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    Skater/Filmmaker Myriah Marquez on the Beauty of Being Alive and the Importance of Living With Compassion

    Myriah Marquez is a skateboarder and a filmmaker. She lives with an invisible illness, which impacts her life in a multitude of ways. For instance, she lives in her van because she can’t afford an LA apartment on top of her health expenses, and her illness makes steady work challenging.

    However, she doesn’t let that stop her from doing amazing things. Her documentary short film, Uncomfortably Comfortable, is a beautiful visual (I think it’s a poem) movie. It’s only 13 minutes, but it’s so powerful. Someone described it as the “ultimate road movie (in 13 minutes),” and she recently won best first-time director at a film festival for her film.

    She is a co-founder of GrlSwirl, an all Womxn Skateboarding collective, dedicated to inclusion, philanthropy and female empowerment. Myriah is so giving, and in our conversation, I was struck by how much she cares for other people. That also comes across in her movie. In the film, we witness her processing her life while trying to shift society’s standards of compassion.

    Key Takeaways

    1. It’s beautiful to be alive.
    2. You’re strong.
    3. Don’t worry about the bullshit.
    4. Enjoy life while you can.
    5. Be thankful.
    6. Do what makes you happy.
    7. Be outrageous. B rebellious. Do you. You’re a badass.
    8. Stay Strong.
    9. Keep your head up.
    10. That guy is not the one.
    11. Support others.
    12. Support yourself.
    13. Live with compassion and gratitude.

    Mentioned In This Episode

    GrlSwirl
    Uncomfortably Comfortable

    Connect with Myriah

    Instagram
    @myriahrose_
    @grlswirl

    Songs in this Episode

    Bang Sugar Bang – “Super Cool”
    Bang Sugar Bang – “Invisible City” (unreleased)


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    Cooper Gillespiehttp://gxrlpod.com
    Cooper is a founder of GXRL. She holds a BA in theatre from Smith College and an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert. She's an Empowerment Coach, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Modern Mystic who lives in California's High Desert.
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