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CAATA Chicago was an incredible week of community immersion, and it would not have been the same without my workshop comrade Chisao Hata @chidance. She's such a vital leader, warrior, and role model whose work grounds me and all who work with her.

I had the privilege of experiencing her very own ๐Ÿ”ฅMove Back๐Ÿ”ฅ which gets audiences and actors to non-verbally process a performance they've just seen. Her attention to the energy in the room and guiding it is immaculate. What a wonderful and inclusive way to build community! ๐ŸŒฒโ˜†โ€ขยฐHIRE THIS WOMAN!!!โ€ขโ˜†๐Ÿ‰ We got stuck running through a Chicago deluge and enjoyed great Szechuan style food in preparation for our workshop. We revelled in the empowering and forward thinking  glory of our greater AAPI community. We saw such cutting edge theatre.

What an excellent experience! 
Thank you Chisao!! #caata #grateful #badass #leader #respect #mentor #win #guidance #asianamerican #aapi #community #dance #moveback  #dance #theatre
CAATA Chicago was an incredible week of community immersion, and it would not have been the same without my workshop comrade Chisao Hata @chidance. She's such a vital leader, warrior, and role model whose work grounds me and all who work with her. I had the privilege of experiencing her very own ๐Ÿ”ฅMove Back๐Ÿ”ฅ which gets audiences and actors to non-verbally process a performance they've just seen. Her attention to the energy in the room and guiding it is immaculate. What a wonderful and inclusive way to build community! ๐ŸŒฒโ˜†โ€ขยฐHIRE THIS WOMAN!!!โ€ขโ˜†๐Ÿ‰ We got stuck running through a Chicago deluge and enjoyed great Szechuan style food in preparation for our workshop. We revelled in the empowering and forward thinking glory of our greater AAPI community. We saw such cutting edge theatre. What an excellent experience! Thank you Chisao!! #caata  #grateful  #badass  #leader  #respect  #mentor  #win  #guidance  #asianamerican  #aapi  #community  #dance  #moveback  #dance  #theatre 
Playing dress up at a fitting for an Uber commercial. Hell yeah!
I love this.

#commercial #actorslife #uber #dressup #glasses
The very things, I think, that worry so, hold transformation powers.
We're all connected; still here, our back unto each other, filling in the gaps to make complete our common ground.

Herein I set new roots.
According to some grateful, good advice:
Trust, Patience, and Surrender

#us #newroots #newchapter #roots #peace #up #community #we #trust #love #trees #sunshine #sunday
I was so lucky to have ๐Ÿ“ธ @dojobeats take my picture at last week's Whitenoise project's reading at De-Canon/Milepost 5.
Sometimes you just make a friend and they're super cool and do something to lift you up.
Checkout Vi's work. 
He was displaying a series in the gallery from his visits to West Coast China Towns. Just gorgeous work.

Thank you so much for the pictures!

Also to my delight, after taking them, he said "I'll send them to you after they're developed" TANGIBLE FILM! 
#photo #photography #portrait_shots #portraits #asian #poet #actor #connect #photographer #kindness #friends #hat #me #mrhappy #flowers #picture #pics #analog #analogphotography #network
I was so lucky to have ๐Ÿ“ธ @dojobeats take my picture at last week's Whitenoise project's reading at De-Canon/Milepost 5. Sometimes you just make a friend and they're super cool and do something to lift you up. Checkout Vi's work. He was displaying a series in the gallery from his visits to West Coast China Towns. Just gorgeous work. Thank you so much for the pictures! Also to my delight, after taking them, he said "I'll send them to you after they're developed" TANGIBLE FILM! #photo  #photography  #portrait_shots  #portraits  #asian  #poet  #actor  #connect  #photographer  #kindness  #friends  #hat  #me  #mrhappy  #flowers  #picture  #pics  #analog  #analogphotography  #network 
Hello Portland!!! So these two wonderful artists and myself have been turning our poetry to motion, making theatre from words we wrote ourselves! 
Egad!
What fun!
We've called it Arc!
Come join us for an hour long show about trauma and storytelling.
Thursday and Friday
5/31 & 6/1
Northwest Children's Theatre
1819 NW Everett St.
7:30pm
$5+ donation at the door.

Yay!

#arc #theatre #poetry #devised #work #blocks #herosjourney #journey #newwork
#trauma #healing #love
Hello Portland!!! So these two wonderful artists and myself have been turning our poetry to motion, making theatre from words we wrote ourselves! Egad! What fun! We've called it Arc! Come join us for an hour long show about trauma and storytelling. Thursday and Friday 5/31 & 6/1 Northwest Children's Theatre 1819 NW Everett St. 7:30pm $5+ donation at the door. Yay! #arc  #theatre  #poetry  #devised  #work  #blocks  #herosjourney  #journey  #newwork  #trauma  #healing  #love 
Going back in time on Mother's Day. Photos of photos. My mom. My dad. All those good times. My mom and I chilling in Newport. Also, when I was a wee one, my dad brought us all over the place. Italy, France, Belgium.

