Good morning!

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It’s been a while. In 2016 I started posting daily, then weekly then never. I’m ready to come back. This week I’ll start with a bit of an update.

I wrote my first TV Pilot and full length play! I’m really proud of these pieces.

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Next step is rewrites over the summer. Why summer? I’m am directing two one act plays. I started working on the plays over the holidays and they both open at the end of April. Once the plays run their course, I will have more time to devote to rewrites.

I’m loving the directing process. It’s been so much fun creating a thing from nothing. The first play is 8 minutes and shows why 3 different women decided to have an abortion. This play was written in response to Pussygate and the huge number of male politicians trying to legislate women’s lady parts. I go to the doctor A LOT in relation to severe issues with my period. I was really frustrated that because abortion is such a divisive issue there’s a constant threat of losing access to all gynecological care. Luckily a lot of those bills in 2016 did not pass.

The second play is about asexuality. Someone who is asexual does not experience sexual attraction. This play is more personal. A lot of the feelings in the play come from my own struggles with my sexuality and dating. I hated the traditional romcom way of dating but never had an alternative example. I’m writing the thing I wish existed for me as a teenager. This is the play I am most nervous about because asexuality is not widely known. So far everyone has been super supportive of the piece.

What have I been reading?

I listened to the novel Heartburn by Nora Ephron and it was delightful. It is funny and heartwarming and neurotic. Tonally it reminded me a lot of The Devil Wears Prada. When Andy in “Prada” grew up, this would be her sequel.

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The Billfold now has a patreon!

Writer & Poet living in SoCal. Plant lady. Always has too many questions. Name pronounced (Air-e-on-uh)

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