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Toni Tails
CEO of ToniTails.com | Published Author & Illustrator| Body Positive Graphic Artist | Autism Mama | Survivor of Child Sex Abuse | PTSD ADHD Queer Babe | she/her

Humor, Art, Marketing

The results point out how ridiculous they are

“Visual artist, Eli Rezkallah, created a striking series of photographs called In A Parallel Universe. In the series, Rezkallah explores the absurdity of sexist vintage ads by reversing gender roles.


A collection of 10 illustrated love haikus

I’m Falling for You by Toni Tails

I’m Fall-ing for you

Acorn-y line, but it’s true!

Be-leaf I love you


Grief

A poem

A tolling
A bell
A ring
Echoes in my hell
Her words the bricks
The cage
The noose
The belt
Dissolve in my belly
Secrete from my pores
I wait
I forget
I sleep…


Entertainment, Art

Bob Ross; Greed and Betrayal on Netflix has audiences shook

The trailer zooms out on a black and white photo of Bob Ross over a creepy soundtrack. The voice of Steve Ross, Bob’s son, says, “I’ve been wanting to get this story out for all these years…”

This ominous trailer for Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed left fans of the artist reeling. Did our poofy-headed happy little painter really harbor dark secrets?

You’ll Love Him Even More

Documentary director, Joshua Rofé, assures us we’ve got it all wrong. “Whenever I tell friends or colleagues that I’m making a doc about Bob Ross, because they know my work and they know it’s usually pretty…


Relationships, Love

It’s complicated, frustrating, and rewarding

I’ve been poly for over 20 years. I thought I had this thing down! Then I entered into a closed three-way relationship. This is when I discovered that — much like Jon Snow — I knew nothing!

“Polyamory refers to the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one person, with the informed consent of all people involved. ” — Kesiena Boom, M.S.

Rules

There are no specific 'rules' that all triads follow," Schneider says. As a unit, the three people must decide what approach they want to take and what dynamics feel good to them in terms…


Entertainment

I’m so relieved that this live action version won’t be white-washed!

“Authenticity is what keeps us going, both in front of the camera and behind it, which is why we’ve assembled a team unlike any seen before — a group of talented and passionate artists who are working around the clock to bring this rich and incredibly beautiful world to life.

It also wasn’t lost on me that this was a world that drew from Asian cultures and legend, which is a rarity to this day and something I appreciated as an Asian American father. That my daughter was able to see characters who looked like her on screen was more…


Charity

I was homeless and learned some things

Photo created by 8photo

My family was homeless for over a year. I quickly discovered that homeless life was all about trying to survive one day at a time.

Many people want to help homeless folks but aren’t sure where to begin. Below, I listed the things that helped us get through the days and nights. If you can provide any of these to an unhoused person, you will increase their chances of surviving the ordeal.

1. A Working Vehicle

My family lived in an old van. It gave us a way to get around and a place to sleep.

If at all feasible, providing a working vehicle…


My family and I were homeless for a year before the pandemic hit. The reason we were homeless was because something awful happened within our family. The stress was unbelievable.

We had three special-needs kids, and I was the only one able to provide for my family. Trying to keep everything going everyday was mechanical. Living in hotels was expensive and no money could be saved to get into a new place. We ended up living in our van so we could save money.

When we finally got into our apartment, there was a feeling of elation that quickly became deflation.

This last year of Trump, isolation, losing friends to Covid-19, being afraid of Covid-19 taking my family, and the crazy political unrest everywhere is now finally beginning to transform into something good.

And it feels just like when my family got our place.

I am mentally and emotionally exhausted.

Toni Tails

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