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Fresh update on "mara" discussed on Blocked and Reported

Blocked and Reported

02:22 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "mara" discussed on Blocked and Reported

"Trans people on twitter. The stakes are higher and getting ousted for the community is worse than you experience version of that because you were like in with like some radical queers and they really did cut you out of their lives in a way i never to deal with just because i had more normally france right about what you said in the beginning there. I think that obviously the right has like weaponising this term and is using it in some cases to sort of make excuses or or or or sort of distract people from from like genuine accusations of genuine wrongdoing. That's for sure happening But i think that the reason that the right has keyed on on cancel culture is because they have correctly diagnosed at that. It's a problem on the left and that left is care about it in a way that wingers might not even care about themselves when it's done in their own communities. I'm not actually sure. That's true or speculating. But the reason they've done like they're onto something. It is a real problem. The issue is that when marco rubio talks about it or matt gaetz talks about it. Whoever or tucker carlson constantly talks about it it makes it difficult for people like us who are coming at this not not because we wanted to destroy the left but because we're worried about the left and we want to improve. The left makes us look bad. So i wish they would shut the fuck up about it and of course they won't but i wish they would. Yeah and i mean a lot of the right wing. Figures that that rail against this are hypocrites because they participated in gleefully when it suits them. But yeah again. It's just like sort of this idea that if you accept that cancel culture is real. You're giving fuel to the right. I i completely disagree with that. But again i mostly what she's saying. She sounds like she knows what she's talking about. Jesse so i want to play one more clip for you but before that a little bit of background So after this march twenty six tweet went viral. Lindsay ellis was trending on twitter for this anti-asian apparently anti-asian tweet So people do the things that they always do. Which is they went back in her twitter history and her youtube history and they dredged up everything that she has been accused of a like all various problematic instances and so she goes in the video and she addresses all of them one by one not actually know she says it's not comprehensive so not all of them some things she does genuinely apologize for like at one point mara wilson Child former child star..

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

The Investigation Guru

02:05 min | Last week

The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

"Without further. Ado i present to you. The case of more murray mars early life more was born on may fourth nineteen eighty two in hanson massachusetts. The fourth child of fred and laurie. She had two brothers an older brother. Fred and a younger brother. Kurt and two sisters kathleen and julie. Both older parents divorced when she was six and moved in with her mother. After her parents split she graduated from whitman. Hanson regional high school where. She was a star athlete on the school. Track team an excellent student. She scored a fourteen twenty on her. Sat and was accepted a west point which the united states military academy where she studied chemical engineering for three semesters she was released from west point on an honor violation for stealing five dollars worth of makeup after her dismissal from west point she transferred to the university of massachusetts amherst to study events prior to her disappearance in november of two thousand three free months before her disappearance maura admitted to using stolen credit card to order food from several restaurants. Discharge was dismissed after three months of good behavior on saturday february seventh two thousand and four two days before her disappearance morris. Father fred awry. Am i to take more a car. Shopping and later went to dinner with mara and whatever friends when they were done with dinner more dropped her father office motel room and borrowed his toyota corolla to return to campus to attend dorm party. She arrived at the party at ten thirty. Pm and left at two thirty the following morning at three thirty that morning one day before she disappeared she struck a guardrail on route. Nine in hadley causing nearly ten thousand dollars worth of damage to her father's car. No field sobriety test was conducted so she went to that party and probably got drunk and started driving. Her dad's car ran into a guardrail. One day before she disappeared and cost ten thousand dollars worth of damage to his core. The cops didn't feel the need to do any kind of sobriety test interesting.

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Simulations Come to Life

Innovation Now

00:51 sec | 3 weeks ago

Simulations Come to Life

"Computer. Modeling can be used to look at everything that could happen. End to end from the moment a spacecraft touches the atmosphere to the time it comes to rest on the surface of another planet. Here's carly's i'm walt. A flight mechanics engineer at nasa langley research center to explain this. Integrative approach to engineering so we do a lot of work in the computer based world. and it's our job to understand the different components of the spacecraft and pull those altogether in the simulation to give an estimate of how the vehicles going to perform during flight. So mara something. Tony is very exciting. A lot of people. We'll go to whole careers and never see a project through to the end where we're really lucky in this program so we get a chance to see on some occasions emission land. Which is i think an unbelievable experience to actually see all together and see it come to life

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Biden to give primetime address to honor pandemic anniversary

WNYC Programming

00:30 sec | Last month

Biden to give primetime address to honor pandemic anniversary

"Announcing that President Biden will make his first primetime national address Thursday more from NPR's Mara Liasson. Thursday's the first anniversary of the cove ID shutdowns, and Biden has paid special attention to marking milestones, both grim and hopeful. During the pandemic. He held a ceremony to honor the half a million fatalities from Cove it and the 50 million vaccines administered against it. Thursday is also the one year anniversary of the World Health Organization. Declaring Cove in 19 a pandemic.

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CDC signs off on Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:19 sec | Last month

CDC signs off on Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

"Third vaccine to prevent the virus, the FDA yesterday clearing a Johnson and Johnson shot That works with just one dose instead of to health experts of anxiously awaited the one and done option help speed vaccinations. One dose was 85% protective against the most severe covered 19. Security forces and me and Mara period

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Mayor Turner says many Houston-area residents remain without water, despite water pressure being normalized

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | Last month

Mayor Turner says many Houston-area residents remain without water, despite water pressure being normalized

"Mara Liasson NPR News. Most of Texas has its water back after deadly winter stores barreled through the South last week. About a million people are still out. But Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says even though water treatment plants are back online, it doesn't mean people have water. Even though the power has been restored. And even though the water pressure has normalized for many people across our region, they have busted pipes. They had to turn off the water, and they're still in need of water and food. The water problems are not limited to Texas. The Associated Press reports more than 40,000 water customers in Louisiana lack water, so the

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Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

"To have you with US. People took to the streets around me and Mara Day after security forces shot and killed two people at a demonstration in the country's second biggest city. Many of the protests is like those who killed our workers from the railway or truckers and civil servants who've been taking part in a civil disobedience campaign against the Genter. The funeral was also helped for a young woman who was killed by police in the capital Nappy towel on February the ninth two days before her 20th birthday. Her death was the first confirmed death amongst thousands of protesters who've rallied against the February 1st cute that toppled the elected government of unsound Souci when her body was released along motorized procession began a drive to the cemetery. In Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, about 1000 demonstrators on it the woman under an

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As Myanmar Mourns Slain Protesters, Military Junta Threatens More Violence

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

As Myanmar Mourns Slain Protesters, Military Junta Threatens More Violence

"Mara as police opened fire on protesters there. 20 Others were also injured. It's the worst violence in two weeks of protests in some military coup there. CBS is Rami Inocencio has more on Andrews is the U. N special representative on me and Mark. This is the people who have tasted freedom. They've tasted democracy. They are not going back to authoritarian rule, but the junta is holding onto power. This week, police broke up a protest in northern contend state barricaded Yangon's iconic Sul, a pagoda from protesters. And use water cannons, rubber bullets and live around pushing back in so called civil disobedience Movement. State Department spokesman

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Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2; Facebook Removes Military Page

BBC World Service

01:04 min | 2 months ago

Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2; Facebook Removes Military Page

"Shea. Thousands of people have again taken to the streets in Myanmar cities to protest against this month's coup despite the deaths of two demonstrators after the security forces opened fire in Mandalay on Saturday. United Nations, the United States, Britain and France have strongly condemned the use of force His Celia Hatton in bright red paint protesters and Mandalay have written We don't accept military coup the letters so large they stretch across a major street on social media. Some say the protests in Myanmar second city are larger than on Saturday when two demonstrators were killed to show the authorities The crowds won't be intimidated by violence. Across me and Mara. Thousands have been marching peacefully to demand a return to democracy. Facebook has deleted the main page of the Myanmar military. The company said it had removed the page in accordance with its policy on prohibiting the incitement of violence. The Burmese armed forces have used Facebook to advance claims in support of their overthrow of the civilian government.

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Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:34 sec | 2 months ago

Myanmar police fire at demonstrators, killing two

"Security Forces and me and Mara opened fire on a crowd of protesters today, killing two people. Michael Sullivan reports. Demonstrations are continuing three weeks after the military overthrew the nation's democratically elected government.

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Street Photography in New York City, with Gerard Exupery

This Week in Photo

06:36 min | 2 months ago

Street Photography in New York City, with Gerard Exupery

"Back to another episode of this week and photo. I'm your host frederik van johnson today on the show got gerard exupery. He's a veteran new york city based street photographer. That knows more about street photography than than or has forgotten more about it than i probably will ever know about street photography. We're gonna dive into that a little bit as well as what. It's like shooting in and around new york city now and before pandemic all that stuff going to talk about gear all this stuff so gerard. Welcome to the show man. How's it going very well. Glad to be here. Yeah it is good to hear man. I'm excited to chat. So we've got you know. The the john mara of photography. And then this genre of let's call it of photojournalism or that that world of shooting. What's the difference. What's the difference between street photography. And that i think that in journey with photo journalism you tend to think in terms of projects. Not just one image. You know a a series of images that tell a complete story and i think with straight photography. is generally just one image. Okay okay has got to tell the story one at a time. So let let's rewind back to the time to. Let's let's do origin story thing so cue. The flashback so the origin story of girard. Where what was that moment where you knew that. Okay i feel like. I need to be taking pictures of this. This amazing city. I live in well on my planet. We didn't really have photography. And when i came to earth. And i'm sorry all right more and you know it's funny. It's the only thing i've ever wanted to do since As far back as i can remember one of my earliest memories of my father staying his role affleck's in my hand. While i took the first picture took and which was a ship underneath the verrazano bridge and it just stuck in my mind. He passed away about a year after that. And you know. I it just all these feelings about photography and loss. Let's say i don't know all came together. And i just knew that this is the direction i wanted to go. Yeah yeah and it's a good direction. It's the world photography from my standpoint on of you agree with this but it's it's equal parts. Geeky ray is we like the technology and all that stuff and then it psychology you when you're dealing with the public and trying to get the right shot or get the shot or permission to do the shot and the you know the all of this stuff in between psychology science physics wrapped up into the time machine that we call a camera to fast forward to now the president or the recent the recent present. Let's call it like this last this past five five or so years me decade your adventures in and around new york city. The i can't imagine being a street photographer. There for just an extended period of time when i'm there is overload. It's just like what. Do i take pictures of two months. It's too much going on you get analysis paralysis. What would have been some of the standout experiences you've had in city over the past decade or so that you like okay. I got to tell this bar story. Wow pick were got to pick one. I think defining Well this is. It's further back than ten years but sure for for the finding event was i was involved in a robbery and a camera store. And it's a long story but rather traumatic thing. Somebody was killed and and i got roughed up a little bit and it was it was. It wasn't pleasant. But it was. After that i i realized well putting yourself out there making yourself vulnerable and taking pictures strangers asking or you know. I don't think covertly taking pictures of people is for me. It's just not right so if you're going to ask or you're just going to be obvious bat it you've got to put yourself out and up until that point I didn't know what i was expecting to happen but After that i figured well. What's the worst that can happen. I already found out what the worst that can happen. And it really It helped me in. Maybe be taught me to be very aware of my surroundings almost in a comfortable way though. So that okay. Let's not ever forget. I've gone into situations where drug dealers on a corner. And i was taking a picture of this house that was closed and abandoned actually in patterson not beard city paterson new jersey which is really exciting. We've got a water tower waterfall. There you go and a crappy movie was made by. Jim jarmusch bad it. It lasts two years ago and any case so i am standing there taking pictures and You know. I hear this guy walking up to me and it was interesting because there were like three. Get two or three guys on each corner but not the corner i was on the house was and i'm i'm taking pictures and i hit. This guy comes up behind the camera up to my eye. And i can hear him. I'm aware of him and he said. Hey what are you doing. I told them flat out. I'm taking pictures of buildings that have been foreclosed on You know and properties that have been abandoned families that have gone kicked out. And what have you. And he goes off and you know then he goes How much do you think they want that house i should. Oh i don't know but whatever it is going to be pretty cheap

