Author: Sharon Isom

The Hall of Hotties: Holland Roden

Holland Roden was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. As a child and young adult, her passion was split between acting and science. Unlike many other actors, it was her education that brought her to Los Angeles. She enrolled in UCLA with a major in molecular biology and women’s study. After completing her freshman year of college, her desire to act was renewed. She signed with a talent agent and was quickly booked for cameos in multiple series including “Community” and “Criminal Minds”. She also had the lead role in the teen movie “Bring it on: Fight to the...

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The Hall of Hunks: Dylan O’Brien

Dylan O’Brien started his acting career at the young age of 14 as a YouTube star. As his episodes progressed, a local producer and director approached him in his senior year of high school to do some professional level YouTube videos. He graduated from high school in 2009 and was set to attend Syracuse University in the fall as a sports broadcasting major. However, he changed his mind to pursue acting. Dylan O’Brien got his first role as Stiles Stilinski in MTV’s Teen Wolf series in 2011. When he went to audition, he original planned to go for the...

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Sharon Meets Ageism

Ageism is prejudice against a person based on their age. When I hear the word, I typically think of an older person being denied a job based on their age. However, it is not always the case. I have struggled against it to some degree my entire career. When I passed the state nursing boards and got my nursing license, I was 20 years old. I was the second youngest person in my class. I knew the moment that I graduated that I would command less respect than the 50-year-old classmate that began her career the same day as...

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Sharon Meets Bubble Tea

TBK Magazine has two wonderful, amazing friends that live in Canada. We had the joy of meeting them last year at a convention. We quickly fell in love with them and claimed them as our own. (Sorry, guys! You are stuck with us now.) One of these lovely ladies often mentions bubble tea in her social media posts. I had no idea what bubble tea is. We do not have bubble tea down here in Northeast Arkansas. We have sweet tea, herbal tea that you can buy at a store, and that’s about it. I imagined bubble tea being...

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