KNOW YOUR ROLE. It can be hard to know when you’re overstepping your bounds when you’re new to an industry, or don’t have much experience outside of your local environs. But when someone tells you to back off and stick to the one job you have on a team, try to do that. Should […]
PROFESSIONALISM. No matter what your job is, or where you work, you will encounter people who challenge your sanity with their unprofessional behavior. That’s going to happen, and sometimes…sometimes all you can do is smile through your frustration and learn from their mistakes. Whether it’s a coworker who fails to do her job to the extent […]
DREAMS. Firstly, I’M BACK, PEOPLE! Most importantly, though, this week’s episode is all about coping. Sometimes you have a crush that isn’t reciprocated, sometimes you have a plan to reach a goal and it doesn’t work out the way you expected, sometimes you think you know your path and you hit an insurmountable roadblock. So deal […]
THE PINK VIRUS. Special video podcast! Mostly because this is also my weekly video update for The Pink Virus, but also because I’m almost at 30 episodes and I figured it was time for y’all to get something a little different. This podcast is all about The Pink Virus, the fundraiser on Cinco de Mayo, […]
AM I TOO PRETTY TO DO MY JOB? I was having an online discussion last week, about how I’ve been told to dress more conservatively for certain meetings because I need to be taken more seriously. I’m fairly certain the length of my skirt has nothing to do with the functionality of my brain, and […]
THE PINK VIRUS. I’m making a documentary, y’all. I feel like I owe it to my family, the families of my friends, everyone who has ever been touched by breast cancer. Take a listen, and remember all the women who helped shape you. This is for them. This is for you.
MALACOSTRACA. Greek roots: malakós, meaning “soft,” and óstrakon, meaning “shell.” Though the shells of this class of crustaceans is only soft directly after molting, the name works well on many levels to describe the film that my guest, Charlie Pieper – the first male EVER to appear on a Kung Pao Kimmie Media podcast – talks about with […]
HUSTLE. Not the hustle to make ends meet, we all know about that. I’m talking about the hustle to make your movie. The days when you’d rather pray for death than think about the eighty million things that need to go right in order for you to get that one important shot, the moments when […]
FOCUS. You. Yes, you. Stop trying to do every job on your project. Build a team that will stick by you, do their jobs, and let you do yours. When you don’t give up control over something you can’t handle, the thing you actually are good at will suffer. I’ve seen it firsthand. I’ve made […]
LIMITS. Know your own. Know others’. And don’t ever let someone try to make you go beyond yours if it’ll hurt you. Oh, and learn from my mistakes, y’all. I didn’t set limits for something, and I pay for it every day. Yeesh.