How to Get Started as an Actor if You Live in a Small Market

Over the years a lot of people have asked me how to get started in acting. I’m always a little shy about answering this question because I’m not famous and I don’t live in one of the larger markets. However, I have been doing this professionally for a while now so I figured why not share what I do know? I hope that it helps you out in some way as you start your acting career.

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Meet the creator Behind the Film: One Last Goodbye

I'm so excited to have a guest on the blog this week! I met this amazing actress, filmmaker, mom and wife last year over Instagram! (Thanks to @brazen_ari) for the connect! She has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to me as a fellow mom and woman of color in film with big ambitions. 

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Can Intuition play a role in your career?

Do you think that developing your intuition can help you in your career? When you think about it all of the most successful people talk about the inner voice that guided them in their career choices and mindset. Learning to listen to your inner voice can be a powerful tool in discovering your path to success.

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Currently Series: March

I always say that the first couple months of the new year seem to go by so fast and it has! We're already into March and I'm feeling good. How about you? I wanted to start a new series where at the beginning of every month I share what I'm currently into. this was inspired by this journal by Create 365.

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How to deal with fear

It would be really nice  if we never had to deal with fear, wouldn't it? But for most of us it's a part of every day life. For those of us who have big dreams and strive every day to go after that dream...well fear can be a constant companion.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Creating Content if You're an Artist

I started creating content online in 2009 because I needed a creative outlet. Ten years later creating content has opened many doors and given me many wonderful opportunities as an actress, writer and filmmaker. If you are an artist of any kind you should consider creating content online. Here are 5 reasons why! (free download)

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video: 3 Ways to (Really) Let Go

When you hear the phrase "Let go and Let God" what comes to mind? Is it just finishing projects and getting things off of your plate? Is it about letting go of toxic people or learning to say no? Do you want to learn what it means to finally let go? Read on.

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video: What Comparison Really Means

It never seems to get any easier when it comes to comparison, does it?

We live in an amazing time of technology with great opportunities to build our own audiences and chase our big dreams but along with that comes other things as well. Comparison is a huge deterrent that happens with all of us no matter how successful we may be.

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Getting rid of Stupid little distractions

We all deal with stupid little distractions. We all deal with those temptations to waste time, binge-watch a show, eat something we shouldn't, get lost in the internet vortex - whatever it is for you when we are victims of distractions. This is what happened when I kicked my distractions to the curb.

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Standing on the Edge of the world

Have you ever had an experience that just completely changed how you look at life? An experience so surreal that you have to look at pictures to convince your mind that it really happened?

In August of this year I had such an experience.

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Why teaching makes me feel like a rebel (with a cause)

If you've been following me even for a short while you know that I've recently stepped...rather stumbled into the world of teaching filmmaking to kids. You would also know that I NEVER thought that I would be a teacher of anything nor did I want to be a teacher of anything. When I was growing up there was this lame saying going around that went something like this...

"Those who can't do - teach."

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Make Media that Matters

As an actress and filmmaker who is also very interested in social justice, I've been asking myself this question for a long time: How does one make media that matters?

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