Li’l Impacts

Today I’m reminding myself that small decisions can make substantial impacts. When I think about my career and what I want to be doing with my life, it often comes down to helping people and affecting change. I’d like to leave this world with some sort of legacy that was made possible by my creativityContinue reading “Li’l Impacts”

It’s All Connected, Maaan

When deep in the process of making, everything carries weight. It can be easy to get caught up in the net of our own overthinking and not see the forest for the trees. But when our hearts and minds remain open, we can be inspired by everything around us. Everything our senses can detect isContinue reading “It’s All Connected, Maaan”

Subtle Revolt

I’m drawn to the theatre because of its socio-political power. It creates change through empathy. You sit in a room with people who may or may not share similar views and experience a story together. You’re immersing yourselves in artifice and imagining, as a group, what the world would be like if this fiction wereContinue reading “Subtle Revolt”

The Inertia of Acceptance

Sonya Renee Taylor’s recent interview with Brené Brown has given me a lot to think about. One point of discussion that stands out is the understanding of the phrase “I accept you” as inert. It doesn’t really do anything. Acceptance is like, meh. Almost insignificant. Isn’t it much better to be loved? Doesn’t love leadContinue reading “The Inertia of Acceptance”

Fake It

For as long as I can remember I’ve turned my nose up at anything that involves losing authenticity. “Fake it till you make it,” to me, has meant “don’t be yourself.” I would hear that and defy it as much as possible, turning up the volume on my opinions and fighting the status quo. AndContinue reading “Fake It”

How Scapegoating Can Stunt Creativity: A Rant

One of my major, ongoing goals with this project is to help folks navigate the intersection of creative practice and queerness. “Queerness” to me means the experience of living outside of sexual and gender identity norms. When we live outside of a norm, our mere existence is often approached with question marks. People who areContinue reading “How Scapegoating Can Stunt Creativity: A Rant”

I May Destroy You

Holy. That season finale. I won’t go into specific details but please don’t read any further if you’re avoiding any amount of spoilers. I’d just like to comment on Michaela Coel’s talent for crafting a narrative structure. The recurring motif of the season, or perhaps more accurately the allegory that underpins Arabella’s process of healing,Continue reading “I May Destroy You”

Never Too Late

I want to share this great article from Medium, written by Thomas Oppong: “4 Things You Can Learn From People Who Succeed Later in Life”. Its title explains it pretty well, I’d say. It’s never too late to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, and pursue the life you’ve always longed for. I’mContinue reading “Never Too Late”