That, my friends, is a head shot. Make up, professional photo, with Photoshop to fix any lingering issues.
This is more normal. No make up, no filter, not even my hair done, and I’m wearing my glasses. This is what I look like on a daily basis unless I decide to dress up for some reason. You also can’t tell in those pictures, because I was skinnier, but I am over weight. Yep, an over weight actress. Ain’t that fun?
This blog is for me to write down my thoughts. This is important to me because even though I am an actress, musical theater to be exact, I am a writer first off. Always have been. I am in the process of finishing a book I’m writing with a goal for that to be done at the end of the year. I have one more year of school left, English with a concentration on creative writing, and I work full time.
My first post should be what is most important to me and that is family. I was adopted when I was just a baby by the best parents in the world. They adopted 8 kids and had 2 of their own. This has resulted in in-laws and 20 nieces and nephews.
This picture is a few years old and missing 5 nieces and nephews, but you get the idea. My family and big and colorful and there is never a dull moment. Being an African American girl raised in this mixed family has given me a unique perspective on life that I hope to share with you.
I grew up Mormon, or LDS, and served about 6 months of a mission in Brooklyn, New York. I am atheist now and couldn’t be happier, though I don’t hate the church I was raised in, so don’t expect me to bash it here. It was because of that church that I got may family and I wouldn’t trade them for the world, even though sometimes we drive each other nuts. All my siblings but one live in Utah, within a 30-40 minute drive. My brother, his wife, and their new baby live in Florida, but we hope to get them back soon. This closeness should lend itself to funny stories and I’ll keep you up to date on.
That’s it. 27, actress/singer/writer, adopted, atheist. Me in a very small nut shell. Let the games begin.