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Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:12 min | 2 months ago

Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan

"President biden is on the road this week. He wants congress to pass his one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package. And so he's making the case for it directly to american citizens last night. He was in wisconsin for a town hall produced by cnn. and host. anderson. Cooper asked the question. When is every american. Who wants it going to be able to get vaccine by the end of july this year. Npr national political correspondent. Mara liasson is good morning mar. Good morning joe. Biden took a lot of questions about vaccines and also a lot of questions about when schools are going to reopen. How yes school. Openings have become a really controversial issue and a potential vulnerability for the white house. The republicans have been saying that biden is not being aggressive enough on something that too. Many americans is the most important signal of getting back to normal. In addition to the many reasons why it's important for kids and parents to get schools open and one of the reasons that this could be potentially damaging for the white house is that the president's press secretary had set a remarkably low bar of what biden meant by school opening. She said that he wants half of them. Having in person instruction one day per week by the end of his first one hundred days last night biden said that was a mistake in communications. He wants to see k. Through eight classes back five days a week. Here's what he said. We'll be close to that. At the end of the first hundred days you'd have a significant percentage them being able to be opened my rent. My guess is they're going to probably be pushing to open all for all summer to continue like it's different semester days a week or a. I think many of them have five days week. The goal we five days a week. So that's a more ambitious goal. But as biden pointed out is a state and locally controlled thing can set goals put out guidelines. But it's not up to him. Speaking of ambitious he still wants one point nine trillion dollars. There are critics of his plan. There are economists. also who say that's just too much money it seems like biden is saying. Let me make the case to the people who are suffering and explain why we need one point nine trillion. Yes and he did that last night. He pointed out the polls show that many republicans even trump voters are support. The package the package has very very high approval ratings and even though it's not popular with republican members of congress biden also defended the price tag saying. There's a consensus among economists. About spending more rather than less. And you know both biden's treasury secretary janet yellen and the fed chair. Jerome powell have both said that a bigger package is better and if it does spark inflation they can handle that. What's unclear is if the package will get any republican support in congress. Despite those bipartisan talks. You know senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell told the wall street journal that he thinks the first step to unify republicans and of course. They've been badly split. Deeply divided is to unify around to the relief package. This is what republicans did in two thousand and nine. when they opposed obama's stimulus

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Biden announces sanctions on Myanmar coup leaders

Morning Edition

03:57 min | 2 months ago

Biden announces sanctions on Myanmar coup leaders

"One of the preferred tools of his predecessor to punish military leaders and millet Myanmar sanctions. The U. S will freeze about $1 billion worth of Myanmar government assets held in the United States. Military leaders took control of the country in a coup earlier this month and yesterday, Biden called for a return to democracy there. Military must relinquish power it seized and demonstrate respect for the world of the people of Burma. As expressed in their November 8th election. The party of the deposed civilian leader on Song Souci swept those elections. She was detained in the coup, and for the past six days, protesters have filled streets throughout the country. Reporter Michael Sullivan has been following the events in Myanmar and joins us now from his base in neighboring Thailand. Good morning, Michael Good morning. Who exactly do these new sanctions target? We don't know for sure, the administration says details will come later this week, but I think it's pretty safe to say the coup leader, Senior General Men online is at the top of the list, along with a small circle of subordinates, basically the same bunch probably who are sanctioned by the U. S and 2019. For their role in the brutal crackdown against the Muslim minority Rohingya Amid allegations of genocide. President Biden also said the sanctions might not be limited to just the generals but include family members and business interests, too. It's not clear if that meant the family's business interests or the military's like the two very, very large military, one companies involved in all sorts of businesses that jade trade Helicon banks, etcetera, some of which have foreign investors or partners, who came after Western sanctions started being lifted in 2012 at the beginning of what look, then to be the start of me and March transition to Democratic rule Well, Michael, Me and Mara is closer to China and other Southeast Asian countries than it is to the U. S. So considering that how effective can these U. S sanctions be? Yeah, well, that's a good question. When President Biden says he wants to work with international partners toe urge other nations to join in these efforts, But it's going to be a slog not just with China but with other countries in the region and beyond Singapore. Japan, Thailand all jumped in after the opening in 2012 in some cases earlier and there's lots of money to be made in Myanmar and a lot to lose by turning against the generals. About China. It might not be happy with the coup, either. It got along just fine without some shoot on some sushi and their party, and there are some reports the military thought Souci and China were getting on far too well. Myanmar's generals don't really trust China don't like it, in part because of their own long fight against communist insurgents, and even today. China is said to provide weapons to some of the minority ethnic groups fighting Myanmar's military for more autonomy. China like things the way they were with him, some Souci, the military maybe not so much. Since Biden announced the sanctions on Wednesday have the military leaders in Myanmar said anything about that. Not yet, but they haven't been very concerned by sanctions in the past. I don't see them starting now. And of course, with all these people protesting, there's the concern about what might the Myanmar military do? Will anyone get hurt? How has the military responded so far? With restraint of the beginning, and then in the middle. It sort of got a little worse on Tuesday after it issued its veiled warning to prevent acts that violate what it called state's ability, state stability In the rule of law. Things did turn ugly and several places with water cannon and rubber bullets used by police and several different cities. But things to have calmed down since so they're happened. More rests of political figures. Nighttime curfews are in place in some areas. The protesters are still coming out every day in big numbers, and I don't see that changing unless the military shuts it down, forcibly definitively, And that's the big fear, because they've done it before reporter Michael

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House managers show senators previously unseen, graphic Capitol security footage from Jan. 6.

NPR News Now

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

House managers show senators previously unseen, graphic Capitol security footage from Jan. 6.

"Security footage of insurrectionists on day two former president donald trump senate trial they showed images of trump's supporters knocking down fences and fighting with police roaming the halls of the us capital but npr's mara liasson reports that their evidence was not focused solely on january sixth. It strikes me the what the house managers are trying to do is wide in the aperture as much as they can. It's not just about one speech. It's not just about one day. It's about a whole months. And months of priming his supporters to believe that they their voice and vote have will be stolen and then was stolen after he lost. Npr's mara

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Choose Your Family Wisely

Los Compas Lounge: a PSA for Brown Men

05:28 min | 3 months ago

Choose Your Family Wisely

"So this episode inspired by john. Laura who suggested that we dig deeper into a season one episode. We're looking at life priorities. So so this goes out to. John mara thank you john. Maura asked us a few questions in terms to dig a little deeper and the one that really stood out was like why do you have to choose your family in france. And how do you do with the backlash of choosing one or the other and we thought we we dig a little deeper into that with this topic and hobby. Yeah so we came up with that the ability to choose who you surround yourself with hoop which family which friend is around with. That's important you know and to why is it important. Well what's important is that you have the ability to choose many people. They they let other people choose for them you know. They're just going about their like you know. They want to coast through life without making decisions. They want other people to make decisions for them. But you know we we were twenty years ago. That's that was all man. You know what. I am the first one to be. You know when you give him to peer pressure and then certain people after a while people start categorizing all your this type of person. You're that type of person and then you start believing. Would other people say about you. Exactly how remember like in high school way back. We were like we're like social being just like regular people we want to belong right. I remember in high school I'll be the first one to say. Just like you hubby off by something all the leaders until they follow the neater but the important part is that that that we are the part that we want to share his. We have to recognize that relationships right. How you who you surround yourself with who you choose to build relationships with and julia choose to follow either. You're the follower your leader and unfortunately there's a lot of followers out there. When i was in high school. I remember my dad would tell me the gear on not recognize so for those. That don't know spanish. It's like tell me who you hang out with. And i'll tell you who you are you know and i saw my dad. You know. it's not my friends. It's me you know like i will go out with some friends and come home late or whatever it was i mean yeah i mean it's easy to look back and say like oh man you know i was wrong right there but we live forward. You know so a lot of people during that time like you know. Just go with the flow a lot of times. It's like oh let's do this. Let's do that. Let's do it and they're like this. There's times when when you need to be a follower and they're censoring. You need to be a leader because you're not born leader. I mean li leaders in leadership. Think those are qualities that you learn throughout life and And being a follower you're thinking and you're looking and you're observing you know who you're following you know and what you're learning from them And you know when you're in high school in your early twenties. Well you know you're you're still learning Still learning about life. You're learning how to reopen and early early early early. Eight seventeen sixteen folks. It's thirty s thing. I mean it's it's it's a process it's alive process you know and You know going back to To the original question you know. Why is it so hard. I think part of it is it might be are familial background might be our background going up wherever we grew up Because there might have been you know certain social normative where we grew up. you know. it's like you're only going to be this. You know you can only aspire to be that or you know what this is what your grandfather did. This is what your father did. So this is what you're gonna do. you know. I think that plays a part in it but once again there's gonna come a point in time when you had to put on the big boy pants and make a decision for yourself because ultimately you're no longer making a decision for yourself. You might be making decision for you and your partner for new and your and your family your kids or your your aging parents or your business you know and i think you know like i said that's a that's a process right there and how do you. How do you go about learning that process. Know we all mentioned you know. And i'm gonna mess him now mean i was. You know i was nowhere near leader. You know in my teens or twenties and i'll admit that because i was still learning. I was fumbling all over the place. Hell into my thirties. I was fumbling all over the place you know and but lisa was conscious and aware that and i was aware to know that i'm messing up not really anywhere until later on in life when i said okay you know. Now it's time to really focus

