I just realized I haven’t really written at ALL over the past couple of months about my journey to other occupations. I’ve been to four other occupations besides OWS, experienced enlightenment, booked a role in a film (random!!), and am now back in NYC.
After sleeping in Zuccotti Park the very first night, and watching OWS become what it has become, I took off to Occupy DC for the big Keystone Pipeline protest, where we circled around the White House holding hands, telling Obama to Say NO the the Pipeline and say YES to Clean, Green, Alternative, Renewable energy. There was a BP protest the next day too. We made it on the cover of the NY Times. I ended up falling in LOVE with Occupy DC. It was a complete shit show, just like OWS, but I felt like I needed to be there, so I ended up staying for a week!!! I miss it so! (more deets on each occupation soon!!)
Then I get a call that I have an audition for a movie in Clearwater Florida for a big indie movie with Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts, with a big up and coming Golden Globe nominated female director. I answer the phone, “Uhhhh, I’m in the middle of a revolution!” But I took the trip down to Florida anyway. It was an hour away from my family’s house, so I figured, why not? Even if I didn’t get the part in the film, I knew I couple put some meat on my bones, because it’s damn hard to eat at OWS, or Occupy DC being a vegetarian.
On the drive home I experienced enlightenment. Real enlightenment, I felt like I was falling into myself, then floating. And I was SOBER. It was crazy. (I will discuss much further later.)
I get to Florida, my co-pilot, this amazingly beautiful soul/spirit/face Dandelion and I stop by Occupy Jacksonville and Occupy Tampa. More on that later, too. (This is a summary, so I don’t forget my past two months!)
I end up booking the film, I’m in a nice scene with Matt Dillon, more on this later too. I spend lots of time with my family, Thanksgiving. It’s also a shit show at home. My mother is disabled and in severe pain, and she is on a lot of medicine, she has been for 16 years. Shit show, I tell you.
I took off to Miami, spent some quality time at Occupy Miami. It is intoxicating there. I saw a bunch of old friends, slept on a boat, got some sun, and was offered a job down there during the winter, that I might take. There are a lot of auditions for TV and film down there….. but the revolution is still calling me.
I made it back to NYC and go to a charity event Tuesday night, then to a holiday party. I was hungry and everyone said “Go next door, it’s a vegetarian/performance space.” Sounded RIGHT up my alley. The door guy next door says, “No food tonight” It looked like a performance was happening, so I said, “I’ll just go in a watch.” He says, “No performance tonight. Occupy Wall Street is having a meeting.” Hahhhahahahahahahahah. I randomly stumbled into the very first Occupy Wall Street in door General Assembly, that I didn’t even know was happening. OF ALL THE PLACES IN NY-FUCKING-CITY, I stumble in to the GA!!!!!!!! My first night back home, after visiting four other occupations……..
The revolution needs me. I need the revolution. We need revolution. Because the mass majority of people have evolved and know that Profit over People is unjust and we must keep up the fight. I want to continue to merge my passion of performance, with my activism. Performance activism. Or Actionism. (New phrase) But where do I go? Do I stay in NYC? Do I go to Miami for a little bit? It’s all up in the air, but the Universe will guide me, like he always does, because Mother Earth needs me. She needs me, and we need her.
Fight on, brothers and sisters. More updates soon. Peace~~~