ADVENTURES IN PARADISE... ARCHIVED REFLECTIONS 2012
Adventure And Me... We Go Way Back! I am enjoying moments of BLISS on every level.
Feels good for things to come FULL CIRCLE, reconnecting with people you LOVE and connecting with people who you are enjoying getting to know better. Loving My Life! Myself along with a few other Pioneers of Online Magazines between years of 2000- 2005 ushered in a new way of Publishing and we never looked back on the many adversities that came our way. From Chicago's Nia Online who did a very successful run for 11 years 2000-2011, 1021Online.com by yours truly 2001 and a few others that are no longer online we are the first to bring the Online Magazine concept to the World Wide Web as Women of Color. By the year 1999, I had been a Published writer for 7 years. Like many writer's, magazine readers, enthusiast, I was inspired by many Publisher's, Magazines and Newspapers too numerous to name. With my freelance gigs doing well, response from a diverse demographic on my writings, wanting my work to be less edited to death because of my 'edge/passions' on a particular subject, researching the latest in technology I felt I could launch a magazine ONLINE. I would create with a diverse feel, with my signature edge- maintaining respect to the written word/integrity.
I had no thoughts of trying to start up a PRINTED magazine. I was familiar with the overhead cost and competitive nature going up against giants. I was currently making awesome money in the Banking/Finance World with a demanding career in Stocks, Annuities so for a year I did my research wondering how could I find time to juggle a Full-Time, have a social life and start up a ONLINE MAGAZINE. In 2000 when NIA came on the scene, as a supporter and online subscriber, I felt the 'Girl This Is Your Moment'.
I sought meetings with Power Player Publisher's in Publishing 50 years plus, shared some of my vision and they gave me no Rose Colored Glasses Conversations- thus letting me know to go forward with my Vision. No matter how meticulous you think you are, I am telling you NOTHING prepares you for the launch. After Designing ( BMC is Moi ), I found an awesome Hosting Company who I am still with today after a DECADE - also IMPRESSIVE but I call it BLESSED and FAVORED. I launched a Pre-Edition to feel the response of my work in 2001 called the 'Holiday Edition' which I have framed after printing edition. Every ONLINE Publisher will NEVER forget the moment their FIRST EDITION went LIVE. The feeling for me.... was like an OBE, Out of Body Experience. That moment I became Publisher Bebe Davis.
It all felt right being 'Revolutionary' as many people call it, even though I didn't start the Online Magazine for this characterization or any titles. I was a Woman of Color on a endless journey creating, reaching millions through my Publication using various forms of communication. Forever I am about knowledge, wisdom, grounded, surrounded by people who truly want the best for me. I'm Conscious enough to know when no one is around I have myself and the Most High forever of me. I am a Woman of Reflection, also knowing to this very day there is a RESPONSIBILITY in being the bearer of content happening in the world of 'Sensitive', 'Explosive' events. The challenge is to always be UNBIASED more than not. You pull yourself together along with your Contributing Staff when there comes moments of people, moments of events in the immediate too much to comprehend that you report on that just breaks you down. You must rise.
REFLECTIONS... I continue to reflect about my decade as a Publisher....
As Online Magazine Pioneers we were not blogs, our platform, our missions were clear.
We treated each edition similar to a printed magazine, updating content monthly,
bi-monthly and more. Updating weekly or daily has become a part of some online mags style, that is okay too. Uniqueness is what sustains you. In the earlier days where there were less Online Magazines, we were unique from each other, supportive and we quickly rivaled many printed magazines that were not online at the time who looked at what we created as a passing phase. Not everyone but there were some. Advertisers soon wanted in on what we created and then came the ad boutiques available for online Publishers. As Publisher's we took on various issues more taboo than print -reaching people globally, more instantaneously than print. As new Publisher's we took on other roles as writer, copy editor more as we built our staff of contributor's and our respective brands. As a published writer for 20 plus years, those moments -PRICELESS.
A Pioneer's Reflection...