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Interview With Naomi Hirabayashi And Marah Lidey

Skimm'd from The Couch

05:17 min | 3 months ago

Interview With Naomi Hirabayashi And Marah Lidey

"Hey everyone it's currently. I'm really excited to introduce our guests. Today we have to bam mara lady. Anna hirabayashi are the co founders. Enco ceos of shine a digital self company. That's on a mission to make caring for mental and emotional health easier. Mara naomi actually started out as co workers at do something dot org before going out on their own shine started as their side hustle and now the platform has over four million active users. Mara naomi thank you so much for joining me. Welcome to skin from the couch. Thanks for having parlor excited to be here now. I have to say it's the first time since the pandemic that. I actually have seen two people on a couch. He can't see them as a podcast air literally sitting next to each other. And i'm like oh my gosh human contact. What does that link that. We're gonna jump in. And i'm going to ask each of you to scam your resume late. I can start. I moved to new york in two thousand six the same year that twitter came about so it was basically right when socially news coming on the map. I started at the weather channel and quickly realized that. Tv advertising was was changing in a major way and so got the opportunity to actually be this seventh employee of the first boutique. Social media marketing agency called attention. I got to be part of fast. Growing startup changed the way brands. Figure out how to adjust to this new world. Really connect with people over social and it was there that i started offering pro bono work for not for profits to use these new tools as a way to connect with people around their impacting ultimately get more donors or funding or whatever. It may be that. Let me do something. That was a client and became really passionate about what they were building and actually joined do something as director of marketing and later became the chief marketing officer there and was there for five years helping to scale the organization from zero to five million members and help young people. Gen z and millennials Find more ways to get involved in social action and it was there that i met morrisseau always been really passionate about how he used the new tools at our disposal to break the stigma build connections and raise awareness for the things that matter snap those fishing sam. I think my career started as a side hustle very similar to shine. I paid my way through college. I was the first in my family to go to college. In part of how i paid for college was so many a lot of creative side. hustles engaged. I always found a way to turn those into resume. Builders so i worked for current tv and worked with twitter early on in some of the early social networks as an intern. Part of what. I was doing was handing out swag on campus but i also turn those into internships air quotes that allowed me to get into a couple of really powerful opportunities that actually were really focused on getting more people of color to jobs in new york in in a digital internet. Mtv networks said learned a lot about digital in in a different way. What is the look like to engage people in kind of involve a platform. It started on tv and then went to a start up. Had a really really a fantastic time. One of the first employees at a fashion startup. That was a joint venture with american express. I learned a lot about what it looks like to merge kind of older brands with a new emerging brand that was very creative and oversaw their digital media from media to member experience and similar to me. i found myself just really leaning towards impacts and wanting to know how i could make a deeper impact in the world heard about do something applied online. Met naomi I'm so in and went to do something to lead their their mobile engagement. In so at the time that meant tax messaging and actually similar to naomi we partner together to show their member userbase from zero to five million users shirley using text messaging and it led us to to spend some more time together to know each other in an ultimate to start shine when a shine so shiners leading self care app. We make it easy and inclusive for you to start daily self care ritual. That's going to be relevant to your world and fun facts. Sweeper actually honored as one of the best apps of twenty twenty by apple. We'd like low key heavy award like right behind us. You know we're so pumped about it. But i think particularly this year it's mental lot because our mission has been so rooted in inclusivity representation and to see this year's intersection of the pandemic the uprising for racial justice fee. Election the us and how he's been able to directly address that head on in our content every diet Through something we call the daily shine which is really we almost a podcast meets meditation. It's recorded fresh every day. And so you're going to hear meditation. That's relevant to your world every single day and so for those reasons it's it's led to this being such a powerful year for the company. Where so many people are recognizing that they need to support often for the first time and that they need that support to see them and to be inclusive and to recognize what they're going through in this very specific time and they're very specific experiences.

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Home Depot ceiling fans recalled because blades may spin off

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Home Depot ceiling fans recalled because blades may spin off

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Home Depot ceiling fans recalled because blades may spin off

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Home Depot ceiling fans recalled because blades may spin off

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Walmart sued for allegedly fueling opioid crisis

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"mara" Discussed on Night Call

Night Call

08:39 min | 5 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Night Call

"L. y. dot com slash. How money will now. We're all in isolation tanks of the mind. It's true well. I was just thinking i was like. I wonder if there's a way to kind of diy in isolation tank tank. You'll i'm diy. Just cover that with a dome own. Maybe because but it's it's like it feels very different than what we're doing now because right now we're we're we're forced into it and this going into an isolation tank is definitely is definitely like a you know a reprieve from everything so i think that that's you know it's definitely different because Because i don't know it's it's like a. It's like a widely joyous thing. I think something about floating in water to just like goes back to being in the womb. I definitely just feel that way anytime in a pool and floating. It's like oh. I feel so happy and comfortable. I used to fall asleep in the car like Like molly grew up in la right. Yeah so you probably have the experience that i did where your parents would drive you round and you would sit in the front seat and just stare at yourself in the rear view mirror all the time while they listened to their oldies. Tough tough knows what this is. All moved here at that time as well. Yes exactly so. I had that. I have a lot of memories of like sitting in the front seat and like staring at myself in the rearview window and thinking that i looked prettier in that or the side mirrors actually and and thinking that i looked much prettier in that light and like listening to like in on the dock of the bay or something. But i'm on car trips like we would have to go to like. I think we have to like go to calabasas because my psychiatrist was out. There was a very la sentence totally. My psychiatrist was also in the west valley. And the worst thing about therapy. Was you have to drive to the west valley. But i would like remember like i would always fall asleep in the car on the way there on the way back and i would. I would either listen to oldies. Which i secretly loved or i would like listen to. Like weezer pinkerton. Or you know. They're blind or some shit. And like and i would always take take a little nap and i've heard people say later. That like sometimes being in a car can can kind of be like the womb. Some people it puts babies to sleep kalicki babies you you put them alica. Yeah yeah you know. Now that you're saying that i'm though i like i'm like do you have all these road trip. Memories of being in a. Yeah when somebody else is driving and you can just fall asleep. Yeah just like the sound of the road and the music. My parents would play like a like a pat metheny album always like if i hear it it just i a lot of trouble just falling asleep as a kid. We had a lot of like albums that my parents would put on to try and help me to relax and one of them was avalon by roxy music. Big one so like any time i hear avalon. We like love is an album anyway. Just get so relaxed. Yeah that's me. With paul simon and paul simon's graceland. I think i think i feel like graceland is one for people it is. Yeah i didn't realize all the issues with it until i was much older. Oh yeah oh. He recorded this during apart. Hey like oh yeah. Okay i i. I'm a. I'm a strong anti paul. Simon mali's very allergic various. Paul simon but i understand that. It's like a lot of people a lot of a lot of white people white jewish people in particular. We have a soft spot for him. You know d- can't cancer. Just my my los angeles ness overrides it. Because i'm like he stole music from los lobos and like you don't fuck with los lobos. Lx i understand people's affection for it and tassels listening to river of dreams. The other day the billy joel album which billy joel was another one. Yeah bill each but it was early. Billy joel for my childhood drives. My if my parents had played river of dreams. I would've been like so mortified. I think they probably just played it in. One of my favorite songs of the child was for the longest time which probably foreshadows like my my teenagehood in like a cappella groups handle. Yeah yeah it was. It was definitely i think. Thanks for making me into that kind of kid. Mom and dad but don't know the worst actually is my stepmother's taste in music it's it's very very like overwrought ballads and ballots. That she does that. She puts on a lot of lake. Seventy stuff but like not good seventy bread things like that word. Carre curfews not like not like superstar. Which you know which lost but like they're more like the stuff that you knew that karen was like. Why are we doing this just rome just drum and be myself yes so riding in the car with her like i remember we went to. We went to we drove to las vegas and back with like my best friend from high school and and we all just spent time like swapping swapping albums back and forth. And and yeah. I think there was a lot of. Ben folds five and weirdly brick athlete. Was there too. Yeah yeah. I mean i think you know in absence of being able to go and an isolation tank or even an acting class. I think it's visualizations of this type of thing if you can just like visualize yourself in an isolation tanker like visualize yourself in the back in the car on that road trip like i find that very comforting. I was doing a visualization about being a beaver who lives in a really nice. Then 'cause i watched some nature show. And i was like ooh which were a beaver and definitely had some dreams. Where where you know. And i and like that brought me joy which is surprising because usually my dreams are just stuff like like. I need to do the dishes. Like what minor like. Yeah mine are really boring. minor. Like i'm in. I'm in the shower. i can't find. I can't find my likes scrub my like. I can't find like my mesh loofah. Is it on the floor of the top. No it's not moen grocery shopping. It's like a dream about. Yeah it's just like yeah. It's like i had a dream that like i threw something out and then i was like. Oh no it's not actually empty at like a bottle of cleaning fluids trash. That was my dream. My throughout like a bottle of leash was like oh. It's not empty. I should probably use this up. I i was my fucking dreams horrible to be robbed of the opportunity to have a good dream right that. Yeah but lately. I have been having like really weird vivid dreams and i wonder if that's because of lake isolation and everyone else i think. Yeah and one thing. I have to remind myself is like like that that like that feeling of joy and like safety and wonder that i felt in that tank. I have that all the time like that. I can at least remember that. Even if i can't make myself feel that. I that that came from my mind i think like even if you use like hallucinogens. Or whatever it is you know safely to to get to that point. It's still comes from your own mind and you can remind yourself that and even if you can't feel that again in the moment you can at least feel the memory of it which is something thank you so much more was amazing. You're such a great gus. Thank you thank you for joining us. I talk a lot. And i participate a lot. That's what we love. Yeah and so so. Yeah so i figured that yeah. I think that we would all have a good time. Yeah we've been we've been wanting to have you on for a long time. So concrete yes. I'm so happy to have done this. Everyone can join our new acting class. We're starting we're definitely not a call yet. And i sit in the back with my arms folded. And if something's not okay that's not okay. Yeah we have flags we're get hurt physically or emotionally. Yes cool thanks mara. Where can people find you. They can find me. Let's see they can find me. Mara wilson on twitter mara wilson instagram my sub stack mara dot state dot com. I also just started a cameo. Anybody wants to watch videos of me and my cats for their birthday. Shout outs and stuff. So yeah. So i'm on there too Yeah i'm pretty much just under my real name everywhere. These days so Yeah you can find me. They're cool thank you so much. Thank you so much. This has been great. Hey guys we have an announcement to make. That is kind of bitter sweet. We are going to be wrapping up the show. We started night call almost three years ago in two.

