I haven’t blogged in a while and I’m supposed to be writing right now, but instead I’m writing this.   I am choosing to feel empowered by the showing of women standing together…of no longer letting our rapists, assaulters and harassers control us. A trauma doesn’t just go away but the solidarity I feel, with my fellow women, is more than ever before.   I am choosing to feel inspired by the men in my
Ohhhh, the ups and downs of freelance life! Currently, I'm on an up (LITERALLY WRITING THIS ON A PLANE) and it feels great, mostly because I'm actually getting paid to be creative and it is AMAZING. I barely have time to do anything but work and sleep but right now, I don't really mind.   I always find that my mental state is much more manageable when I am at my busiest. Even though this
This has been a shameful week to be a white American. I don't know about the rest of you but along with anger, "shame" has been the most prominent emotion I've felt. I learned how naive I was to think that the one thing the world could collectively agree upon was the condemnation of Nazis (and the KKK). Despite everything that we've learned about America the past 8 months (to a year) I was still
HEY! HAPPY FRIDAY! It has been a week! Firstly, some good news in feature film land! As you may or may not know I have been on the hunt for a producing partner for my film and though I cannot yet say that I have found that person, I feel like I have made some progress! One of the "reach" producers that I sent the script to responded with some fantastic feedback and said they
Before I get into it, I just want to give a big shout out to everyone who reached out to me personally to share their experiences after my post last week. Thank you, THANK YOU!!! Hearing from you was exactly what I needed and a huge reason why I started sharing my experiences to begin with. By continuing to share the things that make us vulnerable we won't let our anxieties beat us!! Hearing from
Cold open: THE THING ABOUT DEPRESSION // 7.13.17   The suck of the sand underfoot, in the time between. Always pulling, No matter how far out of mind, out of reality... but it doesn’t work that way. There’s a pit that gets you deeper, the longer you stay in, the longer you stay away. It’s a crater in your soul. An evolving crumble that never gets furnished. I always fall in, like a blind dog
Hey there! Happy Friday! It has indeed been a while. Personally, I’ve been crazed! It’s true what they say, especially in the freelance world, when it rains, it pours! So it has been figuratively pouring on me in job form for the past 1.5 months. This has been so wonderful, not just for my bank account but also for my mental health. The act of getting up and going to work every day has me
Hey strangers! I haven't had time to blog for the past few weeks, not sure if you've noticed. Don't really have time today either but I wanted to at least put up something... This post isn't completely in line with what I usually write about but I witnessed something strange happen on the subway last night and wrote a poem/short story hybrid about it. Here it goes...   DEFENSE // 6.8.17 Just saw A man
And just like that, it's summer! (Well not officially but it's been 90 degrees the past few days in NYC and if I leave home without my sweat rag, things get ugly.) THE LITTLE THINGS // 5.19.17 It's that moment when, You can't control your body, Grin and jump for joy. Feeling like a kid, "Thinking" rests in the back seat, Unbelievable. Blinking to test it, Plain as day, signed and dated, Peanut victory.   I'm
What up, Friday people? You may or may not have noticed that I did not blog last week. I'll be honest, there were just not enough hours in the day and I didn't plan well enough ahead. I'd like to believe I had a good excuse because I was finishing up pre-production for a new short film (that we shot this past Monday) but I still felt bad about it. This day is flying by