…Appreciate the small victories. Not every opportunity is a big opportunity but can lead to bigger opportunities. Take time for gratitude.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kristin West. Kristin is an award-winning actress, producer and talk show host. When she’s not scaring people on big and small screens in horror movies, she’s interviewing top names in self-help and culture. Kristin is also a body positivity and hunger awareness advocate.
My mother had me audition for our local production of “Charlotte’s Web” when I was seven, and I’ve been entertaining people ever since. I still have the statue our director gave us of Wilbur as a keepsake.
I used to be so scared of horror movies. I could barely watch any! Since I act in horror flicks regularly now, I don’t scare so easily.
The first time I was ever on a movie set, I didn’t realize the principal actors had microphones. I kept thinking to myself, “Why are they here? You can’t hear them!” So many years on stage had conditioned me to be loud so I could be heard, and I just didn’t realize that wasn’t as big of concern working in front of a camera.
I am currently broadcasting Season 3 of “Horror Talk with Kristin West”, a talk show for the horror fan community. I regularly co-host “What Women Want” — and we discuss exactly that!
I am also a recurring character on “Donna on the Go”, designed to raise awareness for people with disabilities. It follows the struggles and triumphs of Donna as she navigates challenges associated with disabilities.
“The Carting Call” just debuted on Bitmovio, a blockchain-based entertainment streaming service, which is the future of movie distribution. It’s exciting to be part of this technological development, doing what I love — acting!
I chat up some of your favorite horror stars about horror and interesting tidbits in their personal lives. Recently, I spoke with actress Dee Wallace (Cujo, E.T., The Hills Have Eyes) about her gifts of clairaudient channeling and award-winning composer Alan Howarth about how he rented the Great Pyramid in Egypt. They were both very friendly!
From time to time, you need to ask yourself “why”. Why are you doing this? What have you learned?
Also, appreciate the small victories. Not every opportunity is a big opportunity but can lead to bigger opportunities. Take time for gratitude.
I admire the work that No Kid Hungry does. Even in such a wealthy country as the U.S., one out of six children face hunger. This is not just a food issue. It affects children’s learning. It affects their development. Childhood hunger is an issue that is beyond food.
I love what’s being done about minimizing food waste. I’d love for children to have gardens at school where they could take fruits and vegetables that they grow home to their families. I grew up in a rural area, so I had some agricultural classes when growing up, but you don’t need to live in a rural area to garden.
“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” That has been very relevant to me at this time. Everyone and every situation is potentially a teacher for you. Some lessons are fun. Some are not, but if you commit to learning, you’ll always come out ahead.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my high school drama and speech and debate teacher Rick Dorn. I remember being nervous about my first high school public speaking tournament. I thought I bombed my first round. Somehow, I advanced. He told me, “You got this.” I ended up placing in the tournament and so many of the skills he taught me I use today.
I’d love to have breakfast with Melissa McCarthy. I’ve admired her career path for a long time.