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"mara" Discussed on Night Call

Night Call

06:44 min | 5 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Night Call

"Hello and welcome to night. Call a call in show for are just token reality. I am molly lambert and with me as always is test lynch and joining us. Today we have a very special guest. mara wilson Mara is a brighter an actor. She's done a lot of voice acting. She has a sub stack called. We tell the vicar and is the author of the book. Where am i now. Welcome to night. Call mara. Thank you so much. I'm so happy to be here. I love this show so happy to have you on. We were going to talk today about a couple of night. Khali things isolation tanks which you experiences with and also acting classes and how. They are like colts. Yeah i've written. I've written articles about this. It's a real thing. Why don't we kick it off with a night. call my night. Call it's lindsey. I heard the topic this week. Was i think classes that are like colts. And the brought back some memories I was a high school and college. Drama geeks and the drama in college. And i took part in some really questionable activities. That seemed normal at the time but looking back. I'm kind of horrified by Some example in highschool drama class we were regularly made to do stream of consciousness. Type exercises that ended with all of us screaming or crying as a group And i had a succession of drama teachers who safely as far as i could tell were not abuses. Some of them were a little creepy. But i was not that they were very cult leader lichen. They often hide inner circles with students who they spent a crazy amount of time with and people talked about them sort of they were guys and you were not allowed to criticize them in any way By college i felt like Acting classes were more like unlicensed. Therapy just a lot of exercises again. That asked people to draw on childhood trauma. And if he didn't really have any childhood. Charlie would kind of be pressured to make it up I witnessed quite a few full on emotional meltdown by fellow students and occasionally professors. And of course there were no clear rules about confidentiality or anything like that Looking back. I can't believe that i just bought. This is normal or deep. So i wonder if mara wilson or an easy who participated in any acting classes feeder classes. Have any thoughts on this Should we start regulating this stuff. Should we have clearer guidelines for acting. Classes were personal info is shared or teachers seem to think they're therapist Or maybe like twenty plus years. Since i did this. Maybe now there are clear. Rules or guidelines Just curious mara wilson. Love your work you for all you really insightful. Writing about going and growing up as a child star and they all as always nice nike call. This is something we've been talking about a lot over the past couple of weeks really starting when we kind of launched into nexium the acting class as cult phenomenon mara. I'm really eager to hear your thoughts on this. Yeah none of the things that she said surprise. May i mean. I've been through. Siri like similar things myself Especially the thing about People worshipping teacher and then And and the teacher kind of having an inner circle. That was very much like that happens. Every acting school i would say like the favoritism is Is absurd and i definitely new teachers. Like there was there was a teacher. I knew who would take a young boy with him to europe every summer. Why and yes. And and he would he would there would be. I can't name any names because of lawsuits. Probably but Yeah i knew a teacher who do that The the the boys were all over eighteen. But that didn't make it any less creepy and really kind of nobody commented on it for a while. We were just like oh that's kind of what he does. And then you know a lot of times the the The would come back like you know questioning his sexuality or something and and but at the time it was like well. How can you even question this. You know So so. I definitely seen that happen. I also think a lot of the exercises. They do it really does depend on the school. There's some there's a lot that's like like strasbourg-based which was like the very early acting. Schools has a lot to do with the idea of of like searching through your personal memories and drawing on your own trauma to do things and for some people that really works You know an end. There's there substitution where it's like all right you're sad onstage. Because somebody dies so you imagine that somebody close to you guys. I know that that that kind of worked for me. When i was a child sometimes But i was a pretty sensitive child to begin with. So i kind of withdraw in a lot of different things now. I don't like doing that at all. When i'm acting i feel like i'm much more like sort of the adler school which is more like not build building character and become them. Because you know you don't have to be a murderer to play murderer right. So i do think there is definitely like There's definitely like it definitely depends on the ones you do. I will say that. Like i had a really good acting teacher as a child like he was intense but he was very respectful. And i think that's probably because he worked with children children of his own so he knew he was an intense guy but he was very smart and very sweet. And and i loved him and i still love him. I saw him a few months before the pandemic started and and like thanked him for always taking care of me. Yeah i mean it's such a vulnerable position to to be a child actor and you obviously have to hope that everybody around you has good intentions and is in a bad person because it would be so easy to manipulate that situation. Yeah i feel like you always hear stories about kid actors being you know what you're saying you know. Hey think of something really sad. And i feel like there's a bunch of stories about like telling some kid k. Your dog just died just to get them to cry just kidding. That's that's something that they don't do anymore because they did that. A lot in the early days. I mean there are stories of of of judy garland and margaret. O'brien and all of these people being taught being told like we're gonna kill your dog Things like that yet that that happens a lot..

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"mara" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

04:36 min | 5 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified

"Go seeing me more than i am right now. There are trying not to be like to available with is slowly go back into the friendship. Be like okay. We're back to them. All yeah i don't think this is about a guy. I think you need to take stock in this friendship i need. I think you need to figure out if this is somebody you need in your life. Forget about roommates. I think you need to figure out like it's who is the person that would do that. Not tell you about it and then not have complete embarrassment and shock and terror that it was happening in came. Do you like crying. And saying i gotta tell you something joe. This is what's right on. And i kind of felt for him and i offered. I don't know what to do if she didn't come to the next to the next day after they slept together right he. Yeah it's like it just means that it's very self motivated can forgive the act of the of that but what you now need to do now that that is done and he gone and he's insignificant and mike. What a jerk he is now. It's what's left like what is left of this friendship and maybe you're just learning more about her character. I'm big on like let's figure out. Character is character drives action and so look at her character as opposed to her actions. And that will help you decide cleanly what you should do with this friendship because no woman should ever be in that position especially if you're living under one roof i mean it's just yeah augmentin that i'm significantly younger than both of them. Some authors like was like. It'll get better when you get older like well. They're thirty one and thirty. Four so willin- i'm sure. Yeah they're old enough to know better. Yeah i don't know i'm with april. I think questioning this. Friendship is very healthy april dizengoff. She should question living arrangement and everything. Because i think of our homes as our sanctuary right so the world is so world is so scary especially right. Now there's so many things that we have to do with our work or clients or things that we don't necessarily want to do but we gotta do it because it's how we make our living but when you come home it's so important that you have a retreat and that everything in your home environment is in sync with who you are and i think you need to look into your own intuition like what is your intuition telling you right now joe forget about like should i ask her to move out..

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"mara" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

05:05 min | 5 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified

"Seventy one on listen to voicemails. It's shocking i'm alive. I have zero on. Read text messages. But you know what maybe that just says. You have more people reaching out to you than i do. No no no no. No i know what i wanted to ask you. I was thinking last night. As i think about you every night. Oh yeah. I love it that the first person that you called. Maybe it wasn't the first person but you called your sister after david. I was thinking 'cause at times. I really wish i had a sister and i have this. Maybe delusional idea that. If i had had a sister could communicate a little more easily with women or men. Oh interesting lord anybody do you have brothers. I have an older brother. Yeah yeah and we're really close. But how do you think having a sister has affected your personality or your. I'm in very deeply. I think because we're so close in age were two years apart and so you know we grew up doing everything together and then you add on the fact that we then ended up in the same industry so we have the same passions not just for acting but also we're both animal lovers activists it's like we kind of couldn't be more similar and more different. Save time we're very very very different people but we also have like the exact same passions. And yeah i mean. I reached out to her. She was the first person i i don't know if i called her or texted her in the middle of the night on another movie i was having a really horrible experience with this director. And yes she was the first person i thought to call and i mean. I spent years as an actor without her. She waited longer than i did to become an actor and so i know the difference between having her in the business and then not and i don't really have another actor friends that i would call have actor friends but it's so different and it's like there's no one that knows you better than your sibling..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

03:36 min | 7 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"Um right is it trump or is it the people who want somebody like trump to lead our country? That's more scary. Bright and is it the fact that the? Those of us who believe trump is. Cause, for worrying all night. Are. Maybe. Unaware of the people. Who might vote him into office again? Right. Yeah and there's A. You know. I did I did some of the interviews for my book in Twenty Sixteen in in. Iowa. Head the first head of the last election. and. That was very eye-opening at the time because I was in trump country and you know had a lot of interesting discussions with people about him in. I remember one farmer told me. He's was talking about how his wife really did not like him and he is trying to convince her to vote for him and said, well, you know he's just the boss like you don't really have to like your boss. Yeah Yeah. My Dad has a similar perspective. It's kind of like. Well, he might be a jerk, but he's what's best for our country and I'm like, wow. Really 'cause I've heard I remember one time. I was an uber longtime ago. You know I think back when back after right after the twenty sixteen outcome and my driver I loved his little. His little. Way of looking at the story. He was like I just asked people who would you want to watch your kids like if you had to go on vacation and the only choices were to leave your kids at the trump's or at like. Obama's house like who would she wanNA watch your kids or like at the Clinton House and it's like that gives you a lot of insight into into what it means. Delay Country. and. Then on the second question whenever you forward to I was planning to have a big book launch slash Prom which I can say this because it's Nerdy podcast I never seen harm. I'm really I'm looking forward to having it the. Place where I was going to have it was affected by the fires Minneapolis in June but I'm holding out hope that it it will be around and. Whatever three years. Have a party. Do you think that it'll be for the next book you right. Oh My pressing the way along but. It who knows I? May I just have a party not connected any books? Or maybe for the paperback. Yes that could be cool. You know. Yeah I have faith. Mara this was a fascinating chat. A fascinating story that I was completely unaware of until you did the really hard work to write about it and to offer your insights your hard questions, your perspective so I just want to a thank you for joining me. It was. Really Informative. Be Tell all of the listeners right now to go out and pick up the scientists and the spy. And see thank all the listeners for coming back week. After week I'm really looking forward to the next time. We all get together to talk nerdy..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"So that is s actually in the book because weirdly. Robert. Mo- moved to that area and was. Getting treatment at Md. Anderson for Awhile and allowed me to tell this other story I it. It doesn't sound like it makes a lot of sense. But I. I-. Interwoven these. Thriller like scenes. Where you have the the pursuit across the Midwest and the car chases in the airport bus and so forth with other more a little bit slower paced chapters were more introspective looking at Of scientists under surveillance investigations on campus and so forth. I love that because it really does dive deep into both like this very entertaining true crime like you said, like use the word thriller and it has that Vibe but also. I think you know good literature whether it be nonfiction or fiction in this case, it's nonfiction literature it. Puts you in the seat of. Questioning your own preconceived notions about something and further developing your own ethical viewpoint of the world and you've require those introspective. Musings I guess you can say and I think that you do a good job of of maintaining this well rounded approach to writing so that you're entertained, you're on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next but you're also like. Questioning. How you thought the World War Two and questioning whether their what we think of as as justice is just and I think that such an important thing that we have to do as lifelong learners and civic participators. Well thank you. I agree. We'll Mara I mean I think that that's a really good. A really good place to transition to how I closed the show I ask all of my guests, the same two questions, and of course I I, think you know for people who I liked that we left a little bit of a cliffhanger. You know you wanNA know more about the story and and sort of. So all of these little points that we made together by the book is the scientists and the spy a true story of China, the FBI and industrial espionage espionage in these kinds of interviews Mara when you're telling a story of something, you reported i. AM. Like I don't know what your answer is going to be to the final two questions that I ask all my guests because we've been talking about something that's less about your own perspective. You know sometimes I think my guess answer these questions during the interview but for you I'm really excited here we have to say so So here we go. So when you think about the future in whatever context is relevant to you right now, it could be based on you know your newer projects and the reporting that you're doing for for what's around the corner or could just be like very personnel it could be political. You know Blah Blah Blah whatever. Number One, what is the thing that's keeping you up at night that's making you really concerned that you're maybe even a bit cynical or pessimistic about, and then on the flip side of that, what do you have a true genuine hope for what are you looking forward to? Does it very interesting questions right now? I think related. For the first question what keeps me up at night. And what am I worried about I mean can do. Is there an answer aside from trump? Exactly like what is the most pressing? As we know almost half the country who doesn't feel that and that's that..

