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Orchid

Painted Lady. Brass Acrobat. Aerialist. Snake Charmer. Jill-Of-All-Trades. Nerdery Enthusiast. Show-off. Writer. Photographer. Doodler. Cheese, all the cheese.

Something To Strive To

Written by Orchid on August 19th, 2013. Posted in Blog

I can’t help myself, I watch this video on a regular basis whenever I feel like I’m stuck.  Claudel is a gorgeous, energetic and captivating performer.  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.

Family Ties

Written by Orchid on August 19th, 2013. Posted in Blog

I envy those with deep family roots and traditions. Those with a history and a legacy of heritage. Such Feelings churn within my restless heart.

My family has been broken into so many pieces. Like a priceless vase that has been chipped away at bit by bit. As solitary pieces we are nothing. Just shards of decorative porcelain that were once a part of something greater. My edges are worn smooth with years of solitude and grief. I miss my father. And my grandfathers. Their memories have been scattered to the merciless winds of time. No first hand account of what they lived through has ever been recorded and now must be passed down. But not one will step forward to do so. They all live their lives in selfishness and secrecy. Each out to further their own agendas with little regard for those with whom they share a sanguine bond. Nobody calls, nobody writes and everyone blames someone other than themselves for loosing touch.

I like to think that if nothing else I have enough scraps of my history to cling to, so as to prevent complete and crushing anguish from running my life into the ground. And cling to them I will, for dear life. For each one sparks a memory and that is all I have left.

I must forge ahead in this life alone and make my own way. At least my shard of porcelain, with its smooth edges and faded flowers, is beautiful.

(This blog originally posted on my old account March 2013)

Gender Equality

Written by Orchid on August 19th, 2013. Posted in Blog

DISCLAIMER: This is all subject to my opinion and interpretations of what I see and experience. The statements here-in are not indefinite, infallible or absolute.

Watching Mona Lisa Smile. Contemplating the roles society continues to try and force men and women into and the unfair standards in place. Women must be intelligent, attractive, patient, yielding and sexually respectable while also being strong, independent and thick-skinned.

Men may philander and booze their way through life with little or no judgement from society. They do not have to answer for how many women they bed whereas women must answer for every notch on her bedpost regardless of what gender said bed partners are.

BUT: Men must have a car, a job and a financial plan for their future. They must be the bread-winners, the initiators and the leaders. They must help form and shape our society and protect it. As if our society really needed protection from itself.

If we as a society truly desire “gender equality” there are steps that must be taken. We need to stop focusing on what gender somebody is or identifies with. We also need to throw away everything we think we know in regard to what men should do and what women should do, and also what they, according to their gender, must absolutely not do.

(This blog originally written in spring 2013)

Drowning in Nepotism

Written by Orchid on August 16th, 2013. Posted in Blog

This town is so saturated in nepotism it’s ridiculous. People are not typically hired based on the merits of their talents, experience or professionalism, they are most often hired based primarily on who they know.

Portland, you are going to lose out on all of the genuinely talented people if you keep letting them fall by the wayside while you continue to only do favors for your friends. In the real world people are hired based on work experience, character and abilities. Get with it kids.

Performers, please do not think you are exempt from this rant.  Not speaking up for yourselves only serves to perpetuate the problem.  If you’re unhappy, there isn’t a single reason you should feel incapable of finding a mature and professional manner in which to address your concerns.

All of this is certainly not meant to imply that if you have talented friends that you shouldn’t hire them. Many connections are made based on such relationships. My point is rather that before you pass over someone who is truly qualified because you want to do your friend a favor, take a moment to consider your choice.

Furthermore: I am very thankful to all of the people I know who have helped me along in my career and I am forever in your debt for giving me a chance to share my passion for performance with the world. When I become rich and famous, you will all be on the list of people I owe a portion of my success to.

Church of HIVE at Star Theater

Written by Orchid on July 24th, 2013. Posted in All The Info, Blog

Tonight marks a milestone for me in that I have found success in landing a chance to perform at Star Theater for Church of HIVE.   Come one, come all (as long as you’re over 21) and let me amaze you.

ChurchOfHive01

Bonjour

Written by Orchid on July 18th, 2013. Posted in Blog

Welcome to my awesome page full of awesomeness.

Bonjour

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