April Yvette Thompson is truly a source of inspiration for actors. If you are feeling like you can't, just subscirbe to her newsletter it's a daily infusion of positive energy that wil refill your faith in your talent, ability and grit.
I got her newsletter today and in it was just what I needed to hear today.
My favorite part was advising the friends and loved ones of actors
"So if you're.... a friend, family member of an artist, stop asking them for constant updates, you're not helping. If you want to be supportive, then congratulate them on their successes. Google them or go to their website or read their newsletter.
If none of these things exist, then turn to that artist and say to them, "I believe in you, how can I best support your work?"
And if you can't say that and really be prepared to show up for them with attention, time or financial support, then be quiet.
Reserve your opinions about their choices to yourself and before you open your mouth, consider how you would feel if someone said to you what you're about to say to then.
They didn't ask you to believe in or sacrifice for their dreams, so they don't deserve your passive aggressive prying or critique. (The New York Times has that brillantly covered for the whole world to see)"
Wanna read more... check out her blog Artists' Arsenal Blog...and be revitalized and empowered. Thank you April Yvette Thompson.