Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Bill and Ed Bohannon-Dobski

By : Marianella Falbo
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“Trixie, what do you want for 2018?” That is the question that started it all for Bill and Ed Bohannon-Dobski.

Bill was watching his Facebook friend’s live video on New Year’s Eve 2017. In the video, Ed was asked that very question and his response was “a boyfriend would be nice.”

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07.11.19 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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In 1905, Sigmund Freud coined the term “childhood amnesia.” It describes the inability of adults to recall our earliest memories, a phenomenon that psychologists continue to research today.

One study found that few adults can remember anything that happened in our lives before the age of three—go on, try it—and determined that memories begin fading at age seven. Research has also shown that emotions play a role in storing our memories and that at a certain age our experiences become more meaningful to us, leading to stronger recall.

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11.15.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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There are a few things people tend to figure out about me rather quickly, whether they get to know me well or only casually.

The first is that I’m into politics. Voting is rad, even more so when it’s done in the name of equality and every vote is counted. Second, I have a totally normal love and appreciation for (read: obsession with) Disney, particularly “The Little Mermaid.” I mean, how many wonders can one movie hold?

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Ginger Minj dishes on drag and bringing ‘Crossdresser for Christ’ to Florida

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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“There’s no accounting for people’s taste,” Orlando-based entertainer Joshua Eads, known worldwide as drag performer Ginger Minj, jokes about his years of post “RuPaul’s Drag Race” success. “It’s gotten crazy. Every year gets crazier.” After finishing the popular drag competition’s seventh season as a finalist and sashaying onto its “All Stars 2” spin-off, Minj hasn’t stopped. She quickly brought her autobiographical, one-woman (but three person) show “Crossdresser for Christ” to fans worldwide and dropped a debut album.

Watermark caught up with Minj ahead of Tampa’s “Crossdresser” stop at the Straz Center to dish on drag, Disney divas and never slowing down.

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There Are No Happy Endings: The Dark Side of Our Favorite Fairy Tales

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Hold onto your hats! These are not your mother’s versions of the childhood tales from your youth.  Murder, mayhem, abuse and mutilation are just the tip of the iceberg when we delve deeper into the stories made famous by the Brothers Grimm. Join Dr. Naima Johnston Bush as she spins the original back stories of Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the awful fate of other fairy characters. Due to tense adult situations, these are not stories you want your little ones to hear … unless you want to give them nightmares. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

Watermark Wedding Bells: Ryan and Wade Williams-Jent

By : Holly V. Kapherr
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It wasn’t love at first sight for Ryan and Wade, but four years later, they walked down the aisle together.

When Ryan, a Cincinnati native, first met Wade from Port Charlotte, sparks didn’t fly immediately. They were in the same friend group for about a year and a half before dating, but were never involved romantically.

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