In February, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Suzee Dunn and the rest of the Act Like a Girl TV team to do a hilarious sketch about Galentine's Day. Check it out on Funny or Die!
I also collaborated with the Act Like a Girl team for their Black History Month series. It was a lovely episode where I discussed Octavia Butler, Black History Month, and what feminism means to me. Check it out here, and make sure you take a minute to look at the other great content Act Like A Girl is putting out.
I joke a lot to my friends that I have no marketable skills.
"I have no marketable skills!" I shout, and make a goofy face to mask my insecurity about the fact that I'm not where I want to be (where I want to be is the easy part of a career in the arts).
And even though I honestly started out thinking it was a joke, the more I said it, the more I believed it.
Last week I sat down and said out loud, alone, to myself "I have no marketable skills" and instead of making a face, I just sat there. Sad.
I could have just kept saying that to myself, but I started to try and find the skills I had that I could learn and market. Should I learn to code? Knit?
And as I let that list build up in my head, I decided to make a list of all the skills I have that maybe I'm just not thinking of as marketable.
And that's when I realized I have plenty of marketable skills. Some of them are more traditionally marketable than others (proofreading vs. listening) but they're all there.
That little perception shift made me so much happier and more excited about my career and myself!
I'm so proud to be able to share some new video content with y'all! Check out the video section of my website to see a few new videos including the one above!
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I am pleased to announce that I will be reading my new short story, Olives and Pomegranates, at this Storytelling Soiree event on Sunday, October 23rd!
Greek mythology has always been a passion of mine and I'm really excited to share my take on the myth of Persephone with everyone. Tickets can be purchased here for $7. If you end up coming by, make sure to say hello and tell me what you thought of the story!
May is coming to a close already and WOW did it fly by! So many awesome things have happened. Quick run down:
Don't forget that the ABC Showdown deadline is JUNE 6!!!