Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu

I’ve listened to this audio so many times. When David Shiyang Liu put out the typographic video of Ira Glass talking about storytelling, I got a little obsessed. I wasn’t the only one; it got shared and shared repeatedly a few years ago. Today I rediscovered it, and wanted to share again with y’all. Because the message is still really relevant and the video is (to me) timeless in its

Quick trip to the sunflower fields

One of my goals for 2017 is to be more adventurous. To clarify, I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy. I want quality time with friends, exploring my home state, seeing things that sound interesting, and doing more fun stuff. I don’t want life to pass me by too quickly to enjoy it, ya know? In the past few weeks, I kept seeing friends post photos of

My Wonder Woman costume fail

I tried to make a homemade Wonder Woman costume for Halloween 2016. It was an epic failure. Here’s what I learned in the process. Background: My Love for Costumes There are a lot of people who are really great at making costumes. Sadly, I’m not one of them. Mad respect to the cosplay crowd, though. There are some seriously talented people making cool things to wear. I’m jealous of their skills, and

Why I started practicing gratitude

“Practice gratitude” is a thing I kept hearing about and reading online in a lot of my groups. I was a total skeptic because it sounded pretty dumb, to be blunt about it. Which is why I kept reading, to discover out why on earth it was getting repeated everywhere. The phrase basically means focusing on what you do have instead of what you don’t have right now. It’s a way of

Go on, get mad

Women aren’t supposed to get angry. We’re told it’s unattractive, we’re called names for it, and we’re often shunned as a result of showing emotions. It’s one of the reasons I’m very careful – especially as a leader, director, and woman in a male-dominated field – about guarding my emotions. It makes me process emotions very logically, which is ironic because emotions often lack any logic. And, yes, that method

New fiction film taking shape

There’s a lot going on right now. It’s kind of tough to go into details on everything: the growth of the TriFilm Society, sharing Brewconomy, rebranding and cutting my reel for freelance work, and raising funds for a new documentary. (Among other things.) But I’d love to share the development of a new film. It’s something I’m working on sporadically but I’m very committed to making, finishing, and sharing with the world. Inspiration