I had such an inspiring evening surrounded by strong, supportive women at @allbright’s first Backyard Series discussion led by Casting Director extraordinaire Carmen Cuba. The discussion highlighted founding member @oliviawilde and @katierosesilberman’s new film @booksmart amongst other topics. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it is an absolute must!!! As I told Olivia, I went alone a couple of weeks ago and sat next to a grown man who was laughing uncontrollably the whole time. This is not just a movie for women, it’s for EVERYONE.
I am so excited for the future of film as more and more women are aligning and creating content that will help shift the paradigm of what it means to be a female in film, in the industry, and in society as a whole.
Thank you for inviting me @priscilllawalker 💜
This is an absolute MUST WATCH!!! I never thought I could feel both moved and motionless at the same time. Each episode had me infuriated and in tears. My heart ached for these young boys turned men for all of the years of freedom, innocence, and time that were wrongfully robbed of them and their families. Thank you to @ava and this entire cast for using this art of expression to not only entertain but to educate and to hopefully, one day, help eradicate the people and the policies that have created holes in our justice and prison systems.
Elvira Hancock is my style icon. .
* side note: this dress is called “When The Moon Is Out” and when I wore it last night it was a Full Blue Moon 🌝 pretty cool synchronicity if you ask me ✨
What a beautiful coincidence it was to get aquatinted with Mama Ayahuasca just days before Mother’s Day. I had an amazingly healing and enlightening time with my new Aya family as we sat in ceremony and reintegrated at the Shakti Festival in Joshua Tree. I feel like I am just scratching the surface of all there is to learn through this medicine. One thing is for sure though...the embrace of her love and light is infinite ✨👁🙏
I believe one’s age signifies nothing more than the amount of laps their physical bodies have taken around the sun on this beautiful planet...which is why I didn’t feel the pressures that many feel when reaching this new age of 30. All I feel is peace and ease as I settle more and more into myself. The older I get the more authentic and wise I become which makes this life that much more beautiful and blissful to experience.
Having the New Moon in Taurus fall on my own personal new year made this potent time of new beginnings that much more significant to me. I took the time to honor my Earth sign and spent the afternoon soaking up all of Mother Nature’s beauty and abundunce while setting my intentions for this new year to come.
For the last two weeks I have been honoring my body and spirit by not consuming alcohol or drugs and by eating plant based as I prepare for my first Ayahuasca ceremony. Rather than having a big extravagant celebration, I decided to gift myself with a personal spiritual experience and a journey through the mysteries of my own mind and soul.
I am approaching this ceremony with openness, honor, and humility as I prepare to surrender to anything and everything Mama Ayahuasca wants to teach me. I am welcoming an ego death, and therefore, a rebirth and new identity of self.
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and for the outpour of love that I received.
I love you all 🙏💜 - -
I had the absolute pleasure of volunteering for the #YoungStoryTellers program at Mark Twain Middle School yesterday. -
In this program, the 7th grade students met with a mentor once a week for 4 weeks to help them identify and write stories/ monologues about an obstacle that they are dealing with in their lives. Then, myself and 8 other actors met with 3-4 students to go over their pieces. We got to know them and their obstacles as well as the emotions they felt when writing them. Finally, we performed all of their pieces in front of the group. -
I was blown away not only by how well written the pieces were, or the different obstacles these 12-13 year olds were facing, but by how relatable they all were! These obstacles included that of fear, social anxiety, laziness, sexual predators, trouble focusing, love, friendships, stresses of social media, and bullying, just to name a few - Obstacles that so many of us have dealt with til this day and well into our adult lives. -
I loved the vulnerability that was expressed through all of their work, their self awareness, and their attempts at finding resolutions through their writing. While some pieces were funny, some were deeply emotional and even dark... -
I think it was extremely important and beneficial for these students to hear what one another were going through. These are the types of things that spark understanding, compassion, and empathy for one another. Thank you so much for telling me about this @dariaaalalala !! You are the perfect mentor to these young writers💜
I absolutely love working with kids especially in a space that nurtures their creativity and self expression. If anyone knows of any other programs like this, please let me know! 🙏
The most fulfilling part of all of this was when my writer came up to me afterwards and said, “You read that exactly how I heard it in my head, thank you!!!” 😩🥰 I hope to continue to use my craft to be a vessel and voice for other writers who have stories that need to be heard.
What was your favorite part of this young writer’s story? Mine was the fist bump 🤣
Today I took 11 year old me on an adventure like the ones she used to go on in her head 💭We saw lizards, walked across logs and hopped on rocks to cross streams, hiked a mountain, climbed ropes down to a water fall, drank fresh mountain spring water, and appreciated our connection to mother nature and all living things...She loved it 😊 I can’t believe I live so close to all of this magic! I feel so lucky!!! 🙏