Bringing Girl Power to Hollywood

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Bringing Girl Power to Hollywood

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!

Bringing Girl Power to 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.

Mom and Me

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???

Shopping at Walmart

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.

Cleaning with Brawny

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.

Brawny Paper Towels


How to Make a Vision Board

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How to Make a Vision Board

If you read my blog, you know I have some lofty goals.  Bestselling author.  Oscar winning screenwriter.  Adele concert goer.  All things that aren’t easy to accomplish.

And yet, I don’t give up on my dreams and goals.  I know I am meant to be a writer and there is no plan b.  Actually there’s not even a plan z.  It’s writer or bust.  And I’m not going to be a bust.

Because of this, I have become a very bold person.  I have no choice.  If I don’t stand up for myself, fight for myself, show the world that I have a whole lot of awesomeness in me, no one else is going to.

How to Make a Vision Board

I do this in a variety of ways.  One of which is starting my morning with Listerine.  It gets me and my breath off to a fresh start.  After all, I can’t have bad breath in case I run into an agent or Ben Affleck – hey he was in town filming a movie for awhile.

I switch between different varieties but Cool Mint Listerine is a favorite.  Also, if you haven’t tried Whitening Listerine DO IT!  I will never go through dentist office whitening again.  but back to Cool Mint it is … well … cool because in lab studies it kills 99.9% of bad breath germs and germs that lead to gum disease, it reduces gingivitis 21% more than flossing and brushing alone and plaque 52% more than brushing and flossing alone.  And it leaves a super minty freshness behind.

Shopping at Walmart

I also picked up Listerine Pocketpaks in Cool Mint for the first time on my most recent trip to Walmart.  They are great when I’m on the go.  I can pop one whenever my breath isn’t feeling its freshest.  They dissolve instantly and in lab studies kill 99.9% of bad breath germs.

Okay, so now that our breath is going to be minty fresh, I’m going to show you how to achieve all your bold goals and dreams by inspiring you to create a vision board.

You may have become familiar with vision boards back when The Secret was super popular.  They are a poster board that is covered in photos and quotes that represent what you want from life.  They can cover topics big and small.

Be Bold with Listerine

In order to create a vision board, you will need:

  • Poster board
  • Photos from a magazine or printed off the computer
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Tape

The first thing that you need to do is brainstorm ideas of what you want to be on your vision board.  Maybe it’s a trip, a new house, a career, a family.  For me, for example, I really want to move to California, so I put a picture of LA on my board.

I’d also like to be an Instagram star because it’s my favorite social media.  I’d love to be in Taylor Swift’s squad, make a movie with Reese Witherspoon, be on Ellen, and be represented by the best agency in Hollywood, William Morris Endeavor.

Squad Goals

Once I had my ideas, I printed some pictures, and got to work taping them on my board.  I also used crayons to add inspiring words and some decorations.

The most important thing about a vision board is that it be important and personal to you.  It should represent your very essence.  And supposedly, it is supposed to work.  Which is a good thing, because I’m ready for my bold moves to have bold payoffs.

With Listerine and a vision board, we can achieve any bold thing we want!

How to Make a Vision Board

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