Entrepreneurship

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

Excuse me, whoever is in charge of mental health and “self care” in the entrepreneurial world? I’d like to speak to the manager please. I’m seeing a lot of content lately about the importance of rest. Of destigmatizing the notion of prioritizing one’s health (mental, physical, and otherwise) over productivity and work. Instagram is positively…

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My Influences, Teachers, & Mentors

There’s a myth in what my friend Maggie calls “Celebrity Entrepreneur” culture, that as creatives and service providers we show up fully formed, with 100% all our own original ideas, smelling like roses. Nope. We’re constantly taking in information, analyzing it, and making meaning out of it. When someone or something inspires us, we try…

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My (Imperfect, Ever-Evolving) Anti-Racism Pledge

Hi. As a thin, able-bodied, cisgender, more-or-less heterosexual White woman from an upper-middle class suburban background, I have benefitted from an enormous amount of privilege in my life—privileges that are not enjoyed by those who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Those who are fat or differently abled, or otherwise fail to meet the…

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What Does “Cult of Personality” mean? (Does it have to do with Trump?)

^^There’s me, wearing faux leather leggings (which are hotter than the real thing, btw) in St. Petersburg, FL, in the middle of June, about halfway through an all-day photo shoot. 🥵I had about 750 pounds of makeup on, which is about 750 pounds more than what I usually wear. Plus, heels. WHO EVEN AM I….

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