Storyteller. Activist. Technerd. Obsessed with 🐕 @treehousepups and 🏡 @sbxdesign. I play VOYD in #Incredibles2 and #Surveillance is up next @cbstv!
And just like that ... we did it. 4 years of ideation (@davidcwhite) 10 months of development. Drafts. Notes. More drafts. The pitch. The green light. 5 weeks of testing. 6 weeks of prep. 3 weeks of rehearsals, fittings, dialect, more fittings. Did I mention fittings? Set builds. Props. Where are the coffee mugs!? “Create a life” photo sessions. Technical advisors. New pages. Rehearsals. Wedding ring selections. Fittings. And more late night pho dinners and day-off dim sum runs than I can count... and EVEN a little hockey!? And holy shit. In the middle of the night ... we WRAPPED. Hands down the greatest job I’ve ever had. The most incredible working experience of my life thus far... and isn’t that the point of it all!? To always be growing, moving, pushing ... upward? Oh my my. The immensity of this joy. Tomorrow I’ll sleep in, and I’ll bet you money that I’ll wake up with the same smile on my face that I have right this second. This is the point of it all...
I will always tell, and have always told, the truth. Even when my voice shakes. • You asking “why now” simply reveals to me that you haven’t been paying attention. “Journalists” who distort the words of women to produce clickbait, who minimize their story by segmenting it and reducing it? Do better. • If you have chosen not to listen to the frank, clear conversations I’ve had on the topic over the last year, that’s on you. Your lack of attention — to me and to ALL of the women who tell their stories into the void — doesn’t mean that we haven’t been screaming all along. • To attempt to have a field day with my life, acting like I don’t have the receipts? *You can swipe right for a selection. • The grace with which I’ve chosen to handle this, the deep learning I’ve done in the wake of my experience (shout out to the magnificent folks at @onsiteworkshops) that I take as sacred, and a responsibility to offer other women? Do not forget that my
If #cyntoiabrown’s case makes your blood boil, as it does mine, then you know what to do. • LIGHT UP THE PHONES. Do not let Governor Haslam’s office have one moment of quiet until he does his JOB. • And then, my dear ones, we organize. Until our system criminalizes the perpetrators, rather than the victims. Until our culture listens to victims, rather than re-traumatizing them by spinning their stories into salacious, fragmented headlines. Until our clothing or our circumstances or our mere existence is no longer an excuse for a lack of consent. Until then, we organize and we fucking fight. • #freecyntoiabrown #billhaslam #burnitdownsis
Ladies & Gentlemen. We have a problem. • We have a problem when a pedophile who sexually assaulted a 3 year old child & physically assaulted her mother gets 90 days of jail time. • When a college student, caught raping an unconscious woman in an alley, gets only 6 months of jail time but serves 3. For RAPE. Not for, as his father deemed the assault he perpetrated, “20 minutes of action.” How fucking revolting. That a grown man would defend his rapist son with that sentence. • This doesn’t even touch on the former frat president of @bayloruniversity, who was just let off for violently raping, and nearly killing, a female student. He will serve no jail time & not even be registered as a sex offender. • Then we come to #cyntoiabrown. A child victim of sex trafficking. She was sold — SOLD — to a 43 year old man. Sold as a sex slave. I’ll say it again. SOLD. Modern day slavery & pedophilia intersect in the grossest way in her case and, like other women in her position,
New view, who dis? • In all seriousness, this is a moment I’ll never forget. And it feels like a great #mondaymantra moment... so in the words of Colin Powell, “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.“ • Keep chasing those dreams, babes. When you’re tired of working, work harder. Consistency is key. Do a little every day, and before you know it, you’ll have done a whole lot. • ♥️♥️♥️
These days, I’m heading to sleep more grateful than I’ve probably ever been. This is an upward trend I like very much. What a team. What a dream. Here we go 🖤 #surveillance @20thcenturyfox @cbstv • Pictured: Table Read, Pilot Episode. From left: Our incredible director @patriciariggen, and cast #raphaelacloque, @therealleech, #catalinasandinomoreno, me 💁🏻♀️, @dennishaysbert, and @matthewmodine. #gratitude #ilovemyjob #dreamteam
The words I’ve been searching for, of course found thanks to @cleowade ・・・ #repost @cleowade As defined by The United Nations: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.” The human beings legally seeking asylum at our border are human beings. Their bones break the same way our children’s bones break. Their blood bleeds red the way ours does. Their eyes cry salty tears like ours. Every single human being deserves respect, dignity, compassion, empathy, and safety. It is very dangerous when we live in a headspace and heart-space that does not acknowledge these divine truths. I love you. I love them. Let us all love our neighbors.