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"A great difference between May and Day is the M and D!"

Be a good Managing Director of your life each day in May.” -- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

This month, we are taking from Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, a gifted Ghanaian whose books depict the essence, reasons and realities of life. We thought it appropriate to first recognize some of the very important issues highlighted in May.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DID YOU KNOW: In 1968, students of Asian heritage, Yuji Ichioka and Emma Gee, first coined the term Asian American in Berkeley, California, at UC Berkeley, to unify their efforts for political and social recognition—and command respect.

Mental Health Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW: A mental illness is a health problem that affects people’s thoughts, mood, behavior or the way they perceive the world around them. Mental illnesses can range from mild disorders lasting only a few weeks through to severe illnesses that can be life-long and cause serious disability. There are many different types of mental illness. Some of the main groups of mental disorders are:
-mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder)
-anxiety disorders
-personality disorders
-psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
-eating disorders
-trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
-substance abuse disorders
Nearly 300 mental disorders are listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

Be Kind to Animals Month

DID YOU KNOW: Demonstrating respect for animals includes petting an animal gently and never from the rear, never going near the animal while he/she is eating, sleeping, chewing on a toy, or caring for its young — even if it is yours. Animals have played a beneficial part in the lives of humans, we have, in many cases, played a significant role in their extinction...
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No Mow May

DID YOU KNOW: The start of the growing season is a critical time for hungry, newly emerged native bees. Floral resources may be hard to find, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. By allowing it to grow longer, and letting flowers bloom, your lawn can provide nectar and pollen to help your bee neighbors thrive. Mowing less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. One way to reduce mowing is by participating in No Mow April, No Mow May, or Low Mow Spring.
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“Part of an awareness day is to provide a space for people in these communities to be who they want to be. Part of it is also communicating to people outside those communities about the fight for equality and representation, safety and rights,” A/Prof. Mar 5, 2021

Kapa Mag would like to also recognize:

Teacher Appreciation Week - 1st full week of May

National Teacher’s Day - 1st Tuesday of May

Deaf Awareness Week - 1st full week of May

National Nurses Week - Week-long event in May

Brain Injury Awareness Week - 2nd week of May

Queer and Transgender Asian American/Pacific Islander Week - Last week of May

International Family Equality Day - Every 1st Sunday of May

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day - May 7

Mother’s Day - 2nd Sunday of May

Women’s Check-Up Day - 2nd Monday of May

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - May 16

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia - May 17

Mental Health Action Day - May 18

National Transgender Pride Day - May 19

Endangered Species Day - 3rd Friday of May

Bike-to-Work Day - 3rd Friday of May

World Bee Day - May 20

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - May 21

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day - May 21

World Meditation Day - May 21

World Dog Day - May 21

World Turtle Day - May 23

Mister Rogers’ 143 Day - May 23

Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day - May 24

World Thyroid Day - May 25

Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28

National Alligator Day - May 29

Learn About Composting Day - May 29

World No Tobacco Day - May 31

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Kapa Mag Updates

In remembering the quote for this article, Be a good Managing Director of your life each day in May.”, we define a managing director as the highest-ranking manager in an organization who is counted on to provide the status and scope of an organization’s operations; being responsible for:

  • Views of workflows, budgets and regulating expenses

  • Carrying out business plans in the most efficient, cost-effective manner

  • Preparing business plans

  • Monitoring progress

  • Research and development

  • Informing about trends and advancements in technology

  • Offering guidance and advice

  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

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Kapa Mag's K'ou 'oihana pono'i DOE program, literally means, "the business of me" and is a program designed to help keiki realize that they are each, indeed, the director, the CEO and the star of their very own lives, future and happiness.

Contact us to learn more for the 2023-2024 school year

Kapa Mag's Hawai'i Makeovers is a program created by Kapa Mag - More than a Magazine to help

individuals in the community with their personal needs and specific calendar to live happy lives. The program helps an individual per season with their relationship and connection in regards to the triad: mind body and soul. The program allows community individuals to partner with hair, makeup, physical fitness, fashion and mental health professionals who can help with self esteem, confidence and education about individual needs and necessary changes in order to thrive, be happy and live pono.

Kapa Mag currently partners with Lifestyles by Tina (Hair, makeup and natural beauty tips), Joseph Rohlehr (Life Coach) and various physical fitness and spiritually centered Hawaii artisans to create and give each customer the needed tools to adopt, in order to better and or help an individual with their current lifestyle.

The Hawai'i Makeover Program will be highlighted throughout the summer 2023 and runs for a season. Read our board profiles to learn about some of our partners.

Talent Education

Kicking off the summer are the Kapa Mag Summer Intensives.

Individuals interested in brushing up skills, learning new skills and or wanting an introduction to the industry are welcome. This is a short, fun week of skills, choreography, industry safety measures & tools and most importantly industry experience. The program includes instruction, group work, performance, headshots and reels.