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"mara" Discussed on Going Through It

Going Through It

07:13 min | 7 months ago

"mara" Discussed on Going Through It

"This is going through it a show about women who found themselves in situations where they said by you know what? And they made a decision to make a change in turn something around. Your host, Tracy Clayton Girlfriends was really simple for me. I just wanted to document our existence. That's Mara Rock Akil Maher is a screenwriter runner. She's a producer is also responsible for what quite possibly may be the most important television show of my entire life girlfriends. Deal. All right. All right. You got me. It is the biggest deal possibly in the world girlfriends was a staple show for myself in so many other black women including a lot of my personal friends. It was one of the first times I can remember seeing black women represented on TV as I knew them. It was this idea of girlfriends to chosen family was important to me, and at the time sex in the city was the hot show and I wanted to be in the conversation I wanted our tone are texture are five our look our concerns are everything at the table. And it was clear to me that they didn't want us in the conversation and instead of being upset about it, I just went created my own show. So I had already been producing TV shows for a young thrive in network that you may remember College Upn, which was home of Moesha the Parkers homeboys, outta space, all of us one half and half it was so black and it was so so needed and they were having some success there and they wanted a companion piece and so this is what I've pitched them. I was pitching to. A white. Guy. Who I knew had interest in all ladies in including black women I said Oh. And I'll tell you all the secrets to the women. And what was funny was my biggest secret was we were human. Turns out the studio was super into it. They loved it and she successfully so girlfriends but now she had to figure out how to sell herself. So Mara was somewhere in the middle of the production hierarchy, right because she had never met her own show before. So what happened was the network brought in to show runners and they morrow the CO executive producer and she was okay with that. For, the time being I didn't have experience, but I had the vision of girlfriends. As like I love my show I, understand why I have to be supervised. My Ego doesn't, but I do know why? I have supervised. So let's join forces. Let's get the show on the air. Let's make it successful and you guys are going to be the show runners for the first two years. But in season three ID to take over my show by title by name by everything. Before she knew it Bam girlfriends was one of the most successful shows on UPN black s network and things were looking break from our. Season I'm like, okay it's time to get my show and title and money and everything and I needed to have that in deserved it. So it was time to make that move. And then everybody was like, US earth. What I'll shit. I think this phrase that was said to me that really got my black woman up was. If it ain't broke why six And I was like but it's broke for me. The powers that be at the studio decided to give him Mara that's highly show. Runner was unnecessary but it's like unnecessary for Home St- Mar was ready to risk everything to get what she knew. She deserved. I was feeling. Righteous, but I was also feeling scared. because. The only card you have to pool against power is your ability to walk away. They may give you your dignity and your respect, but it may not move the line of fairness and a value not only for yourself. Before those who are behind you and I think that's just one of the things I've learned to accept about being black and being a woman is that What we do is not ever going to be just for yourself and so. I walked in there with faith knobby knees and faith, but I walked. Mara Gavin her strength and her faith and her knobby knees she focused her energy. She put her shoulders back and head up and she walked right into TV executives office. I will never forget that day. I remember how clammy in cold my hands were I stumbled through the first part of it. I was not great I remember. Thinking I'm not doing well and I closed my eyes for maybe about five seconds. He probably got what the Hell's going on. And I literally pray to God in that moment. I remember selling God I am not doing well, you have to help me. You have to help me. And then I opened my eyes up and I just said, Hey, listen I don't understand why we're here. I've proven to you. I'm under budget. The ratings are up. Why won't you sort of sign off on this? I don't understand this. But I will tell you. This show will not succeed without me that I know. It's a lot more than that one meeting and if you've been in this situation before I'm sure you know there was a lot of meetings probably a lot of emails and a lot awaiting before the executives finally recognized Mars worth and finally gave her what she deserved. In, the end Mara became the official Chevron of girlfriends and with that came out with glory all the praise all the celebration. And the pressure you fight a fine and it felt amazing and then after five seconds Otit. Now. You'd better back up all of it because they are all watching any false move. You think that's going to be the thing that takes you down but I'm like Kobe Matt Way, give me the ball. Give me the ball I'd much rather be in fourth quarter with less than a second on the clock you know and. Want to shoot and that's what I did. You know, I, did not think it was possible for me to love girlfriends even more than already did but this story definitely did it and I could not wait to top more battle with Mara. So get comfy grabbed drink coffee coke. Stella while folks this is going through it. This is amazing like to sit and talk to a black woman who is head the this type of experience. In the industry like wide-scale, a of my friends are screenwriters I. Pretended to be for like a month and I was like I don't know what I'm doing is other not always. But It's amazing to hear the story of.

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"mara" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me

10 Things That Scare Me

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me

"Number three snails number. Four that brain eating AMOEBA. It goes up through your nose and attaches itself to your brain or something and it basically eat your brain and you have. You have like seven days to the ring. It's like a horror movie You you basically know that you're going to die in seven days because there is no cure number. Five sea creatures number six falling. You know I I I just WanNa feel my feet on the solid ground number seven Alf and other horrific eighties creations number eight mannequins mannequins. Because I always feel like they are people who are way too close to me number nine. The planet Venus Child I was terrified of the planet. Venus because it had crushing atmospheres and acid rain and poisonous gases everywhere and just the thought that something like that existed terrified me number ten being in a coma. Yeah the dreamscapes that you can't get out of you know. I remember when I had my wisdom teeth out I. I had these extremely vivid dreams that I was on Bill O'Reilly's show and he was just yelling at me and I was like. Why am I on Fox News? I want to get out of here. I WANNA get off of this. I but I couldn't the idea of being not having any control over your body I think I I mean I think I'm a control freak. Not that I necessarily want to have power over other people but in that I want to have power over my own life because it wasn't a rough childhood I would say but it was. It was there are a lot of ups and downs and there was a lot of. You know tumult I think and a lot of those were things that were just kind of beyond my control like my mother dying when I was eight you know and that that affects you and that sixth year for the rest of your life and I think one thing that it teaches you when you experienced f loss at a young age is that you're never really safe. I'm are Wilson and that's Gary Wilson is a writer and former child. Actor she also hosts the podcasts. What are you afraid of? The ten things team includes Amy Pearl. Daniel G Matt Odell Reuben Sarah Sandbox 'em Lebeau teen and Polish human music and sat down by Isaac. Joe unawed scares me that we spend our whole lives like saving up money for vacation and then we go on vacation and then it's over and then we start saving up for vacation again. Is that like? Is that just a vacation cycle?.

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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

