As many people have gotten to slowly know my story through the series “The Actors Journey”, they’ve come to learn how much sacrifice, hardship and hope there actually is behind the smoke and mirrors of every actors’ brand, which without a doubt includes my own.
If your dream is to be a lawyer… doctor or policeman, society will have a way to support your path. College, scholarships, dorms… enough space made in the industry for everyone who has the talent, proficiency and the dedication to their craft and field.
“Hollywood” is very different. You’re completely on your own. Every dime to survive is often spent on every for-profit class, photoshoot, union due or tool you realize you to need to have any chance to compete in the most competitive industry in the world. An industry where less than 3% of union members make anything above the poverty level. And if you just happen to be a person of color coming from an underprivileged community or family… your chances sink even lower in an industry that has been very open about how it views minorities as questionably “bankable” liabilities for productions that need to attract as big an audience as possible. Set all that in a city with one of the highest costs of living and numbers of homeless in the country and the picture is finally painted.
My journey has never been just about me and my eventual success will see signifiant action behind those words. I make no excuses for myself, especially with how many skills I have (this website being proof of that.) If anything, I’m determined on changing the whole game of a world-changing industry that desperately needs representation from communities that need their stories told in the mainstream. They deserve access. They don’t need to suffer in a pursuit of the arts. They deserve to be lifted up by successful artists who understand where they come from, who will fight for the causes that matter and see their voices as perspectives that are needed.
Any and all funds are strictly and solely used for my education/training so I can compete and subscriptions/fees/dues I need to pay for necessary tools directly related to my career. Funds are never used for living costs, food, luxury etc. If you want to get to know me, feel free to CONTACT ME. If you want to read about who I am at my core, please see my BIO. You can also follow me across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube to get know my journey and how I’m showing no signs of EVER giving up.
If you’ve read this far, thank you for believing in me from the bottom of my heart.