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While this blog is my little space to share recipes, reviews, fashion, and any thoughts I might have at any given time, you probably know my real passion is in writing novels and screenplays. I have been at it for almost ten years now with nothing to show for it.
A lot of this has to do with the fact that it’s even harder to break into the industry as a woman. Can you believe only one of the writing nominees at this year’s Oscars was a woman? We need some girl power in Hollywood!
I have a few contacts who are all men. Don’t get me wrong, they are nice and trying to help me and hopefully soon I’ll have something to show for it. But it would be awesome to work with more women who better understand where women writers are coming from and that audiences are interested in strong female characters from strong female writers.
People often suggest that I should be a model, and while this is obviously flattering, it sometimes bothers me that people don’t think I can be something more, that they don’t think I can both take pride in my appearance and use my brain.
These are the kinds of stereotypes that prevent women from achieving great things. I want to wear red lipstick and pretty dresses and heels that make me feel like I could touch the sky, but I also want to sit at my computer in track suits and type away, creating a world that will bring others as much joy as it does me.
Luckily there are great women who inspire me to keep fighting for my dreams in Hollywood, knowing that I will achieve them. My Mom is my number one champion. She may not have had a chance to follow her dreams of being a singer, so she is always there to make sure I have the chance to chase mine. Mom also reads everything I write. Is that red pen out of ink yet???
Many very famous actresses also have their own production companies now. Not only does this inspire me as they push the boundaries of what have been typical responsibilities for actresses, but it also gives me hope that I can work with them. They are always talking about championing other women and I can’t wait for the chance to show them what I have.
Brawny® is currently celebrating everyday women who are breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering others with the Strength Has No Gender™ campaign, and I am so proud to be a part of it. I am more than ready to crush some barriers and then clean up the messes I make when cooking and baking (Mom is also good at reminding me of those) with Brawny® Pick-a-Size 8 Giant Plus paper towels.
Exclusive to Walmart, limited-edition Strength Has No Gender™ pack is in my kitchen right now. Not only are the paper towels super useful, but they also inspire me every time I reach for a roll. Many days are not easy, they are full of rejection and disappointment, but I know that I can break the barriers, achieve great things, and pave the way for the next generation.