Blue eyes and spitfire.

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

Opening night! I’ve had a great time working on this staged reading. It’s fascinating to see how a new work comes together. But I will not miss the pages of script changes every day, I tell you what.

#day72 of #100happydays - Saw Divine Sister and laughed my ass off, then went to rehearsal , after which I came home to this perfection. Thanks @mikewoodld ❤️

#day72 of #100happydays - Saw Divine Sister and laughed my ass off, then went to rehearsal , after which I came home to this perfection. Thanks @mikewoodld ❤️

Andrew Rannells - Origin of Love
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Andrew Rannells’ first Origin of Love

8/20/14

#day71 of #100happydays - This  guy is helping me redo my room. He spent the better part of today rewiring it to make it safer, and he even added an outlet for my new desk!  (at ISIS Headquarters)

#day71 of #100happydays - This guy is helping me redo my room. He spent the better part of today rewiring it to make it safer, and he even added an outlet for my new desk! (at ISIS Headquarters)

#day70 of #100happydays - Stuffed my face with samosas at work. Stopped at Starbucks on my way to rehearsal and they spelled my name right! #goodday

#day70 of #100happydays - Stuffed my face with samosas at work. Stopped at Starbucks on my way to rehearsal and they spelled my name right! #goodday

Mike and I just booked a mini-vacation to Universal for the weekend right before Hamlet starts rehearsing. I’m so excited to go back and see the new Harry Potter expansion!

The Cure - Lovesong
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Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am fun again

Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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