10:50 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Now whenever I tweet something I imagine myself standing on the Vertigo Hills Burbank and Glendale with the world's biggest megaphone saying these things and thank. Do I want all of these people in these towns to hear it. What's your draft section on twitter like? Oh God Some of it is just jokes that I couldn't work around a lot of complaints. uh-huh summits photos that I have. I have a line in there that I don't know where it came from or who are was responding to but it's just the line. Oh you're going to get hexed for this one and I'm traffic. Did somebody say that to me did is that that doesn't sound like something I'd say but like it could be a great book title exactly. Yeah I don't tweet about traveling to other cities he's I don't travel. I don't tweet about being on an airplane or if I do. I make sure people don't know where I'm going because I don't want people showing up the airport for me. I had a guy follow around in the Portland Airport asking me to sign things for his daughter. His daughter was one. I'm like I don't think your daughter wants a signed laser disc of MRS doubtfire fire. I'm not sure I'm not sure to throw letter Kim that we'll be back just after this. Break your mental health and fostering a sense of community is a huge priority personal y for the show for many of my audience members there. There's something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals. We have a one hundred percent accessible resource for you. Better help online. Counseling Tesla better help offer his licensed professional counselors who specialize in issues such as depression stress relationships grief self esteem and more all the things really. The play goes daily and that we talk about so openly on my podcast. Better health connects you with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment at your own time and at your own pace from bed from work from wherever you can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist. It's so convenient and anything can you share is confidential. And if you're not happy with your cancer you may request a new one at any time for no additional charge. That's a wonderful opportunity to really find a great fit for you. You Best of all. It's a truly affordable option with financial aid available for those who qualify so. Why not get started today? Go to better help DOT COM SLASH AZMI FILL ETA questionnaire to help them. Assess your needs and get matched with the counselor. You'll love as a special offer for my listeners. Get Ten percent off your first month with the code as me. Don't delay get helped a better help dot com slash Azmi from. What are you curious about at the moment put? Oh let's see I'm very curious in I think the way people talk. That's always been something really interesting to me. The way people talk and how. Oh well I think because I I grew up as valley girl and I would have this. Yeah and I had this valley girl. Accent and is difficult to trace geographically. You're fine yeah yeah you don't you don't sound. I mean you sort of Irish sort of northern England. Sort of. Yeah it's it's a mix. I grew up in a real working class area. Yeah and then moved. I'm kind of more of a countryside. which has an accent where the vowels are very very long and I think it was always really particular and how I pronounced words and I loved reading reading and I'm not sure it's it's difficult to trace now I've heard that there is no one single like baseline Irish dialect? There really isn't there is a baseline general American can dialect there is You know there's received pronunciation in England. There's different Australia accents. But there's like one that's more standard but there isn't yeah there isn't an Irish Irish one people. I don't know I think that that's that's just. I've always had like an ear for dialects and stuff now. I can kind of pick out where people are from and and where they grew up and that has always been interesting to me. It was interesting my fair lady again. Because that's so much what it's about I think is also Tibet classes. Exactly that classism and I think that I think that that's the the way we speak can be cultural capital as well can be respectability. Politics can can lead into some horrible things like that and you know it's the same as all of those social cues that you go into certain rooms and if you don't let's say the right thing you know how to use the cutlery in front of you exactly yeah. That was something that my my parents. Actually my parents made me take Like charm school classes when I was yes because they worried I think they were worried about like me. Saying something that could be misconstrued in interviews or something like that public figure. You should probably do this so yeah I learned how to do. Do I learned how to like. Do the forks and the right silverware and No but we did learn about lengthening your spine and imagine like a string pulls you up up to like stand up a bit straighter doodles makes so much sense. Yeah right right yeah and and I. I was kind of angry about it at the time. I was angry that I had to do it. But I did have My teacher was very nice and she you know she honestly believed it was like no. It's about being the best you can be so that I think was very nice and I do think that it actually helped me a lot with college. Auditions and things like that. Because I knew how to go in there be like hello. My Name's Mara. Wilson is a pleasure to meet you and you know put on my voice and do do these things exactly and yeah it does it does does and I remember in college learning about sociology and Cultural Capital and being like That's what this was exactly and it's funny because people always say you can't buy class no but you can learn how to cook exactly exactly and you and your writing and your work is so focused on speaking truth to power our challenging systems Amplifying different types of voices. I try but what's giving you hope. At the moment I think young people definitely give me hope. I think about my favorite teachers daughter. My sister and I've kind of been mentoring her. She recently moved here. She's very confident and leaves in herself and ends of leaves in her abilities. And that I think gives me a lot of hope. I think that yeah a lot of young people I know are pretty open. You know my nieces and nephews for them like Lgbtq take your rights are just very very simple and just something that they know and they accept and it's not a big deal to them at all. I do have sort of faith and trust in the next generation there are definitely. There's obviously like some struggles in some people who are really having a hard time now but I do think that a lot of them are growing up in a really interesting during world and I don't know I definitely i. I like that. I tend to like the kids and I'm meeting. Who are younger? I don't know if you felt like that being a teacher. Or but yeah. It's his expectation. Now that we can ask a bunch of questions at the same time like. Do you have any food allergies. What are your gender pronouns access needs? Yeah it's the first time. I think that we have been comfortable with exposing ourselves in that way to me. Other people feel a bit more comfortable. It's funny because people will be like. Oh I can't say what I want do these days free speech bubble Blah and I'm like yes of course it's free speech but for me it's more about you know like when we took charm school lessons they said. Hey maybe don't talk about religion because that that might piss somebody off you know that that might that might make someone angry and that's basically just what it is now with being polite you know. Even if you don't agree with somebody what do you do. You don't have to fight for it. You Pick your battles even if you don't agree with somebody you can be like. Okay that's your point and you can go enroll your is like look in the other direction and roll your eyes like we need to we. We need to rediscover ever I rolling. I think just the idea of being like okay. I don't agree with that. But but yeah the idea of being polite or being accessible being like this tremendous burden is is I think ridiculous to me. Maybe that's just because I always feel like like I said like when I have an audience when I friends you know I want them to enjoy themselves. I want them to have a good time. There are people that want to provoke. We want to make people angry. Who Want to do these kinds of things? And I don't think that's me. I do think that every now and then I want to be like. Hey have you seen it. This way. Evocative resident provocative I think tireless. Yeah and and and the thing is too I. Don't I mean like I'm not always the nicest person like. I'm not fake Nice. I'm not like that but I try to be kind and I try to compassionate and and that's another thing too is even if you aren't the naturally nicest people just try to be. That's just try to be some of the time at least come on. This has been such a treat and yes if childhood could have and that she was going to sit across from you particularly character like Matilda. But you're writing now is so much. Please keep going. 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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

10:40 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Incredible book the Bet moving from being a childhood actress to the adult. Mara I read this quote a couple months ago. From from Carrie Fisher where she said that she hasn't always but she really does love Princess Leia and she feels like she looks up to her and she says we've kind of merged over the years I and I read that and I was like yes. That is exactly how I feel because in some ways I have always looked up to Matilda and I have always you know when I was a very very young child reading the book and and so she and I kind of had to merge away and I mean we believe in a lot of the same things and leave value education we value speaking up and we value believing in yourself and take something and doing something for for the marginalized for the oppress so without further. Ado as you listen or read this episode transcript picturesque Earth together in the tiniest studio imaginable in the middle of Hollywood. Are you ready. Let's go welcome to as me with Sinead on today's episode. I am joined by somebody who who was as odd as it sounds such a prominent feature of my childhood and has evolved into a voice and a writer that I'm inspired heard admiring of in such tragedies. I'm joined and sitting across me is the extraordinary Mara Wilson Merit. Thank you so much for trekking all the way into the studio today for this conversation. Thank you Montigny here. How do you describe yourself personally and professionally? Oh okay as a person Let's see I would say pragmatic. Yeah I am very practical. And I'm very much obsessed with the mundane. I think that everyday life is really fascinating and really weird and we take it for granted. My father was an engineer near and I feel like that engineer brain that kind of makes you stop and fixate on a little things but also just wants things to be you know just right and efficient that kind of got into me. Ah So I I always thought like I was my mother's child because I'm loud and talkative and performing of and you know quick tempered and short the way that my mother is a look just like Kerr and I was like. Oh my mother's child but I do have my dad's way of kind of looking at things I think so I I always say I'm half Jewish half engineer So that's how I would explain myself. Personally I think also neurotic an anxious. I think that a lot about me make sense when you keep in mind that I am nervous. All of the time and and I'm just a naturally anxious person that I've kind of Come to embrace that professionally. I would say I'm a former child actor. I am a writer. I didn't describe myself actor for a long time now but I do voice acting and every now and then I'll do face acting or stage acting too so I guess writer and actor kind of works or I'll say just writer and voiceover voiceover actor but every now and then all appear in something so you know just mentioned it. Yeah and it's you know I don't I mean I feel most happy like on a Mike and behind the scenes but I like being a part of things like I'm never going to be Meryl Streep I'm never going to be Jennifer Lawrence. I'm never going to be these actors out there because I don't want to be and also I don't really fit the image image of what these people should look like and I'm obviously not that great of an actor compared to all of these people but every now and then I will act something. People will be like. Hey what gives it that you gave up acting and I'm like I just like being a part of something telling stories exactly. Yeah I like being on sets I like working with people I like being in the thick of things and feeling like I'm part of a team mm-hmm I mean as we were discussing. I have a big family as you do. And there's very much this feeling five five yes and I think that might be something that it You know I had three older brothers. I wanted to be included. I'm the eldest so I think they understand the importance of individuality. 'cause I two years just being me And then obviously I disappointed my other four. Make sure is okay. And that idea that we're like we're we're a collective. We almost need this group collective noun in order to describe this but there's seven and a half years between me and my youngest so we're very very close in age which is both destructive. Yeah the most amazing amazing part of my life. And how did that manifest for us. The chocolate three older brothers I hated being left out and I hated feeling like I was little and I was lucky. My brothers were nice to me like we fought like all siblings. Do but I'm close with my brothers. I've always loved him very much but I was always worried I would get left behind. I was always worried. Get left out and I think that gave me a very strong feeling of like hating when people are excluded hating when people feel left out. I definitely think that was part of it and I liked being the little sister for a while but like as long as I could remember I either had had or wanted a little sister and I remember telling my parents that I would be okay if they ended up having a little brother to but I really wanNA sister and I used to think that I was like the reason that my sister was born in like like my wishes made it come true. Yeah Yeah right exactly. Hey But yeah I remember there like one or two moments where I was a little jealous but mostly I was like nope I like this. I'm happy with this. Was it part of wanting to be like your older brother or was it the love of storytelling that I that you interested in kind of acting or was it much more serendipitous hypnotise I love storytelling. I just it was what I wanted to do. One of my brothers found like a recording of me a couple years ago where I'm singing in the background around. And I'm I'm just like singing this epic poem about like Princess and what her life is like and all of these things and it's just this tiny voice in the background and I was always making up stories about everything and I think that it got to the point. Apparently where like my brothers. Every time I would start a story they would go. Oh good story. Good Story and start clapping because otherwise it would last all day. They would never end so I did that but I think I mean. I grew up in an area. Where a lot of I grew up over in Burbank and a lot of there's a lot of child actors? There's there's there's a lot of actors in general there. I think I saw what they were doing. And I saw like what my brother was doing. And I kind of put it together that this was very similar to what I liked to-do and the performance of the yes performance aspect of it. I remember I had a teacher who was a dancer and choreographer in college. And she said that she she knew she was meant to be a choreographer when she thought back to how when she was a child she would line up all of her stuffed animals and show them how to dance and Mesa. Yeah and that that made her think like Oh yeah. Maybe it's not so much dancing. Maybe it's choreography. Do you have any. Yeah I think I did. I mean I think that I've always I've always been like I just need to tell stories. I I just always need to tell stories and people would ask me when I was a kid. Like what do you want to be. When you grow up do you want to be an actor and I would be like I don't know maybe but I know I want to be a writer? I always knew I wanted hard to be a writer so that was. That was very much something that I I knew from the very beginning. I knew I wanted to write books and I would make up stories and I would do things like I used to make like little miniature books for like science for the tooth fairy or for my dolls or something like that I would make little miniature magazines and I would tell my sister stories stories and I would tell. Her story is based on like our cats are hamster or something like that and lose interest in photographing your book again. Like lying on the floor is supposedly salie minding your sister. WHO's like yeah one at the time writing in a book yet? Not Aware of what's going on. I wonder I'm like I'm like I remember my favorite everything. My absolute favorite thing was when they would give us a free right exercise where they were like you have to write a story. You can read any kind of story you want and I was just like this is what I was made for. Yeah I wrote one about like there was one called Wia Hate Wednesdays or something like that and it was. It was like this kid every Wednesday weird things happen and I remember. I wrote another one about a girl who's a fairy godmother who came down to Earth and I was like eleven or twelve when I wrote this but then ended. Did it fall in love with the person that she was supposed to set up with. Somebody and I think actually I remember reading a couple years ago that like somebody I knew sold a story that was very similar to that to like back to what you know about it i. I haven't told anybody about it but she. She ended up selling a story that was very similar to that. And I'm just like Oh yeah I I had that idea you do what I was And there was one that was a cinderella from like a teenage boys point of view where he was kind of the Cinderella character because we were doing the whole unit on Cinderella's and stories across cultures and I remember The last page my teacher wrote like all capitols. You are terrific writer keep it up laugh so much it really did it really did I mean obviously I'm still thinking about it now. I'm actually still close with my like the teacher that I had when I was thirteen. And I'm close with their daughter now too and she kept telling me she's like you need to be gifted writing classes. You need to be an honors writing. You need to be on all these classes because you really are a very good writer and when my book came out I invited her to launch and She showed up and like had tears in her eyes. And Yeah it was. It was incredible. She flew from Texas to New York for it. It was really nice. Did you believe in yourself a writer before then I did but I like. I said I'm always very nervous. And I'm always flipped out I'm very doubting person. I think I doubt myself I doubt everything around. May I don't know if that's because I have. OCD which is sometimes called the doubting disease. I think it's just in my nature to sort of second. Guess everything and not trust the world around May and I. It's funny because like I had a childhood with ups and downs but leg I I always like had food and was loved. You know but for some reason it just always felt to me like I could never be sure of anything like I. I never knew anything for sure. I like to say that it's kind of like. I grew up near the San Andreas fault earthquake. Fault and and tonic plates nights could always shift exactly and I have sort of allegorical relationship with headline things can shifted anytime So yeah that present when you were a child in your onset some and films is that always been something. That's part of you heightened. Yeah I think so I think so I think in some ways of being an actor sort of exacerbated it and in some ways I think it was good for at right so being very structured environment and I really liked that. I think that could be good for me but it was hard for me to go back to school and be in something that was structured in a completely different way away and not having marrying the two and then trying to find friends and connect again and yeah thirteen of. Yeah I I always had. I didn't have trouble making friends as a kid but I always had trouble keeping friends. That was something that I noticed because my experiences were different from them than they would have different memories of things of times and I wasn't there and that could be really hard. It's more after the break shoes. Make the effort. And it's not easy easy for me to find a pair of fabulous shoes.

