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    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.

    KYM PRIESS on Creativity and Her Winding Artistic Journey

    Kym Priess (aka “Tomahawk”) is an adventurous, bold creator, musician, singer, actor, on-camera host and performance artist living in Los Angeles. Her work pushes boundaries, forms and comfort levels yet maintains a playful, whimsical and curious tone. Her current focus is her adventure spectacle rock project called STUNTDRIVER. The project straddles rock and art whilst examining the age-old battle between light and dark via sci-fi like personas amidst heavy electro-rock. But this isn’t her only iron in the fire. Priess has a rock’n roll fitness web series called “Tomahawk Training” and is working on the launch of her virtual talk show/variety hour called “The Tomahawk Outlaw Hour.” Kym is from Austin, Texas and loves frozen margaritas with chips and salsa.

    This conversation with Kym was so funny. I laughed the whole time while I edited it. We discuss the creative process and Kym’s artistic journey. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do!

    Key Takeaways

    • Find your community and be a generous community member. Look for what you can give as opposed to what you can get.
    • Constantly be putting out work, even if it sucks. Constantly creating helps you develop your process. Just keep making!
    • Share your work. Don’t be precious about it. Find ways to put it out.
    • Have a time where you “clock in” to work on your art.
    • Carry a notebook so you can capture inspiration when it comes to you.
    • If you are asked to give feedback on someone’s work, give actionable feedback. If you are asking for feedback on your work, be specific about what you would like feedback on so that your feedback giver can actually give you helpful information.

    Mentioned in this Episode

    Cinderella Motel
    Kym’s Instagram
    STUNTDRIVER
    Tisch
    Tomahawk Training – Rock’n’Roll Fitness
    Zak Barnett Studios
    Ask Pallavi

    Songs Played In This Episode


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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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    Debbie Lucido
    Debbie Lucido
    5 months ago

    Hey Kym listened to your podcast really enjoyed hearing about your journey. Its cool. I had that feeling when I was young would dance and sing in the house.

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    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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