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    Child Custody in the Time of Pandemia

    I am still raw from the March 13th sting when we, terrified by a novel virus, canceled classes at the high school where I teach -- where my youngest attends -- and floored it home without a backward glance, locked ourselves up tightly, and refused to open for friend and stranger both. I forced smiles for all the kids in my care, "What an adventure!" it said. We got this. I got this.

    Simply Insignificant

    Lately, I have been feeling a bit small. There are so many BIG concerns in the world right now that my life feels ... well ... unimportant.

    Maintaining is the New Thriving

    Don’t misunderstand me: Sierra’s death is in here, waiting, like lava bubbling deep inside a sleeping volcano. It will have its day, as such losses do, whether I want it or not.

    On predictions of death

    I am like him. When I am angry, my eyes flash contemptuously and I say nothing. I feel wrath and hatefulness and plan cruelty. It passes. I’m glad that is mostly all.

    Jaime Parker Stickle on Trusting Your Instincts and Going After Your Dreams

    Jaime Parker Stickle is a writer and actor who holds an MFA in writing from the University of California, Riverside. She is the creator and co-host of the “Make That Paper” podcast, which looks at all the strange side hustles we artists do to support our art, and the new storytelling series “Okay You Guys…” in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Anthologies. She is currently in revisions on her novel! And, she is the co-editor of the GXRL blog.

    We discuss the importance of trusting your instincts and going after your dreams even when people tell you ‘no.’

    Key Takeaways

    1. People are going to tell you no. Don’t give up.
    2. Demand your worth. Period.
    3. Always listen to your instincts.
    4. Stop listening to other people. Listen to yourself.
    5. It’s never too late to change direction. 
    6. If the same thing isn’t working, do something else.
    7. It’s okay to have what you want from life change.
    8. You are enough. 

      (BONUS TAKEAWAY: If your job is making your physically sick, quit!)

    Mentioned In This Episode

    Backstage
    Boom Chick Boom
    Groundlings
    Make That Paper Podcast
    Prescriptives Cosmetics
    Second City
    University of California at Riverside, Palm Desert MFA
    Upright Citizen’s Brigade

    Connect With Jaime

    JaimeParkerStickle.com
    Instagram: @JaimeParkerStickle
    Twitter: @JaimeStickle

    Songs in this Episode

    Bang Sugar Bang – “Super Cool”
    Bang Sugar Bang – “Control” (unreleased)


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    Cooper Gillespiehttp://gxrlpod.com
    Cooper is responsible for all the operations inside GXRL. She holds a BA in theatre from Smith College and an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert. When she's not writing and editing, she's hosting the GXRL podcast, acting, and rocking out with her two bands LANDROID and Bang Sugar Bang.
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    Latest Posts

    Child Custody in the Time of Pandemia

    I am still raw from the March 13th sting when we, terrified by a novel virus, canceled classes at the high school where I teach -- where my youngest attends -- and floored it home without a backward glance, locked ourselves up tightly, and refused to open for friend and stranger both. I forced smiles for all the kids in my care, "What an adventure!" it said. We got this. I got this.

    Simply Insignificant

    Lately, I have been feeling a bit small. There are so many BIG concerns in the world right now that my life feels ... well ... unimportant.

    Maintaining is the New Thriving

    Don’t misunderstand me: Sierra’s death is in here, waiting, like lava bubbling deep inside a sleeping volcano. It will have its day, as such losses do, whether I want it or not.

    On predictions of death

    I am like him. When I am angry, my eyes flash contemptuously and I say nothing. I feel wrath and hatefulness and plan cruelty. It passes. I’m glad that is mostly all.
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