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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Hello and welcome to this week's as me. I have the incredible honor each week of greeting you as you gear up to hear about what it's like to be somebody else. I would really love if you shared some of your reflections with. I probably shouldn't tell you this I read your reviews religiously so leave when they're or whatever podcast APP you use or email us your thoughts that hey at lemonade. Amelia COP Panky my hope business as you're listening to each of our guests describe what it's like to be then in their respective.

"mara" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

12:51 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

"This is a story about someone working through mental illness with the whole world watching his depression funny yeah I think it can be. I think that it it definitely they can be. I think that lately I've been thinking of my OCD as as as somebody in my head and my depression as well as as some in my head that's just just you know people who like really try to shock you are just just end up coming across as really boring you know you're the worst in your terrible and you suck and everybody hates you forever and I'm just like wow oh wow leg who pulled you out of two thousand and to play like yea like okay okay like yeah. It's like this teenage edge Lord and my brain. You know I think when you can think of it like what if you do something terrible like you know what if what if you liked the house on fire. It's like I'll do that. Why are you making me think of that. That's stupid It's the hilarious world of depression. I'm John Mo and we're going to make some. I'm very cute. Movies significantly less cute. I'm Mara Wilson and right now I am. La Mara Wilson is a writer and and actor and she looks different end sounds different than when she was a famous movie star acting in movies like Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams Cook. It's face you remind me of Stuart little. One of the most honorable creatures in all of literature. Do you know that book Stuart Little. It's finite. I make favorites or miracle on thirty Fourth Street Brian. You know what I know. Komo secret secret Santa Claus known for a long time He's hot rail or playing Matilda Matilda. GotTa be this honey. You can adopt the look. I don't have time for all these legalities. Let's second dad. I have the adoption includes. What would you get those little book in The library. He had to tell speaking of Xerox. Mara was a big star very skilled actor too and I remember it was fun to watch those movies because she looked like she was is having fun. the. Yes sometimes it was. I don't know there were there. Were a lot of really dark times too because I had a lot of issues with mental health but it does seem kind of surreal to me sometimes the things that I went through and I think it was hard for me to accept a lot of things that I'd gone through and sort of understand how oh cool they were. You have to understand that I have really bad imposter syndrome. I really felt like like nothing. I really did matter to anybody and the most fun aspects Romy I think we're we're probably just all the people that I got to know the places I got to go and these kinds of things and that I think was was really fun and I think eventually Kinda got burned out on it it. I it's it's strange to me look back. I feel like I was very unlikely child. Star although a lot of child former child stars I had talked to they they they kind of felt similarly like they never particularly wanted to be anybody famous or anything like that they just wanted to to have this sort of creative outlet and they they did and then things kind of took off so it's it's a weird it's a weird complicated thing and and I feel extremely grateful for it and I I had so many wonderful opportunities -tunities but I do think it took me a long time to sort of embrace that all into understand how fortunate I was. Mara grew up in Burbank California cornea. There are TV and movie studios everywhere in Burbank. It's like the auto industry for growing up in Detroit when she was a baby Mara. Her parents and her siblings got a unique opportunity. They were like looking for families for a toothpaste commercial when we were young and I think my parents saw that as a good chance to put some money away for College Ledge for us and so we were we were featured in that and then afterwards one of my brothers still wanted to keep doing that so he did it for a little while and then he he got tired of that pretty quickly and I saw what he was doing and I didn't get tired of it. I wanted to keep doing it. Mars parents knew about the entertainment industry. Her Dad worked in television enough to have mixed feelings about it so they tested her. They made me do like a mock audition and then at the end they said okay. You didn't get the part and I said that's okay. I can just go on on another one and they're like okay well. She's a bit more resilient than than we thought because I was very anxious insensitive kid. I think that a lot of times people assume that if somebody is anxious insensitive especially as a child that they must be very introverted that they must be very sad all the time time they must be like this and and know that was the thing I didn't have the mixed blessing of of introversion and shyness to kind of keep me from you know my own anxieties and social phobias. There's no I was. I was alternately you know I was. I was either a sweet positive child our I was you know who wanted to befriend everybody or I was this crying anxious mass and that I think made people very confused because I didn't seem to you know have a shy bone in my body and then and then suddenly I I was kind of transformed. When did the anxiety starting it. It always one never never started just started yeah. It was it was you you know there was no big bang. I mean it was it was just kind of I. I don't remember not being scared. I it was it was little things I think when I was little being being afraid to watch a scary movie or something like that getting scared on on you know a little things like getting scared of rollercoasters getting scared at music videos and things on TV at any kind of reference of any kind of harm or danger. It's normal for kids to get scared by stuff like that but Mara found. She couldn't let it go. I always would be like why is nobody talking about. The fact that the sun is GonNa. Burn out you know why is why is nobody talking about. The fact that a girl girl was killed by a drunk driver. Why is nobody talking about any of these things. I would worry about these things. All the time and one of my brothers told me that like we'd we'd gone on vacation Asian into Minnesota and there was a shop there and somebody had bought me as a gift a set of these Guatemalan worry dolls and I I don't know you you know it was it was late eighties early nineties culture appropriation. I don't know if they are actually Guatemalan but the idea is basically you you hold these these worried on you whisper your worries to them and they take them away and apparently one of my brothers found me at like four years old like curled up holding them and crying and she asked me what was wrong and I just looked up to him and I said it's just my worries again and I mean that's kind of before and you know and say it's my worries again. I think I always knew on some level that my worries were a little bit weird or at least that other people weren't worried about them and so that made me wonder like is everybody else crazy and I'm the I'm the one who knows all these things or am I crazy and everybody else is saying and and you you know crazy. Insane are words that don't actually mean very much but that was how I perceived things. That was how how I understood things and I think that was something that I struggled with for or a really long. Time is always worrying that I that you know my worries. Were were actually worth worrying about a nobody else was worrying too. I didn't want the responsibility. The worries took on physical symptoms as well. I always had a nervous stomach like I was a head problem a headache things like that and so yeah so I was I was but I also think that a lot of my anxiety I think in some ways my anxiety and my ocd kind of made it made made me a better actor when I was a child because I had a really vivid imagination so I could tap into emotions and memories very very easily and I I was very sensitive and I would feel sorry for people and so like I could cry on command and it was great and I never once used that to get out of trouble in real life because it felt different I I was. I was compulsively only honest in real life but I was. I really lose myself. In in a role I also I also used to like tend to get like words and phrases and things stuck in my head and because of that I got really good at memorizing lines because I would think about the way that things needed to be said and the rhythm of it and I could get that that second my head real easily was acting a respite from the anxiety was a way of addressing it like treating it. Almost I think in some ways it was. I think that that me performing was but I do think and I do think that being on sets was kind of it was it was Kinda hard though because it's so broken up it's not like on stage stage where you get this rush for an hour or two when you're on on the stage but you get you so it's it's broken up you get it. Only you know a couple of minutes at a time and sometimes it feels feels hard to get really invested and I think that as I got older I had more of a my my anxiety manifested as a control freak side so I think that I would get kind kind of frustrated onset sometimes especially ones where I didn't have a lot of creative control and those were a lot of the time because he was going to create a control to a child at age six six Mara appeared in Mrs Doubtfire Robin Williams that success led quickly to other TV and movie parts the remake of miracle on thirty Fourth Street Melrose Place Ace and then a pretty special part came along. My mom actually used to read Mathilde to my brother's classes like my brother's English classes says when they were I think it may be like fourth grade and I remember once I was. I was a little under the weather I was I was I was sick a lot with a lot of really minor stuff when I was a kid in an era or something and she took me with her to the school and just set me up on a little blanket in the back of the class but I was old enough to be able to listen to it and and and listening to my mom play the trouble and playing the part of this really smart little girl who was outsmarting her all of the time that was something it was it was like one of my favorite things this from the very beginning one of my favorite stories I I loved it and so so I I really that character was somebody I had this like image of who she was in my head and and felt almost as if she existed somewhere so when I when I got the script I mean I remember I remember asking if it was like the book and my mom said yes and what had happened was my agent had called and this was when things were kind of snowballing. May agent was like we've got so many scripts about this one. We've got this when we got this one. We've got Mathilde but I passed on that. One and mom was like don't pass on that don't pass on that send that to send us and and she sent it to us and I loved reading it and and it was it was a great script in nineteen. ninety-five Mars mother Susie Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just before filming started on Matilda. There is so much going on in my family at the time my dad had a fulltime job in addition to taking care of my mother and we were promoting a film and I had four other siblings to take care of and there was so so much going on that it felt like if there wasn't time for me to be having a breakdown the way that I was I wanna make sure you caught something in there and I had four other siblings to take care of. She says she had to take care of them. Mara was the second youngest of five kids Mars talking about something that happened when she was seven years old Mara had developed obsessive compulsive disorder when her mom got sick. You can't walk on that place. You can't walk on that crack on the sidewalk. You have to jump over the door frames. You have to duck your head under this line in the doorway before for you before you cross or else you'll you'll feel like your head has been chopped off or something like that. Even though I knew it wasn't going to happen so there was a lot of there are a lot of times where I would run across the house and I would would and I would like be doing these tours towards your ties across the living room floor because I was afraid to step on certain cracks or you know compulsions our actions their things..