Acting and Presentation

June 6-8, 2023 Oahu Intensives 11-1pm

June 13-16, 2023 Maui Intensives 10-12pm

June 20-23, 2023 Kauai Intensives 10-12pm

June 27-30, 2023 Hawaii Island Intensives 10-12pm

Modeling and Presence

June 6-8, 2023 Oahu Intensives 1-3pm

June 13-16, 2023 Maui Intensives 12-1pm

June 20-23, 2023 Kauai Intensives 12 -1pm

June 27-30, 2023 Hawaii Island Intensives 12 -1pm

Locations for outer Islands TBD, reserve your keiki's seat today; contact us at (808) 277-3937, email kapa@kapamag or sign up on the website.

Oahu 2023 Summer Intensive - Neighbor Island locations coming

At Kapa Mag we work hard to be of help to our community. We offer affordable Professional Services to help non-profits and or small, emerging businesses with their business needs. Please contact us if you are at all struggling to get your business needs met.

As always Kapa Mag is Community - Fashion and Education oriented.

We welcome local designers and work with you through a season offering at no charge...

  • Fashion Show entries at our seasonal Bar 35 Window-Shopping series and community productions

  • Fashion Write Ups and Media via our blogs and bi-annual magazine

  • Media and community coverage via the Franc Show Interviewing platform

Mahalo for supporting Kapa Mag - More than a Magazine. We are growing each day and are very excited to expand our community programs, classes and annual fundraiser, the WE- Fashion Festival to all Islands.

Please remember this month of May take care of your mental state, which cannot be done without physical and spiritual maintenance; be aware of the existence and or decline of our animals and insects; including bees and respect those who both need our help and give their help.

We at Kapa Mag use an annual energy calendar to help us make sense of our individual and connected flows. The calendar helps us to better work with our own, others and nature's temperaments. Please save and bookmark and refer back monthly or as needed when feeling out of sorts. We will also send reminders of each important date as they come.

Current to know:

Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: May 5 Just yesterday, did you feel it?

The full moon lunar eclipse arrived on May 5, 2023 at 11:14 a.m. EST, at 14 degrees of Scorpio, the sign of death and regeneration, intimacy and underbellies, sex and power, control and release. This is the final Scorpio eclipse of the Taurus/Scorpio cycle that began in November 2021. Because the moon (representing emotions) will experience a vibrant metamorphosis — shifting from silver to red — this upcoming lunar eclipse in mysterious Scorpio has the potential to catalyze a powerful internal transformation; an opportunity to connect with your feelings from a totally different perspective. New York Post, May 5, 2023 and the Cut

Mercury is in retrograde in Taurus: April 21—May 15, 2023

Mercury is our planet of messaging and communion and Taurus is ruled by Venus, the domain of aesthetics, attraction, worldly goods and self-worth. In conversation with one another we can see this retrograde as a lesson in ‘believing is deserving.’ New York Post, May 6, 2023

Pluto is in retrograde in Aquarius: May 1—June 2, 2023

Pluto's retrograde period in Aquarius will bring our focus on community dynamics and social patterns such as “cancel culture”. It could point to the dangers of group mentality and of feeling forced to subscribe to a specific ideology or belief system in order to avoid being ostracized, publicly called out, or harassed. Moon Omens, April 30, 2023

Jupiter moves into Taurus: May 16—May 25, 2024

Named after the lustful, flamboyant thunder god, Jupiter is the biggest, boldest planet in the solar system. Spending approximately a year in every sign, Jupiter immediately blasts a spotlight on the sign’s attributes. Whatever Jupiter hits goes big: advancements speed up, possibilities expand, and self-destroying behaviors spin out of control. The zodiac’s opening three signs can be considered a creative trilogy. Aries initiates, Taurus installs, Gemini disseminates.

Find out what these shifts and dates mean for you. Of course, so much power delivered into human hands will lead to the rise of autocrats, technocrats, and dictators, as evidenced by the current moment. This is a critical year for creative release. It’s on you to bring your work to term. The platforms through which you’ll be received may not exist yet, and the world may feel too rigidly moralistic to handle you. Leave those concerns to Jupiter in Gemini. For now, just get it done and get it out. Nylon, Astrology, by DAVID ODYSSEY

Mahalo for your time in reading our Kapa Mag update.

Happy intro to summer 2023.

KAPAMAG - More than a Magazine is a 501(c)3 non profit business with a mission to empower and assist individuals and businesses in and from the State of Hawai’i by

  • Helping youth in finding their purpose and passion through performing arts and educational programs and classes

  • Showcasing and promoting Hawai’i fashion designers with media and production support

  • Providing affordable start up aide services to emerging businesses

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