It bothers me so much when people say that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm Syndrome. It is about a girl’s love for her father and being able to look beyond appearances — and about how amazing books are. The Beast has lessons to give too. He is a symbol of self-loathing toxic masculinity who then discovers what true masculinity, bravery, and selflessness involve.
I developed a lot of new talent for Gainesville, including Dr. Sinn\\\\\\\'s Freak Island Musical Sideshow, Breakaway Burlesque, several community theatre contributors, and several young creatives at the Hippodrome Summer Spectacular theatre camp.
I am a prize-winning academic author, and have had my journalistic work published in several outlets.
I have collaborated with and fundraised for dozens of local, regional, and national non-profits.
I singlehandedly audited thousands of pages of content for a college website, to transform into an ADA-compliant masterpiece.
I produced and organized dozens of empowering art shows and theatre productions in Gainesville, Florida.