Advice, Childhood, Uncategorized

Identity

I have been called a variety of names in my life. My birth certificate says my name is Chanelle Davis. That's not my name. That name wasn't even chosen for me. When I was seven I learned to write out Chanelle in cursive. I loved it. I would start with the curve of the capital… Continue reading Identity

Advice, Childhood, Family, Uncategorized

The Art of Not Giving A F***k.

I was a very emotional kid. I was a people pleaser. I think this stemmed from being adopted - I think most adopted kids struggle with feeling unwanted - even the very fortunate ones like me who were adopted and chosen by amazing families. I worried about people liking me and would take it very… Continue reading The Art of Not Giving A F***k.

Friendship, Relationships, Uncategorized

True Friends

In my entry, "Birds of a Feather", I gave some examples of people who are bad friends and traits of people who can't be trusted.  Some of you challenged me to do a follow up on the kind of people we should embrace as friends, instead of just who to avoid. Challenge accepted.   The… Continue reading True Friends

Theatre, Uncategorized

Tips on Getting Into Character for Actors.

Here is a quick lesson in how you get into character when acting. Knowing your lines is a good place to start. In order to get into character you must first know your character. (The quicker you know your lines, the more time you have to act your character in rehearsals. You cannot learn your… Continue reading Tips on Getting Into Character for Actors.