Reality bites: The realities of making a living as an artist/entertainer
We all grow up answering the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” But sometimes you choose a career path that has people asking you that question into adulthood. Choosing to make a living as an artist/entertainer is a tough but rewarding career path. It’s a lifestyle choice that many “non-artsy” types don’t understand. The real challenge is making sure you plan ahead and keep a realistic and non-cynical eye on the choice you make along the way.
Climbing your own barriers: Fighting back against depression and mental illness
While the discussion about depression and mental illness has become a public one, there are many people who struggle to deal with these issues on their own. Allison has struggled with depression and drug addiction and understands the constant battle to choose between two mindsets on a daily basis. She knows what it feels like to hit rock bottom and get up again, and she will share her story of her struggles and how she decided to fight back against what she thought were her own limitations.