If I were to tell you an anxiety episode I had at the beginning of the year was one of the reasons I decided to purchase a house, I imagine your reaction would be akin to a few popular gifs, many of which I most certainly have used myself. You may even question my sanity. But, before you do, read the rest of this post.Read More
While promoting her new film, “Booksmart” at the Bumble SXSW Hive last month, director Olivia Wilde said something brilliant. Even as I sit here now typing her quote for you to read, I can feel the tug at my heartstrings. Not only because I have been on the receiving end of similar criticisms. Not only because I have jumped to similar judgments of my fellow women.
But largely because I have definitely done it to myself.Read More
In the age of social media, comparison – particularly when it comes to appearance or beauty standards – is a constant issue. Instagramers look bloody perfect. Highlight is popping, brows are amazing, holy contour. Hey, I edit my photos, too. And there are previous posts where I know full well now that I overdid it and look like an alien.
But let’s talk about lips.
Really. That’s what I want to talk about.
I have a point, I promise.Read More
Last year, I spent New Year’s Eve sat in the Emergency Room with my mom as she was hooked up to IVs with no food in either of our stomachs all day. This wasn’t how I had imagined ringing in 2018.Read More
Recently, I caught myself doing something I am not particularly proud of: comparing myself to another person in the field of videography and filmmaking. Granted, I have enough self-awareness not to put myself alongside, say, Peter McKinnon, who has been at this game for years but I still feel I was unfair to myself nonetheless. Let me explain.Read More
When I purchased my Canon T6i last year, I bought it to gain experience behind the camera so that I might improve my writing for the screen. I hadn’t imagined at the time that anyone might ask me to create videos for them when I didn’t have the aforementioned experience under my belt. Happily, I was asked, which then pushed me right into learning with a goal in mind. A very specific goal given the nightlife scene: It’s lit.
The problem with that is you can unintentionally put yourself in a box you never meant to construct by limiting your scope and over time, your work can feel – and look – redundant.Read More