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How did Radiohead put it?

by | Mar 5, 2022 | Actor | 0 comments

(shamelessly reposted from my Instagram because I’m pretty proud of this caption)

How did Radiohead put it?

“What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here. I don’t belong here.”

The other day, I saw a post from @CastroCasting saying that there was an industry networking event happening in Hollywood that night at @station1640. It had been a long time since I’d gone to an event like that. Years, in fact. Even before the pandemic.

I didn’t want to go. The concept of people only talking to you to find out if you can do anything to help further their careers is gross.

I bought a ticket anyway. Because I need to get to know people to get ahead, too.

Walking up to the venue, I saw a long line of people waiting to get in, and immediately, I felt the urge to leave. Imposter syndrome kicked in. Hard.

“What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here.”

But I stuck with it, and I got in line, and immediately, the person next to me turned to me and said, “Man, I hate these things. I always feel so awkward trying to talk to new people.”

I agreed. We laughed, and that broke the ice.

And suddenly, everything clicked. I was back in a groove I didn’t know I’d fallen out of.

For the first time in years, I spent my evening meeting and talking to new faces; fellow industry professionals, aspiring artists, dreamers. Folks who were brand new to town. People who’d been established in the game for years.

It felt just like Office Hours at @HollywoodFringe. And I know how to work that room like the back of my hand.

I do belong here.

And we heard from some fantastic industry pros, as well: Zora DeHorter, Jamie Castro, Joy Gordo, Juliana Castro, and Krystal Hartsfield.

Overall, it was a fantastic night. To top it off, I bumped into some old friends at @scumandvillainycantina on my way back to my car. Great seeing you both, @quickbeam and @oneeyedjedi. Next time I’ll remember to get pictures! 😀 Thank you to @ermantourage for putting together such a great event celebrating Women in Casting and Representation. Looking forward to the next one.

Side note – Wow, I know I’m late on this, but Instagram really is the new business card for networking with people. Crazy. No one wanted my phone number or e-mail. They just asked what my Insta was. So yeah, gotta keep that up to date.


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Today, the #EmersonMafia took over the #WGAstrike picket line at @nbcuniversal, and it was an impressive turn out.

I had a blast meeting new fellow alumni, reconnecting with old friends (some I hadn't seen since graduation!), and catching up with faculty members that came out to support!

I wish I'd gotten more pictures, but I'm glad I grabbed this one! Always great to see @melindavalente and @ledaroca from @emerson_la. So grateful for your support!

Also, huge thanks to @thejudalina, @liz.alper, and @noellevinas for coordinating efforts both on the line and with the new school administration! Awesome job! I'm ready to march alongside y'all for another 500 miles, and maybe 500 more if that's what it takes. Let's go!

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