As we grew, we were solidifying our readership, supporters and sponsors. By the year 2004 more online magazine's came on the scene and printed magazines were gaining exposure with an online presence. I also want to show love to another online magazine who came after me out of Chicago. The year was 2004, Publisher, Editorial Director Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth of Bahiyah Woman Magazine. One of the things I loved about her online magazine was the similarity of being an author yet having a unique presence from myself and Nia Online. I had CASHMERE the online story of Five Women of Color similar to Sex And The City vibe with a huge following and Hollingsworth had BROWNSTONE. Hollingsworth still writes and I hope there is a revival of Bahiyah Mag. If not she still deserves these roses. From online magazines, printed magazines creating an online presence, the pioneers of blogs who are amazing and unique, social networking, having the online presence is a very necessary platform in today's society. Proud to have showcased diverse artist over the years, attend various events, interview celebrities, give opportunity to writers, photographers, give inspiration to others I know and may never know/meet. The decade has been so surreal. Truly Bebe is so blessed beyond... measure.
My life is not an OPEN BOOK but what I have revealed over the years, my approach to the public, my honesty of shared events that has happened to me as Publisher/Pioneer is unconventional than many. True Pioneers are thus because they are unconventional.
DAYS IN THE LIFE OF A PUBLISHER PIONEER: Other Online Publisher's who came after Nia Online and 1021 have made claims in interviews on how they started their Online Magazines due to the lack of Online Presences targeting Women of Color and thus I call this 'Selective Memory' or not being well versed on the line of business history you represent. You don't have to be inspired by someone's work but know the history so that you don't sound as if you dont know Online Publishing History especially coming from Women of Color who became Online Publisher's/Founders when the history of our existence and when I say OUR I mean everyone NOW who is a part of the online mag family male and female hasn't been that long.
Truly it is an honor to be a Publisher. Reflection is good but the PRESENT, I am here.
HELLO THERE 45, FEBRUARY 27
I continue to grow in the flow of life. I am active in tennis, volleyball, gaming, fitness, spa/sauna/steaming, eating consciously well. Indulgences in moderation, spiritual strengthening, travel adventures, daily doses of LAUGHTER. I have around me DEEP CONNECTION of loved ones on various levels, platonic, romantic more -- Loving me, myself I, flaws and all. I have no regrets on how I live my life. No regrets of those who share or have shared in the many Adventures In Paradise Life Moments. Blessed Wisdom is a part of my life. I look forward to creating more Adventure Moments. The Eternal FieryEarthchild says: Hello there 45! Divah Dah'VIS Rendezvous Month Shall ROCK! lol
Imperfectly Perfect and BLESSED giving love to the Most High Always and Forever!
LE REFLECTIONS... ALWAYS ENJOY THE JOURNEY... NEVER BE CYNICAL WHEN IT
COMES TO LOVE... AND REMEMBER... TO SELF-LOVE. Stay forever in Bliss!
Our Motto: Limitless & Timeless, 2002-2016. Thank you for visiting LOVES!
-BEBE DAVIS, Publisher/Founder 1021Online.com Since 2002
©2002-2016 DiSuer Holdings LLC 1021Online.com All Rights Reserved
AHEAD TO THE PAST......
Publisher Gone Rogue... ARCHIVED REFLECTIONS FROM YEAR 2012...
Provacative natured coverage I've never shyed away from with 1021 and other media moments.
It is just not who I am. In my conversations with others I know, even in a setting with total strangers, provacative natured conversations have always been Bebe's 'moth to a flame' moment in good taste.
I like connecting with my audience on the Stage Of Life I created, others have created as Media Professionals and through everyday life --The Ultimate Life Stage. As a Publisher many in the Publisher genre when it comes to connecting with the audience, less of stellar situations and experiences is understood not to be shared. Sharing thoughts of heightened subject/situations or event happenings other than your own is acceptable. Totally I am not on the mode of 'pointing fingers' but I like deep connection. There is a time and a place for everything. For myself I accept being seen as someone truly perfectly imperfect - because I am. Publisher Gone Rouge! Conscious NOT Deceptive. Pioneer Rouge Flair to be clear. This is what some close ones call me. Yes I've shared over the course of 14 years as Publisher very deep moments not all stellar. NO REGRETS. Playing it safe to visitor's on subjects of popularity, event happenings that dominate headlines only might work for some but for me, not always. Beliefs should never be compromised on how you make your moves on being candid. Whatever I may share deeply, I OWN THOSE MOMENTS.
