Danny Ximo recalls that it all began in Sag Harbor back in 2008.
The location was The Cigar Bar on Main Street, the occasion was Halloween and the impetus was Arlene Furer, the owner of the place, who suggested that Ximo, who she knew was a performer, dress up in drag and put on a show. “She had the idea of doing something different and inspired me to create Raffa,” Ximo said in a recent interview, referring to his first feminine persona. “She was the one with the idea — the fairy godmother of the show.”
Until this long and COVID-y winter is finally over, you are cordially invited to an environmental film festival located right here on your own couch. And since there are so many great documentaries made about the planet, and you’re so busy (doing what exactly, I’m not sure), I’ve tried to select the best of the best.
“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right,” said Ina May Gaskin, considered the mother of modern midwifery. Doula Melissa Mapes Miller takes those words to heart with her business, Living Wild on Long Island.