Captain’s Log, Star Date 080613
Who’s with me?
I’m writing today about inspiration and influence, how our early experiences shape who we are today, for better or for worse.
What does Star Trek have to do with anything you ask? And I answer “Uhura.”
She was strong, beautiful, smart, and sexy too. What a role model!
I lived in a TV free home as a kid, but my afternoons at my best friend Tiffany’s house watching Star Trek were precious to me.
I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, a sleepy surf town without much diversity in the early 80s. If you weren’t suntanned and sun-bleached blonde, you didn’t fit – Star Trek opened my eyes to seeing beauty in a-typical places; curvy Uhura, stern Vulcans, fierce Klingons, and let’s not forget Kirk’s green ladies.
I also really enjoyed Lynda Carter's version of Wonder Woman. Doubtless that little waist of hers made an impression on my developing mind. Again, beautiful, strong, and fierce as can be, fighting for justice.
As I’ve developed Dark Garden and our approach to our clients it’s been incredibly important to me that every one of them feel welcome and beautiful. Whether you’re a badass surfer chick, delicate spooky girl, fierce earth momma, gender-neutral crusader, manly bear of a man, hardworking 9 to 5er, soccer mom, or Burner, you are more than welcome to visit Dark Garden and explore your flavor of beauty with us.
photos Joel Aron
We’ve just launched a new website and I hope you’ll find a model with whom you resonate. If not – keep visiting. More pictures are on their way!