CEFJ #65 How Deep Focus Equals Progress + Fighting Artistic Trauma (4/23/18)

The King Arthur Production is OVER, y’all!! And it was excellent! Our actors KILLED IT! I’m super proud of the final results, and I feel really accomplished this semester. At the same time, I do realize that injustices experienced during this process caused a lot of emotional damage, and I’m dealing with the fallout of this. (Even though it’s largely internal.) I talk about how to deal with yourself as an artist when your creativity & creative self-esteem feels attacked.

ALSO, I talk about “deep focus” (defined by me as focusing hardcore on ONE creative task at a time) and how actively engaging in deep focus has helped me to achieve more in four months than I’ve achieved in four years (imo)! Stay tuned. 😉


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CEFJ #64 Writing Musicals, Directing, and Dealing with Theatre Assholes (4/9/18)

GUYS!!! I WROTE A MUSICAL!! A short one, but still. Baller. I’m also nearly done with my story for the 4-author sci-fi novel collaboration. I’m also in LOVE with directing, and in addition to writing novels, doing musical theatre, screenwriting, and game design, I now KNOW for sure that directing is yet another viable creative path for me. Lots of stuff is happening and coming to fruition in some amazing ways, and I’m so excited to talk about them with you!


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CEFJ #63 I LOVE DIRECTING!!! (3/26/18)

I LOVE DIRECTING, Y’ALL! What I don’t like? Diva attitudes and not following my instincts, lol. It’s been two weeks since I’ve been back on the podcast, and of course, I have some updates for you on how directing (while being a single mom whose daughter is in the rehearsal room) is going for me.


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CEFJ #62 Spring Break is Over… and I’m Sad (3/12/18)

Spring Break is over, and hell has officially begun. For the next 6 weeks, my life is getting dragged by grad school and by this King Arthur production, so just please bear with me. And send me your prayers, lol.


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CEFJ #61 Spring Break’s Here + Fuck The Institution (3/5/18)

SPRING BREAK IS HERE, YO!

So, I’ve been away for a couple weeks… sorry about that! I was trying to get things done and out of the way for Spring Break.

I’ve got some interesting updates on directing, dramaturgy, rebuilding The Bohemian Badass, working on a novel collaboration with 3 other sci-fi authors, and MORE! Plus, as usual, I had to brush off the institutional Borg this week as well. Le sigh… But in better news: SPRING BREAK, YO!


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CEFJ #60 BLACK PANTHER + The Importance of Creative Entrepreneurship (2/23/18)

BLACK PANTHER WAS LIT!!! Let’s talk about it, y’all. One of the best Marvel movies ever, and frankly, one of the best movies of ALL time. FIGHT ME. xoxoxo


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CEFJ #59 Over My Dead Director’s Body, Bruh (2/19/18)

Not many updates here, but I do have a pretty swag story about how I had to, once again, advocate for my director’s credit for a production I’m co-directing. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have to stop having awkward conversations or interactions around directing, but I’m definitely getting a lot better at it because… I WON! Tune in for more details.


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CEFJ #58 Building My Artist’s Studio! + Taking a Step Back from Grad School (2/12/18)

Grad school is really trying me these weeks, guys. Which is why I missed my podcast last week. I long for that moment when I can get up and work on my novels, films, games, creative uni, and my creative business every single day, and just be in total bliss. Until then? I have my new “artist’s studio” which gives me light and hope until I finish this semester. 😉

It’s all about silver linings and gratitude, even for the rough patches.


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CEFJ #57 King Arthur, Blackface, and Reclaiming My Culture (1/29/18)

STILL feeling good! This self-care thing? Excellente! This week, I’m bringing you King Arthur: The Colby version, the grand FINALE in my MLK Jr Day mini saga, and some general updates on my creative process for writing, worldbuilding, and creative uni this week! Side note: I LOVE feeling this good on a daily basis, and I hope that I can continue this trend of self-care throughout the semester and throughout the year. 🙂


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CEFJ #56 Setting Boundaries, Self advocacy, Self care, and Scaling Back to Preserve Creativity (1/22/18)

I’m feeling REALLY GOOD, y’all, and it’s because of my 2018 self-care mantra. More sleep, more homemade food, more time to meditate and relax, and taking it ONE day at a time. Plus, a focus on the journey and the process, rather than on the final product or goal.

Still, I continue to scale back on certain things and home in on others as I continue to recognize where I feel creatively, emotionally, and spiritually aligned on my road to sci-fi writer infamy!


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