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"mara" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Hello. Oh my goodness. The audience is so close, and that is something that is completely wasted on the podcast audience because they can't say it. I I hate when people do that when they record podcasts, and they'll be like, and then I went like this. And then they'll do something with their hand that we can't see and I'm just like explain what you just did. So yes. So super this listening at home, the audience is close, but they're all beautiful people. So it's nice to look at you. All I do like the jarring nature of a room where you can make eye contact with every time. Good feeling from this audience. So good feeling they're they're receptive body, and so far and they're very smiley. So yeah, this is good. Yes. So good eyeballs. Yes. Because we can see you. So Mara tells about your relationship your hits your history with the movie elf. Okay. Well, so I remember when I was sixteen I thought that I was like highbrow by reading Entertainment Weekly. And you know, I was reading the advocate a lot too. I was reading like a lot of which is like a game Zine. I was really in the closet guys. And I was but I was really like I was reading a lot about entertainment. And I heard that elf was a good movie. And I knew that my family we were gonna go see movies over over winter break, and my stepmother would usually choose a romantic comedy that I didn't like because I was very cynical teenager and somehow being a cynical teenager. I still chose to see L. I was like let's go see L. I've heard that it's good and for like a holiday movie, you know, maybe. But like I feel like nobody in my family enjoyed it. And then like we were really quiet in the way home. And I feel like everybody feel like my parents didn't like it. My sister. My little sister says she liked it. But she didn't seem to at the time. And I felt like everybody blamed me like they didn't like the movie, and they blamed me, and I remember being like being sixteen being like, this is so stupid. So I didn't really think anything of it until a couple years later. It's also probably worth mentioning that. I grew up Jewish. So a lot of holiday movies, although I was actually in a Christmas movie, and at one point in my life, and one thing I've got to say is if you ever have the chance to be a Christmas movie or sing Christmas song or something like that go for it. Because even if it's bad they need stuff to like fill the air on TV and radio, even if it's terrible do it, and you will still make money. It is a very practical thing working in a Christmas working in the Christmas industry. You can say is a very very that is a very pragmatic move. So I didn't think much although I did see the Broadway musical a couple years ago because I was babysitting in New York and the kids I babysat their parents worked for for theaters. And so we got front row tickets to elf the musical had like, you know, you can think that like will Ferrell does a lot in this movie. But imagine the actor who had to play buddy for two our straight. It's like there is an intermission and sing and dance. The whole frigging time like that guy. That guy's amazing. I wish I could remember his name. I still an all of that guy. And not only that. But the kids I was babysitting. What they were all dressed up to go to the and they were sitting in the front row with me. And at the end, he bowed any bowed, and he waved right at the kid that was one of the kids who was like front row center. So like that guy has my heart forever. Like like will Farrell. You're great. But like, this is the true, buddy. Head. But I watched it again the other day, and it's not my favorite movie, and it's on my favorite Christmas movie. But I was like, okay, I get what they were going for. Now. I'm not like, I'm not as cynical teenager anymore..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"Everything helps. That is how the show keeps chugging along. All right. I want to dive into the episode. This week is a good one. It's the first time in a while that I had the opportunity to sit down in studio, and I was really honestly blessed to be graced with the presence of Mara Altman. She's an incredible journalist. She is written a ton of stuff. Eight, bestselling kindle, singles, a whole bunch of pieces for the New York Times salon, New York magazine. She used to work for the village voice. She previously wrote a book called, thanks for coming, and we're going to talk about her newest book. It's hocutt. It's called growth. Anatomy dispatches from the front and back and it's available now wherever books are sold. So guys without any further ado here she is the hilarious. Mara Altman Amara. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thanks for having me here. I'm so excited. It's been quite a while since I've had somebody come into studio, which sounds so professionals just a room in my house, but it looks professional thing. I'm actually actively reorganizing all of my books right now. So it's kind of a hot mess in here, but you're very sweet for. I don't know waiting through the mess. So we're going to talk about your book today, gross anatomy dispatches from the front and bad. So, okay. You would say that this all started with bearded lady, which was an essay that you wrote? Yeah. And where was that? Published ill as a kindle? Single. That was on Amazon. Well, cool. And it did very well, and I had a lot of feedback. It was very cool. So is about. Being a really Harry girl. And that kind of book end to it was that I was getting married, and I really wanted to tell my fiancee finally that I had in hair. It was just I was sick of hiding. It was like, I'd be outside, and I would just be thinking about how the sun was hitting my chin, and they'd be like shimmering and blinding him. And. Hey, I would just do crazy things like tear up my appointment cards for laser, and it was just a really exiled a lot of things -iety around it. So I was like, it's just time to tell him and then he can deal with it. However, he wants, you know, and I can stop having this crazy. And how did he take it? I mean, the cliffhanger..

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"mara" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

"My guest complainer today is Mara Wilson. Mara is a writer playwright performer author of the book. Where am I now true stories of girlhood and accidental fame, you may know her from her childhood Rosen, Mathilde Doubtfire, exit Tra, and now you can get her writing right in your inbox with her weekly newsletter on sub stack. Mara Wilson welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me. Thanks for coming. So we like to get a are complaining juices going asking everybody. What is one thing? You hate that everybody else loves. I'm embarrassed already to say this, but I don't like sad music. Yeah, I don't like or overly sad, say like, I think she's an amazing person and a very talented person, but I cannot stand adults. And not stand it. I don't want to be in the same room when it's playing. I don't think that just because you like sad music, you are deepened emotional. I mean, I feel like I can get depressed all by myself. Right? I already cry at like this American life in Pixar this, you know, I don't need. I don't need it and it's just it's just like nails on a chalkboard for me to feel to to be like inundated with too much over the top emotion, it feels it doesn't feel comfortable to me, I think music. Yes. Sad music and slow music to like, like I, I'm sorry, I don't care like what a brilliant lyricist he is. I think Suzanne Stevens is really boring. I and I know I know that I have like a bad taste in music. You know, probably I like poppy music. I mean, I can listen to sad music with if it's in the context of a musical. Right? Right. It's serving a greater purpose that way, and I am a big musical theater nerd. So that is something that I, I know a lot of, but just how my favorite said musical song. Oh, let's see. Favorite said music. As long as I love being alive on penny, I love you know anything from cabaret. World War Two. It's about the Nazis. Of course, unworthy of your love from assassins a super creepy and I love it. You know, I love these. I love these like messed up, love ballads of them. But. Mike always on my own from, yes, I love that one too. I love that one too. Just the perfect like he won't let me back. I might as well try. Yeah, exactly. Just it's it's very overwrought fifteen year old kind of writing. And I, I, yeah, and I, I like that. But like I remember I used to have like a roommate who would play Coldplay, and I would get really depressed listening to it. Sad, slow music. I can. I can feel like my blood pressure dropping. I always feel that way when I'm like getting in the shower and now I have this whole routine where I have to like pick a song that I'm going to play on the showers as countdown a lot while I'm in the shower hut, which which keeps me like going really quick. Right? Right. You know, you you, you spend like five minutes in the shower, and and you could try to spend five minutes in the shower and you'll get out and it'll be like an hour. You think that it will be five minutes. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. All BJ. Yeah..

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"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Seen from the perspective of mary might lynn play by rooney mara on our own ben here went alone to talk to garth davis and really mara and this was recorded speaking but you wanna hear this recorded you to again another snafu on ben's iphone right hey if it's good enough then i've really the podcast so if there's a slight discrepancy with a sound quality meal then this is totally fine is told it's it's fine we're gonna we're gonna go and enjoy garth mara okay joining yeah we're joined on the empire podcast by the merrimack twin gulf davis and his saw reading mara how you guys doing good how are you doing good thank thank you you thank you into the office listening you may not know who was married mental in hell she'd been kind of traditionally viewed through history and also portrayed as young to give in this bill you did this really well yesterday a little i think everybody cut on this well popular culture say's mary as a prostitute and when when we read the script you know this is mining revelation that she wasn't she was actually a spiritual later in iras arise and i was completely shocked story hadn't been told so you know this film bicycling off eight for the first time in a long time two thousand years actually tells his story you guys were together online couple years ago how long have to lie in did you come across mary magdalene did you immediately think of ready for the pilots.

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"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Seen from the perspective of mary might lynn play by rooney mara on our own ben here went alone to talk to garth davis and really mara and this was recorded speaking but you wanna hear this recorded you to again another snafu on ben's iphone right hey if it's good enough then i've really the podcast so if there's a slight discrepancy with a sound quality meal then this is totally fine is told it's it's fine we're gonna we're gonna go and enjoy garth mara okay joining yeah we're joined on the empire podcast by the merrimack twin gulf davis and his saw reading mara how you guys doing good how are you doing good thank thank you you thank you into the office listening you may not know who was married mental in hell she'd been kind of traditionally viewed through history and also portrayed as young to give in this bill you did this really well yesterday a little i think everybody cut on this well popular culture say's mary as a prostitute and when when we read the script you know this is mining revelation that she wasn't she was actually a spiritual later in iras arise and i was completely shocked story hadn't been told so you know this film bicycling off eight for the first time in a long time two thousand years actually tells his story you guys were together online couple years ago how long have to lie in did you come across mary magdalene did you immediately think of ready for the pilots.

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