Hi friends (and people who don't know me but somehow found your way to my page!)

This is me:

And this is my blog.

In fact, it's my very first blog. Ever. Welcome!

Who am I?

I was born with a black eye.
A snapping turtle tried to bite off my finger once.
I love having dance parties alone in my room.
One time I convinced my sister that there was a leprechaun living in the floorboards. 
Glitter is one of my desk supplies. 
I love a good motivational quote.
The carousel is my favorite amusement park ride.
TD Bank likes to ask if I'm related to Beyoncé (same last name, no relation...or is there?)
I like orange juice, mandarin oranges, and clementines, but not oranges or orange Skittles. 
I've been known to chase fireworks and stake out rainbows (more on this later).
I love when I can surprise myself.

I'm also an actor in NYC, (insert cliché small town girl who moved to a big city to make my dreams come true story here). My ultimate goal is to star in my own TV comedy that I create, getting to perform in Broadway plays during our hiatus. And to play with baby piglets. I don't know about you but I think that sounds like quite the life!

"Leave everything you do, every place you go, everything you touch a little better for your having been there."
                           —Dame Julie Andrews

What am I Doing Here?

Funny you should ask! Well, I wanted to do something super special for my 4 year anniversary with NYC, and starting a blog seemed like the perfect thing to do. I love telling stories (one of the many reasons I ended up an actor), and I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. I also believe very strongly in equal representation and women's rights, so I very much wanted to create something to help spotlight all of the incredible women who have been such defining influences in my life. Plus, I wanted to make some silly comedic sketch videos. Laughter is important. My blog (which will feature written content but mainly be in VLOG--video blog--form) seemed like the best way to do all of the above. 

An Online Variety Show is Born

I'm calling my vlog a variety show in that it's a show on YouTube made up of short videos that cover a wide variety of topics. See what I did there!? It's scary and exciting, and makes my heart feel very full. I'm thrilled to get a chance to be goofy/creative/intelligent/weird/whimsical and all of those intricate contradictions that make human beings human.

And I'm even more thrilled to get to share my goofy/creative/intelligent/weird/whimsical self with you.

"I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed
you can rule the world."

                           —Amy Poehler