If You Got Some- You Gotta Give Some Back.

The only reason I’ve had any success in my life is because a woman has helped me. It started when I called the only person I’d ever met at CBC radio and asked her if I could do a “secret internship” for 2 months. She said yes. She let me in the back door every morning and she showed me …

Bigger and Bolder and Golder

During a session with an intuitive a year ago she told me that she saw me as I saw myself…a hunched over old cackling clown, dragging a bunch of junk behind her, with a limp and smeared red lipstick; rebellious and shit-disturbing. I was funny and entertaining and even subversive sure, but it was an act – to soften my …

To Be Inspiring You Have To Be Inspired.

I called my friend Carmen wailing, blubbering like my heart had been broken. It had been. In that moment. The Moth (PRX and NPR Radio and Podcast Storytelling show) was coming to Vancouver for the FIRST time and they didn’t ask me to perform. HOW was this possible I rallied on the phone to Carmen “I’m THE BEST storyteller in …

The Rules to Staying Sane and Keeping Your Soul Intact Online

This might hurt a bit. I’m playing tough love coach here. You don’t have to…but I’m asking you to consider – considering these options to get you back on track of why you put your heart and soul online in the first place. Here we go! Take off all unsubscribe notifications and likes. Every time I get an unsubscribe, I …

Remembering The Why In The First Place- Your Singular Purpose.

Maybe you don’t know it yet, or you don’t think you don’t know it yet? I look back on 20 years of creating art and now I see this web, this perfectly constructed road that lead me exactly to right now- writing to you. And I’m not done. I have a vision I hold that is all at once terrifying …

Are You A Necessary Creative? I can help.

An online support group/training session for Necessary Creatives. Using group intelligence, gentle prodding, and strategies that have helped me get the demons off my back we are going to find, refine and call forward your gem. It’s time. It’s probably past time. It’s not 6 figures in 6 weeks. It’s not 3 easy steps. But I believe that if you …

Letters to Celebrities I've Never Sent- Amy Poehler

Dear Amy, I’m writing to you even though every inch of me is screaming noooooooooo. I’m so deeply ashamed that I’ve even started this letter…and as I continue this sentence the loathing grows. Everything I type is vile, clever garbage and I want to shoot myself (oh God more garbage) to stop my brain from continuing… But. I’m going to do …

Letters to Celebrities I’ve Never Sent- Amy Poehler

Dear Amy, I’m writing to you even though every inch of me is screaming noooooooooo. I’m so deeply ashamed that I’ve even started this letter…and as I continue this sentence the loathing grows. Everything I type is vile, clever garbage and I want to shoot myself (oh God more garbage) to stop my brain from continuing… But. I’m going to do …

Big Wins, Face Lifts and Freedom

I won! (and I didn’t even cheat) Best Radio Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy Best Social Media Personality is: Emelia Symington Fedy @ tryingtobegood.com Thank you to all my loves for voting. I’m sending you all this cool shit because Trying to be Good is going through a big revamp. I’m not willing to be silenced for being a loud woman anymore. I will …