about her time on the Great British Baking Show

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Photo courtesy of Rosie Brandreth-Poynter

I have been fascinated with the Great British Baking show ever since the first season hit Netflix. It differs from American baking shows which is what drew me in. There was no drama, you saw bakers helping their fellow bakers, hugs, and a genuine heart for one another.

This last season my husband and I had many favorites. One of them being Rosie Brandreth-Poynter. I got to chat with Rosie briefly about her life and time on the Great British Baking Show.

Rosie, can you tell us a little about yourself?

Raised in Oxfordshire, I then studied at Cambridge University before settling to work as a veterinary surgeon (veterinarian) in the south, working with horses, dogs, and cats. I was a keen baker as a child, had a brief interlude while at university (where cooking facilities comprised of a toaster, microwave, and kettle!) and then began baking again in my clinical years (post-grad). We made lots of animal-themed birthday cakes, some a lot better than others, including a life-size python cake for one of my housemates. …


Model, Writer, Director, Actor, and Heartthrob…

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Photo Courtesy of Max Emerson

I got to know Max’s work from his YouTube Channel Maxisms. It is a collection of sexy, funny, informative, short videos from the multi-talented Max Emerson. Max has also stared in Glee, Eastsiders, and The Real O’’Neals to name a few.

In doing some more digging I discovered Hooked, the movie he wrote and directed. Hooked is about a homeless teenage prostitute named Jack, who battles through a violent world of reckless johns between New York City and Miami, desperately seeking a better life with his boyfriend Tom.

I decided to reach out to Max and he took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about his life and his movie Hooked.

About

Malcolm Jon

Photographer/writer. I believe that everyone has a story and I want to share that story with the world. Married to the best man in the world.

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