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On curly hair, authenticity, gender roles, culture and Instagram friends

This post started as an Instagram caption for this photo, and suddenly, I realized it was a blog post about my naturally curly hair, so here we are. “Here’s my silly ‘omg look at this greenhouse full of plants’ face,” it began, because indeed, this photo was taken on a video shoot inside a greenhouse and […]

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My extremely fancy and beautiful Christmas cactus. ❤️ If you’re kind to them and give them a little space, these super enduring plants will live for decades and decades. (There was a story a few years ago about a family in Montana who had a 145-yo one.) #nerdforplants #christmascactus
My extremely fancy and beautiful Christmas cactus. ❤️ If you’re kind to them and give them a little space, these super enduring plants will live for decades and decades. (There was a story a few years ago about a family in Montana who had a 145-yo one.) #nerdforplants #christmascactus
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Buzzword Shark

As I wrote about at greater length than I shall here, Buzzword Shark, at long last, is back in a new form. WTF is that you ask? As of today, it’s a Tumblr site and Instagram account making fun of idiotic, elitist, exclusionary buzzwordy jargon. Only, I’ve been collecting the words for seven years. 

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Swipe for triptych of reactions to “hello dowg!”
Swipe for triptych of reactions to “hello dowg!”
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Opening monologue: Volunteering

Opening monologue from the volunteering episode of The Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio: Listen to full show >> This week on the Saturday Night Special, we’re taking a look at volunteerism and philanthropy– but I don’t necessarily mean philanthropy like Bill Gates foundation level stuff, but rather, the kind of giving that we can […]

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Someone cut a glasses-shaped hole in the bus window shade and this bus is awesomer for it
Someone cut a glasses-shaped hole in the bus window shade and this bus is awesomer for it
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Opening monologue: Academy Awards 2018

Opening monologue from the Academy Awards episode of The Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio: Listen to full show >> The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced this week, launching the latest round of conversations in and about the entertainment industry.

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Pretty good hair game today #365feministselfie
Pretty good hair game today #365feministselfie
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Opening Monologue: on mentorship

From the 1/13/18 Saturday Night Special program on WGN Radio: We tackle a variety of themes each week on the Saturday Night Special, from pop culture to politics. Sometimes, we pick the theme based on something we’re simply interested in, sometimes because a listener asked a questions that we’d like the answer to as well, […]

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Inside plants dgaf if winter is still lurking its slow ass around and are all like MY DUDES IT IS TIME TO BLOOM *WHOOSHHHH* #nerdforplants
Inside plants dgaf if winter is still lurking its slow ass around and are all like MY DUDES IT IS TIME TO BLOOM *WHOOSHHHH* #nerdforplants
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Greetings from Nashville

Yo, from Nashville. Indeed, Strangewaze is representing in Nashville this week! At the PCMA convention (the convention for convention and tourism pros– kinda meta-meta but it’s really quite cool), I presented a DIY video strategy workshop at the start of the conference at the gorgeous and LEED Gold-certified Music City Center, and have since been holding […]

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This is at the State/Lake train station and now here if anyone needs it
This is at the State/Lake train station and now here if anyone needs it
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Opening monologue: body and mind wellness

Opening monologue from the body and mind wellness episode of The Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio: Listen to full show >> It’s the first episode of the Saturday Night Special in 2018 and, to be sure, we are talking about how to make the year ahead a great one– in particular body and mind […]

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Opening monologue: climate and weather

Opening monologue from Saturday Night Special on WGN Radio (listen to full show): With Hurricane Irma making landfall in mere hours in Florida after devastating the Caribbean… and with wildfires raging through significant patches of land west of the Mississippi River, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the environmental-related events happening in our world. […]

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FILM DAY, AF and @strangewaze_productions represent. Top: tonight rn at @mezclamediacollective event at @evolveher to refine pitches, dig deep on #filmmakingwhilefemale strategy, grants, and career development while helping each other out in the process // Right: this morning at @docyourworld Midwest Peer Pitch which started w well-represented male filmmakers but we, the female filmmakers, took over and brought it, if I do say so myself // Left: this afternoon prior to speaking w high school social justice documentary film class (entirely female!)
FILM DAY, AF and @strangewaze_productions represent. Top: tonight rn at @mezclamediacollective event at @evolveher to refine pitches, dig deep on #filmmakingwhilefemale strategy, grants, and career development while helping each other out in the process // Right: this morning at @docyourworld Midwest Peer Pitch which started w well-represented male filmmakers but we, the female filmmakers, took over and brought it, if I do say so myself // Left: this afternoon prior to speaking w high school social justice documentary film class (entirely female!)