Fear is simply your greatness, rearing up inside of you like a tidal wave of adrenaline. Embrace it. Revel in the feeling of fear, because that is your power.
I’m a writer, mama, and past-life opera singer - a tiny soprano with a unique combination of singing fearlessness, understanding of character and story, personal presence expertise, energy alchemy and operatic divaesque flair.
I have sung for royalty and performed leading roles on the greatest opera stages of the world. When I retired from opera at the age of 30, I believe my exact words were “So, that was fun. What’s next?” Now as an opera singing teacher and consultant I do my damnedest to inspire my singers to be passionate, intention-driven artists who know what the hell it is they’re getting into, how to flourish and how to survive.
I bring my operatic understanding of story, character, spectacle and musical interweaving to my writing for the screen.
I’m a mama - with my husband I have four beautiful, incredible children who are my teachers and my best friends. And with that comes frustration, exhaustion, bliss. Best thing, ever.
But here -
I explore story, screenwriting, music and living fearlessly, and share my own journey through the creative process. Needless to say, I will occasionally explore the challenges that come with being an artist with a large family. But generally, this is a positive, inspired place for me to be the best version of myself, and hopefully encourage you to do the same.
Get started by watching this : in 2010 for my old blog Sing Your Truth (now offline) I even assembled a crazy band of bloggers from all over the world to sing a karaoke version of “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, all in the name of fearlessness – including James Chartrand from Men with Pens and Johnny B Truant. Watch it here.
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