Stop listening to the inner voice when it says you’re not good enough.
Stop comparing yourself to other people to minimize your own greatness and success because at the end of the day, there are people out there comparing themselves to you and your achievements.
Stop second guessing your abilities and how far you have come.
Stop criticizing yourself for not being better or having more or doing more.
Stop with the fraud complex that we all feel when things are going so well that we think it’s just luck while we ignore the years of work we have done to get there.
What if... WHAT IF... YOU’RE ACTUALLY PROBABLY DOING F*CKING great. That’s awesome. Congratulations to everyone out there who needs to hear this.
Keep shining. We are all rooting for you.
They really should make a film about Grant Achatz the Chef behind Alinea.. 3 Michelin stars.. despite having temporarily lost his sense of taste during a diagnosis of Squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth. This was one of my favorite dining experiences I’ve had in a hot minute. Also I had to roll myself home.
This is what it sounds like when you take a child’s parents away from them. This girl is an American citizen. Her parents have been here for nearly 15 years. They work their asses off in a damn chicken factory in the middle of Mississippi. And now this. Just devastating. Don’t look away. Don’t look away. Don’t you fucking dare look away. She’s begging for help.
Not long ago I packed my bags and left everything I knew behind, for a dream.
I left my friends, family, career and comfort zone to attempt to break Hollywood.
After two years of trying to get a manager or an agent I had spent every last cent I’d made in over decade of “showbiz”.. I was living on a blow up mattress from Target and I had only 6 months left on my Visa to prove I could contribute to the industry abroad.
In a moment close to giving up I poured what I had into a short film called break free.. A short film I’d put off making for years because I was so fearful, fearful of how people would react, if I would lose my job or if brands would pull advertising from my shows. If brands I was the face of and spokesperson for would not want to be associated with me anymore and of course the fear of being so honest and raw in a video on platforms I had no control over.
When I was stripped of those things, I had nothing to lose and no one to answer to and I realized I was getting depressed over rejection from others when I should have been focused on if I believed in me and if i did, what did I stand for and what really mattered to me.
Breakfree changed my life in so many ways, and so did the struggle of those years.
It will forever be the time I’m most proud of.
I didn’t however know, it would change my entire life. The film ended up circulating around the world, it made an impact bigger than myself it started a bigger conversation.. it also found its way to the creators of OITNB... I am so sad I missed the premiere and last hurrah the other night, but I’m here in Vancouver shooting a show I probably wouldn’t even be shooting if it wasn’t for the belief and risk taken by @ijnej@jen_euston and the show. It opened up a door for me that I could have never imagined and I will forever be in gratitude to those who took a chance on me. Forever grateful to the cast who became my friends and biggest supporters, the show and the fans who embraced me.
Thank you for everything.
Sad to see it come to an end but the way it changed the game, the way it impacted the world and audiences.. and the way it impacted everyone on the show is unparalleled. X
Happy birthday to one of the sweetest, most talented, funny and kind people I know. You make me laugh more than anyone else and you inspire me beyond. Everyone who is friends with you, knows how special you truly are.
I hope you have the best day ever @kathryngallagher ❤️🎇🌠