#mom #mothersday #mother #past #memory #childhood #love #travel #italy #coliseum #travel #fun #dad #father #treasure #telescope #goofy #newport #family
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It's been a while. ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Translation provided in slide! โžก๏ธ
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#drawing #receipts #arteceipts #art #doodle #story #manga #cartoon #villains #villain #bad #cat #colnelcat #frog #scientist #chiefscientist #throne #japanese #kanji #hiragana #weapon #gorgon #beam #laser #dark #darkmagic #forbidden #sinister #power #uhoh
I feel cute today. My apartment also finally has furniture, right as I'm getting ready for another move. I've been wanting the right size bookcase for about two years.
Also: it looks like my phone has a Marvin the Martian antenna on it. 
Also also: my jacket looks like it crash landed as if it had a real rough day.

#bedhead #wokeuplikethis #selfie #mirror #love #selflove #mrhappy #posture #light #furniture #apartment #adulting #guitar #vest #hair
So one of my work avenues is figure modeling for visual artists, and today I worked for the first time at The Drawing Studio on Division. One artist, Ruth Reimann, painted this and I thought it was so cool and wanted to share it. 
Posted with permission from artist.

#art #figure #figurepainting #work #figuredrawing #paint #painting #colors #beautiful #sitting #pose #artists #wow #loveit #sit #still
Fancy days with loving air are best of days with no compare.

#suit #flowers #love #yes #selfie #elephant #elephants #tie #venus
Is it just me or is this extraordinarily interesting or maybe ironic to see a used doggie bag by this very colorful fire hydrant. But wow the colors
#420 #isthisironic #likebutwow #interesting #thingsthesedays
The shoot for #TheLegendofStella went so well with @pencil.ink.productions!
What a great crew. What a great cast. What a great script. What a great time. Long live the nerds in all our heart of hearts.
๐Ÿ“ธ @hotkarlproductions
@billchristensen
#shortfilm #nerd #nerds #filmmaking #movies #movie #filmshoot #shoot #elvish #combat #actor #actorslife #magic #love #lovewhatido #indie #portland #local
Charlie, the doggo, at the frst read for The Legend of Stella!

#shortfilm #dog #script #film #acting #actorslife #firstread #doodle
๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ†IT'S HERE!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰โ™พ
๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ฑThe Inner Demon Plushie!!๐Ÿ‘ปโ™ฅ๏ธ
@lubellwoo launched and commanded a most fantastic Kickstarter project for her 100 Demon Dialogues. It's incredible: addressing everything from confidence to creative hindrances like imposter syndrome. This booger is a powerful symbol for me. May we all continue to love ourselves completely. 
Every. Bit. Even our darkest parts.
I highly recommend you check out her work and support her.๐Ÿ†โ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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#happy #demon #demons #100demondialogues #lucybellwood #plushie #omg #celebrate #love #shadow #blessed๐Ÿ™ #awesome
๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ†IT'S HERE!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽ‰โ™พ ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ฑThe Inner Demon Plushie!!๐Ÿ‘ปโ™ฅ๏ธ @lubellwoo launched and commanded a most fantastic Kickstarter project for her 100 Demon Dialogues. It's incredible: addressing everything from confidence to creative hindrances like imposter syndrome. This booger is a powerful symbol for me. May we all continue to love ourselves completely. Every. Bit. Even our darkest parts. I highly recommend you check out her work and support her.๐Ÿ†โ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ . . . https://www.patreon.com/LucyBellwood . . . #happy  #demon  #demons  #100demondialogues  #lucybellwood  #plushie  #omg  #celebrate  #love  #shadow  #blessed ๐Ÿ™ #awesome 
Found this in the list of @kinderpics from the closing dance of Chitra, the Girl Prince at the NW Children's Theatre. One of my favorite moments was, on a different day than this one though at the same pause in the music, dabbing for the audience and my family. I don't dab on the reg, but I had no idea there was such a surefire way to get a crowd of children to lose their minds and think I'm the coolest thing since the internet was invented.
Missing this show a bunch.
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#chitra #arjun #girlprince #nwct #theatre #childrenstheatre #dancing #bollywood #dance #actor #actors #actorslife #color #memory #up #love #fun #yes #goodtimes
Found this in the list of @kinderpics from the closing dance of Chitra, the Girl Prince at the NW Children's Theatre. One of my favorite moments was, on a different day than this one though at the same pause in the music, dabbing for the audience and my family. I don't dab on the reg, but I had no idea there was such a surefire way to get a crowd of children to lose their minds and think I'm the coolest thing since the internet was invented. Missing this show a bunch. . . . #chitra  #arjun  #girlprince  #nwct  #theatre  #childrenstheatre  #dancing  #bollywood  #dance  #actor  #actors  #actorslife  #color  #memory  #up  #love  #fun  #yes  #goodtimes 
@livingprism really put together an amazing evening. 
Dancing, tea, flowers, O the music. Hit me with that bass some more. C'mon.
Thank you @confetti_interrupted and @treesphinx for the amazing face art.
@livingprism really put together an amazing evening. Dancing, tea, flowers, O the music. Hit me with that bass some more. C'mon. Thank you @confetti_interrupted and @treesphinx for the amazing face art.
I'm so gonna miss this show.
Chitra, thr Girl Prince closes at the Northwest Children's Theatre tomorrow Sat 3/3 12p and 4p.

https://nwcts.secure.force.com/ticket
๐Ÿ“ธ. David Kinder @kinderpics

#doublepost #doublefun #chitra #girlprince #dancing #fighting #northwestchildrenstheater #nwct #arjun #arjuna #theatre #stagefighting #childrenstheatre #closing #closingnight #leaveitonthestage