“Women who dance have ugly feet. Their feet aren’t pretty anymore, but their professional." - Former New York Ballet Choreographer, George Balanchine
On the coast of Africa, in a place where the grass hits your feet like emeralds waiting to be touched and the sun blinds you with its light, hypnotising you into a deep sleep, suffocating you with its heat. There in the depths of the tropics laid a Lioness and her one cub.
I was taking a sip of my coffee when my colleague, an actress of a delicate, yet raw beauty resembling Kate Moss blurted out with such distaste: “Everything is so diverse, now it’s hard for me to get auditions.... there are no parts for white women.”
“Wow….your hair is tough.” Those words ran through me sharply. Those words spilled out of my cousin’s mouth as her hand unwelcomely touched my hair, neatly braided in two French braids touched with a finesse of London rain. Her hair, resembles a Rastafarian Rapunzel, long, dreds, sleek, beautiful and black. Yet it baffled her why I would not want to do anything with my hair……but just keep it natural. No Braids. No Weave. […]
This is nothing. Nothing is important. Importance is creativity. Creativity derives from experiences. Experiences like this make you realize how lucky you are to have more happening in your life than some. Some people are bitter and twisted because, they fail to really succeed at what they truly wanted to do. Do they even have a heart anymore? Anymore joy to give. Giving is the formula which keeps you alive, present and warm. […]
Happy New Year, yes I realise I am 29 days late….but I like to identify my years by the Chinese Calendar …so technically the New Year has not started yet! January has been very eventful, award season is in full swing and British actors are bringing a couple of awards back to old blighty! As we end the first month of 2015 on a Brit high, the golden man of the moment: Benedict Cumberbatch seems to […]
‘Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.’ The creative industry inspires, engages and expresses a vision which goes beyond the ordinary. Creators of work; artists, actors, singers, designers, photographers etc immerse themselves in the unknown. Thoughts are invested as […]
“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” Marilyn Monroe Being an Actor is a very weird, fantastic and frustrating, less of the later. There are not many careers in the world where you can be a Doctor one minute and a crackhead the next, be working as a receptionist one minute and jetting of to LA buisness class the next, because you have a Steven Spielberg film […]