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Abandoned as a baby in China, Jessica Kelly has felt out of place her whole life. Growing up in a town with little diversity and her American mother’s culture, Kelly struggled to find a place where she belonged. Searching for purpose and a sense of belonging, Kelly joined TYS Dance Crew last year. Now going into her fifth year, Kelly leads the team as a co-director and finally feels she has found a place where she can be herself. Over 76,000 children from Asian countries have been adopted by American families. By incorporating their Asian children into American life, many adoptees feel that they do not have a culture for themselves. Although every adoption case is different, Kelly represents many of these children. “To put it simply, it isn’t a piece of cake,” Kay Johnson, a professor of Asian studies at Hampshire College, said. “People tend to have a biogenetic…

As the second day of New York Comic Con came to a close, vampires and humans in cosplay headed over to Terminal 5. If a “nightcrawler” could survive risking a day in the sun for the con, then I suppose they could survive the Blade Rave. Thankfully “Blade” himself decided to give the bloodsuckers a break that night. The Crystal Method had the floor of “daywalkers” dancing to Mortal Kombat mixes and took them to a different world with a psychedelic light show. Everyone grinded and moved in a hypnotic trance that was only paused when a scene of Wesley Snipes’ “Blade” took the place of the trippy images. Floors up, the “purebloods,” or VIPs, watched the shenanigans of the lesser vampires with secret smiles and disdain. With the same pretentious poise and boring attitude, every fictionalized version of the vampire elite was brought to real life. Those below didn’t…

Growing up as a dancer, I wore my tutus out. It was acceptable for the cute four-year-old to wear a pink, frilly skirt with her sparkly ballet flats… Who would have thought that nearly 15 years later, it would become a fashion trend? Betsey Johnson is a renowned fashion designer who not only incorporates radical prints from the 60s, 70s and 80s, but also gives every woman the chance to be a punk rock star just like Lita Ford. She’s almost 73 years old but this fashion icon still does her branded cartwheel into a split at the end of each fashion show – leading to her stint on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” last summer. She tangoed and did the cha-cha in the most clutch fashion that all her fans drooled over. Now, practically 10 months after she appeared on TV, Betsey has teamed up with another legendary company—but…