Will My Mom Like This? AKA Fear Blows
March 5, 2016
If you asked me to describe myself a year ago I would have said I was an actor. Even though at that time I'd written an album, a music video, a show with a soon-to-be SNL cast member in it, several short musicals, and had a writing residency at a major theatre I would not have said I was an actor and writer. I list these things not to gloat, but to reinforce the argument I frequently have in my head about whether or not I'm "qualified" to do something. I think a lot of folks struggle with this, but I definitely believe women are particularly skilled at it and often it stops us from making the very thing we want to make, from doing the very things we deeply want to do. So how the hell did I start calling myself a writer? How the hell did I make the leap to writing and producing my own web series, Things I Hate?