By societal standards I have a Disability. I move and do things differently than the average/normal person. But honestly, I do not know what the definition of “normal/ average” is, anymore. For the record, I HATE labels – I believe that we should label jars and NOT people. I tell people that my real disability is being flat-chested in Hollywood and over the age of 30. Trust me, it’s a disability. That being said, my official diagnosis is Spastic Cerebral Palsy. I was born 3-months early. I was diagnosed approximately the age of two years old.
I love the opportunity to entertain! It is a great privilege to be an actress, and creative artist. I have the ability to affect people, and the world in a positive way! As I have gotten older, however, I realize that I am responsible for my own happiness. I heard someone say recently that you can’t just wait for your life to get better before you decide to be happy. It is a choice.
My advice to anyone wanting to work in the Arts, or any field for that matter, is to realize that if you really want to have a career of longevity, you must think of it as a marathon and not a sprint. I would encourage everyone to be their authentic selves – not who they think someone else wants them to be. You, as a human being, and as a creative artist define who you are, and what you want to create. I would also encourage anyone to find a work-life balance.
I choose to believe that love, empathy, and compassion will always win out over hate. It is naive but that is the world I want to live in. I hope that my creative, artistic endeavors and my talent can entertain, enlighten, and change the world in a positive way! Because I believe we are alike more than we are different.