Difficult Women

I love being an actor. I love being a queer black woman. I love that I’m a smart, kind, messy, stubborn, sensitive work in progress. Every piece of me is what makes me a compelling human and actor. But all those things that make me who I am -- my theatricality, my femininity, my blackness [...]

How I’m Learning to Manage My Money

“But you’ll never make any money.” Anyone who has gone into the arts is familiar with this refrain. Every time someone used to say anything to this effect, I’d shrug it off indignantly, assuming they were projecting own fears and insecurities on me. “Maybe you won’t make any money,” I’d think to myself, “but I’m [...]

There They Are…Baked In That Pie

I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]