4 more days till Sunlight Jr. opens in select theaters nationwide! NYC friends, come support this awesome indie-film I have a fun role in. Starring Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, (Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead - @bigbaldhead).
Playing at Quad Cinemas (34 West 13th street btwn 5th & 6th Ave). Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1pm, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm & 9:40pm.
To find a theater near you go to sunlightjr.com. xo!
Can I get an amen? For those that don’t know, during November men across the globe stop shaving to raise awareness about prostate/testicular cancer screenings and mental health. It also happens to be my favorite month of the year ;) Urge the men in your life to check out Movember.com, get screened & stop shaving! #NoShaveNovember #Movember #beards
Last year I made a promise to myself I would try to take my activism to the next level. In 2011, I traveled to seven different Occupy Camps, worked with them on different projects and ideas, but after they were all shut down by brutal police force, I figured there might be a way to get the point across to the masses, without banging on pots and pans in the streets.
In 2012 I began writing a new play called, “Lifting the Veil” which is my fourth political play, about the BP drilling disaster, Fukushima, fossil fuels, activism and the depression that comes with trying to change the World. I had an opportunity to perform an excerpt at Art Walk in Miami, and needed a costume.
I walked along just three city blocks in a nice neighborhood in Miami and picked up this much plastic and glass:
I then turned it into a long beautiful veil:
I performed an excerpt of my play a Art Walk in Miami. I then took the costume a step further and made a dress of plastic bags that my Miami roommates had been collecting for awhile and wore the whole ensemble to the Miami International Film Festival.
I walked around the crowd explaining to people that the more plastic we consume, the more oil we are consuming and educated people about the health impacts of the BP Drilling Disaster. I also explained that single-use plastic is used once and ends up in the ocean and doesn’t biodegrade for thousands of years. Most people were shocked that no one asked me to do this. And thanked me. Hopefully they actually changed their habits. That is the ultimate goal. To inspire people to change their ways.
No need for single-use plastic bags or bottles. Or razors for that matter ;)
This was just the beginning of my ventures into Eco-Fashion and creative activism. How are YOU spreading the word out there? What are you doing to make small changes for the planet? I dare you, to try to stop using plastic bags & bottles. Just for a week, or a month and see how easy it really is, if you make an effort. Go for it!!! :)
Well hello there. Long time, no speak. It’s been a year or so since I’ve really written. Hoping to change that.
Life update: I came back from my travels last year to land a sweet, sweet job at an eco-friendly bar here in NYC. We specialize in local, organic, sustainable and biodynamic booze. I call it, “Guilt-Free Debauchery.” It’s been the best (survival) job I’ve had since I’ve been in NYC. It’s union, so there is health insurance, paid vacations, paid sick days, etc. All the good stuff a union job provides, plus it is the best paying job I’ve ever had (besides acting gigs). And if you know me, you know I don’t need money to enjoy the hell out of life, but it is nice to actually not have to worry about money flow. Oh god. I’m a 30 year adult. ha.
On another note, holy shit, my thirties have been AMAZING! I am still freelancing with the United Nations as a theatrical consultant, event coordinator and so many other things. Big things coming from that end. I just wrapped a big project this week with an organization from London and the event ran smoothly here at the United Nations. I’ll explain more in another post.
Also, my big movie I shot with Norman Reedus, Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon is coming out to theaters nation-wide next month!! Amazing. All my hard work is finally paying off. Feels great.
I also really started focusing on dating this year. Since I moved to NYC 8 years ago, I left on about 20 trips a year, for political work or acting work, or pleasure trips and family trips. I realized this year that holy shit, I’ve been traveling so much, I have been single for quite some time. Of course I’ve had lovers here and there, and still have great relationships with a few men across the globe, ha, but nothing substantial and long lasting, due to the lack of an actual home base. So when I turned 30, I made a vow to myself I would keep my feet grounded here in NYC. Had a great Summer of dating. I began online dating. I learned a lot about myself and what I want in a man. I’m feeling good. I realized I am a great fucking woman, a great lover, deserving of great love. All I ask if for respect, an intelligent, compassionate man, who is capable of growing a beard. Is that too much to ask? ;)
There is a light inside & my heart is open wide. Ready for the Universe to work its magic.
Anywho, that’s my life update. More on my art projects, my work with the United Nations and my movie coming soon. xoxo