Publisher Gone Rogue, I will take that title. It has been more effective for me. It has connected me in deep ways to visitor's of 1021 and those I meet in other various settings. I've been exposed to much in my 45 years because of the adventurous and passionate nature of myself. These things about me were encouraged first in the home and in my many life choices. Those I met along the way also made my adventures very rich, very telling. Playing it safe is not who I am when it came and when it comes to my personal/professional life and importantly connecting with people. Being a Media Professional I don't take it for granted. I put myself out here more with some of my personal moments because of my perfectfly imperfect nature. I embrace that and the choice to do it has connected me with people who trust me. They see someone who has gone through things just as they. It's a moving moment. Though to some it may seem all 'open book' it really isn't. I've opened my Life Book enough to show others, I am not about just reporting on life's ups and downs. I am a part of it too. Life's journey is waiting on all of us. Never stop that flow. Rogue Publisher, I am very okay with that - As a Conscious Woman.
Publisher Gone Rogue -BEBE 2016
The Talk Show, The Magazine, Online Pioneer, We're 1021Online.com!
DIVAH DAH'VIS BIRTHDAY Rendezvous SEASON COMES FOR 2016!
HAPPIEST 45TH BIRTHDAY TO LADY BEBE! FEBRUARY 27TH!
MUSE,Romantic,Adventurous One,Curator Of Artistic Expression
NEVER A Foregone Conclusion... MYSTERIOUS WHILE OPEN IS SHE...
ONE LOVE TO ALL THE PISCES ALL OVER THE WORLD!
DIVAH DAH'VIS BIRTHDAY Rendezvous SEASON... 2/19-3/20
PISCES SEASON! BEST ZODIAC SEASON EVER! FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20
BEBE... MYSTERIOUS WHILE OPEN... As With Other Pisces Women...
Anais Nin,Erykah Badu, Amel Larrieux,Jhene Aiko,K Michelle,
Chilli,Jasmine Guy,FeFe Dobson,Corrine Bailey Rae,Irene Cara,
Letoya Luckett,Nancy Wilson,Nina Simone,Cindy Crawford
Marian Anderson 27th, Elizbeth Taylor 27th,Drew Barrymore,
Kat Von D,Liyah Kebede,Liza Minelli,Jean Harlow,Queen Latifah,
Rihanna,Vanessa L Williams,Wanda Sykes,Sharon Stone,Rachel Weisz
Veronica Webb,Carrie Underwood,Jessica Biel,Bernadette Peters more
LADY BEBE DAVIS, Publisher/Founder 1021Online
FIRST LADY OF 1021 MAGAZINE!
HAPPIEST 45TH BIRTHDAY LADY!February 27th!
Woman Of Service, Inspiring And Empowering...
Woman Of Faith, Passion, Being Inspired And Empowered...
WE LOVE YOU BEBE! ~ THE EDITORS 1021 Magazine
LADY BEBE DAVIS
BEBE... Lover Of Nin Written Works 25+ years
Art & Life, Mind Body Spirit Soul, Au Naturally
LOVER OF THE WRITTEN WORD
MIND BODY SPIRIT AND SOUL
HAPPIEST 45TH BIRTHDAY LADY!
'SUNSHINE EYES', Call Her Sunshine! Hey Sunshine!
She May Respond ... HEY SHUGAH!
Unforgettable One With A Sunny Disposition....Bebe Davis
-1021 MEDIA GROUP 2016
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
I am attracted by unconventionality. I dont really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.
I am like a snake who has already bitten. I retreat from a direct battle while knowing the slow effect of the poison.-Anaïs Nin
To live only one aspect or one side of the personality is like using only one sense, and the others become atrophied. There is greatness only in fulfillment, in the fullness of awakening.-Anaïs Nin
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.-Anaïs Nin
The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy. -Anaïs Nin
The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.
Experience teaches acceptance of the imperfect as life. -Anaïs Nin
If I have loved you, it is because we have shared the same imaginings, the same madness, the same stage.-Anaïs Nin
Anaïs Nin — 'There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don't work.'-Anaïs Nin
I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.
You dont find love, it finds you. It s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.
Love is the axis and breath of my life.
What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.
Women In Media... Very Necessary.
Those Of Us Who Are The GATEKEEPERS
To Creative Expression, Truly We Are Suppose To Be SIGNATURE FROM EACH OTHER, Yet The LOVE FOR CREATION, CONTENT, SHOWCASES in various forms... UNITE US for we want the BEST OF OUR WORK... Given To The SANDS OF TIME. I Love My Sisters In Media In A Way That Surpasses Our Race, Our Backgrounds, Surpasses Exactly How We Do Things Uniquely.
Integrity Involved... Together We Represent Well.
.CIGARA ST CISTAR *COMING SOON*
.1021'S FOUNDER | PUBLISHER