passionate, honest, bold observations about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (read: property) from a los angeles lioness longing to be a unicorn. theatre. dance. laughs. love. passion. faith. strength, excellence. chaos.

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil.

Real men stand for what is right, what is good and what is true. Real men use their voice to change worlds. Real men take ACTION. Thankful for real men like my husband and @toureroberts tonight. #ferguson  (at One Church International)

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil.

Real men stand for what is right, what is good and what is true. Real men use their voice to change worlds. Real men take ACTION. Thankful for real men like my husband and @toureroberts tonight. #ferguson (at One Church International)

No more. #blacklivesmatter #ferguson #mikebrown #ezellford #ericgarner #bethechange (at Leimert Plaza Park)

1967.
2014.
#ferguson #michaelbrown #ezellford #shallowbreath #blacklifeissacred #wehaveworktodo

1967.
2014.
#ferguson #michaelbrown #ezellford #shallowbreath #blacklifeissacred #wehaveworktodo

Unfiltered. Unabashed. Unprecedented.  (at One Church International)

Unfiltered. Unabashed. Unprecedented. (at One Church International)

Evening hike with @cnmuzik. Behold: glory. (at Idyllwild, California)

Evening hike with @cnmuzik. Behold: glory. (at Idyllwild, California)

SHE is a forager. She is delightfully stronger than she ever imagined. She is passionate and stops at nothing to secure her future and the future of those she loves. She is funny as hell, and bursts into inappropriate laughter at every given chance. She is learning to be patient and exercises this with the most fragile: the old, the young and animals. She doesn’t wear skirts that resemble petticoats or tutus, though sometimes she might, just to keep you on your toes. She is adventurous and says “YES” before any of the enemies of opportunity (fear, ego or comfort) have a chance to interject. She probably drinks like a fish, but she’s fun, so no one objects. She dances and her curves follow the syncopation, knowing she’s being watched. She breathes deeply and settles into herself. She is able. She is ready. The ladies restroom simply said “SHE.” (at MESSHALL)

SHE is a forager. She is delightfully stronger than she ever imagined. She is passionate and stops at nothing to secure her future and the future of those she loves. She is funny as hell, and bursts into inappropriate laughter at every given chance. She is learning to be patient and exercises this with the most fragile: the old, the young and animals. She doesn’t wear skirts that resemble petticoats or tutus, though sometimes she might, just to keep you on your toes. She is adventurous and says “YES” before any of the enemies of opportunity (fear, ego or comfort) have a chance to interject. She probably drinks like a fish, but she’s fun, so no one objects. She dances and her curves follow the syncopation, knowing she’s being watched. She breathes deeply and settles into herself. She is able. She is ready. The ladies restroom simply said “SHE.” (at MESSHALL)

Last day in Valdez, Alaska and I’m going to miss waking up to this view and working with the cast of “EUPHRATES.” I love my life and I’m so, so grateful. ❤️

Last day in Valdez, Alaska and I’m going to miss waking up to this view and working with the cast of “EUPHRATES.” I love my life and I’m so, so grateful. ❤️

The Alaskan sun/moon from our glacier cruise. I’m going to miss the 360 views… (at Port of Valdez Ferry Terminal)

The Alaskan sun/moon from our glacier cruise. I’m going to miss the 360 views… (at Port of Valdez Ferry Terminal)

Kia Corthron saw “Euphrates” today! @madjoint, #kiacorthron and lil ol me! #celebs #geeked #bigbuns #wehavesomuchhair #blackpeopleinalaska  (at Valdez, Alaska)

Kia Corthron saw “Euphrates” today! @madjoint, #kiacorthron and lil ol me! #celebs #geeked #bigbuns #wehavesomuchhair #blackpeopleinalaska (at Valdez, Alaska)

Glacier across the hatchery! (at Worthington Glacier, Ak)

Glacier across the hatchery! (at Worthington Glacier, Ak)

It’s 10pm and the sky is soooo bright! #alaskansun #happiesthour

It’s 10pm and the sky is soooo bright! #alaskansun #happiesthour

Today’s been a bit cloudy, so it’s been hard to take photos… Then I turned to my left during dinner and saw this…  (at T.H.C. Off the Hook Bar and Grill)

Today’s been a bit cloudy, so it’s been hard to take photos… Then I turned to my left during dinner and saw this… (at T.H.C. Off the Hook Bar and Grill)

Last Frontier Theatre Conference

I’m in Valdez, Alaska with Terence Anthony’s “Euphrates” and working on a full length one-act by Greg Aldrich. While getting here has been a trek (16 hours total: LAX —> SEA —> ANC —> VALDEZ) the moment you get off the rickety two propeller plane (which I fondly refer to as the “Aaliyah” plane to all of my loved ones chagrin) the overwhelming beauty in this place awes you immediately. 

imageOnce I landed in Valdez, the shuttle set aside for the guest artists gave me a very brief tour of the city and dropped me off at my hotel. From there, I lost two hours as I tried to sleep, but really just uploaded my initial thoughts to instagram and caught my friends up on my landing. I walked the half block (if that) from my hotel to the civic center and met Dawson, our coordinator and got my scripts, itinerary and meal plan information. I returned to my room to work on my scripts a bit and then met friend, fellow CalArtian and playwright, Amy Tofte for dinner at the Halibut House, a cute and yummy fresh seafood house that DOES NOT SERVE ALCOHOL. Please note. We chatted for 2 hours and caught up on life, CalArts and the kind of drama that permeates a myriad of classes, not just one or two. I went for a walk after dinner, and I’m telling you: this town is breathtaking.

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image Tomorrow, I have rehearsal with Greg at 10:30 and I hope to catch Yoga with Meg McKinney at 9am. I’ll be taking and (maybe, hopefully) posting more photos.

Natural Beauty. 
#nofilter (at Valdez Airport, AK)

Natural Beauty.
#nofilter (at Valdez Airport, AK)

LA —-> SEA —-> ANC —-> VALDEZ, ALASKA for a total of 16 hours. I really, really love my job… #jesusbeadirectflight #hashtagcredittosola #atleastimnotinthecenterseat #butthereisababyontheflight #betterthanteenagers #theyretheworst (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))

LA —-> SEA —-> ANC —-> VALDEZ, ALASKA for a total of 16 hours. I really, really love my job… #jesusbeadirectflight #hashtagcredittosola #atleastimnotinthecenterseat #butthereisababyontheflight #betterthanteenagers #theyretheworst (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))