Bringing All of You Into The Room

Me, Myself, and... DR

There’s a perception that you need a different bag for different occasions, but the tricky thing about this is that choices have to be made about what might be needed, what can fit, and what has to be left behind. And the real kicker: no matter how well you speculated, inevitably you forget something, and usually it’s something important, like your wallet or keys.

In fact, it happened to me today. Added twenty-minutes to my journey, and another ten to get back into my groove, once I realized it, got pissed, turned around, laughed, and moved forward.

That’s exactly what happens when you have different identities for different occasions. You will inevitably forget an important part of you, including sometimes your currency and the permit you’ve given yourself to be you, fully, in broad daylight.

But when you consistently bring your entire self into the room, you spend less time speculating and more time dreaming. And yes, that’s a lot of you to carry around twenty four-seven, but the fuel that comes from it—passion, purpose, a clear conscious, a strong community—will sustain the heavy lifting.

My last piece encouraged consciously crafting your identity by sifting through stories either created by you or about you.

What about the parts of your identity that are deeper than stories, the parts you are born with and born into?

Age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities are significant parts of your identity, influencing the art you make, how you make it, and why. Too often those parts of us are made to feel cumbersome, out of place, or too complicated to always honor in the day to day.

But you are comprised of complexly woven threads and to pull out one is to unravel who you are as a whole. Your identity is not made of isolated categories of checkable boxes. You don’t have to conform to the form (art form or paperwork).

Nor is an artist shapeless, colorless, sexless, ageless… but rather they are a shapeshifter. One who mythologically can cross realms beyond their original shape, while still keeping their internal identity and point of view. The aim isn’t to escape or disappear inside the work, but rather be informed and expanded by it.

The magic of shapeshifting comes from your technique, your craft’s tools that define, focus, and implement a point of view, a.k.a. a horizon. Determining what techniques you need to learn comes from a solid look at where you are right now, a.k.a. your identity. It’s your point on the map. It’s the tool box given to you by your ancestors. It’s the diary deciphering day-to-day experiences on your journey.

Owning your identity sustains the essence of you, an immortal thread you are weaving into the fabric of the art form itself. That identity comes with you, whether you consciously own it or not. Best to own and empower it!

Just like defining your non-negotiables, you may feel a strong resistance to bringing all of you into each audition, as if it will limit the art you can create. With all my heart, I say this: The more you own who you are in this moment, in this skin, in this conscious reality, the more you expand your possibilities in your art. Only then can you begin to dream of the depths and breadth of what you, and only you, can create.

All For One. One For All.


Knowing your identity means not only being an advocate for it, but being aware of how it shapes and informs your community. We are on a wave of awareness when it comes to the imperative need for diversity, not only for those underrepresented but for all. It is no longer only about women shining a light on sexism; it is about men coming out as feminists. It is no longer only about African Americans protesting for equality; it is about all ethnicities demanding we create a world where Black Lives Matter.

If you grab the mantle of sustainable artistry, one that focuses on the long haul, the epic journey, then you start shaking the foundation of our art form. Please do! Please, shake loose assumptions. Please, open spaces for the possible.

The weight of your full identity demands purposeful steps. It requires joy and hope, to stay buoyant. Keep focusing on those striving to stay fully present, fully themselves.

Set your sights for opportunities that are curious and excited about you. This includes your collaborators and your audience. Don’t settle for those that merely tolerate you. Tolerating isn’t synonymous with valuing. That’s a slippery slope where it’s easy to start bringing only the pieces that are valued to the gig. Don’t. Stop. You are essential as a whole. The gig that doesn’t make room to see all of you is not.

If you’re bringing all of you into a room that only wants part of you, it takes a lot of effort to shove the rest of you in that door, to push out the walls, to make room. You have to assess if you have that energy today. Some days you will. Some days you won’t. What needs to stay the same is your devotion to you.

On low-energy days, focus on what’s depleting you and edit those little energy-suckers out. Find what amps you and create a doable step towards more of that goodness. (More on energy efficiency next time.)

On the days you have the energy, grab your ID and head out the door to do an inside job, remodeling the industry’s narrowly designed rooms regarding gender, ethnicity, and parenting in the arts. Or you can build your own worlds outside the industry’s blue prints all together. There are infinite pathways. But where you go, who you go with, and what you’ll find there, all depends on how much of yourself you bring on the journey.

When you bring all of you into the room, we all are changed. We all benefit. Every time.

(Original published by HowlRound on Nov. 29, 2015.)

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  • jrmcr^It’s awesome&#44 great design. The cobra is fluorescent gray and it doesn’t seem from the picture but I like it. I bought it size S&#44 I’m a 63kg and 1.67m guy and this shirt fit well but a little small&#44 it fits all around my body and it is not baggy. I don’t blame the manuifacturer&#44 it is well known that every brand has different sizes even if you get S&#44 M or whatever. I like the shirt and recommend it but be aware of measures&#44 otherwise you’ll not be allowed to eat much lol~4|steve wilson^super great fit and wonderful and fast shipping!!!~5|MARK DOUGLAS^Awesome graphic! The yellow/green print is neon. So if you don’t like neon&#44 don’t buy this shirt. Got a large&#44 but it’s a slight smaller then normal. It still fits well&#44 but if you are a slightly bigger large t-shirt fit&#44 get the x-large size.~5|

  • Matthew S.^Good shirt. Bought it cause of the always sunny design. Came very quick at a very reasonable price. Everything about the shirt is good (not great) but what can you expect for $6 you ask? well you get a decent shirt with a good logo. I would have given the shirt 5 stars but it is quite ill-fitting. For reference I am 6ft&#44 135lbs and the shirt is a tiny bit too short&#44 while simultaneously being too wide. So if you’re looking for a slim fit or flattering cut look elsewhere. But if you want a comfy baggy shirt for $6 that references Always Sunny you can’t really go wrong – you Jabrony~4|Amazon Customer^This is one of those cheap ill fitting t shirts. Too wide and not long enough. The material is also a heavy cotton that feels like sandpaper.~3|Nathan^Awesome shirt. Fits perfect&#44 arrived early&#44 and it isn’t uncomfortable or cheap material as mentioned in other reviews. I’ll be buying all my TShirts from this company. Even received a flier with the shirt saying I can get a free gift from the seller&#44 haven’t figured out how to do that yet though :/. Five stars!~5|DetroitToyFan^What can you say about a TShirt? I dunno&#44 it fits as expected and the printing is solid. Plus it’s based on an amazing tv show&#44 5 stars.~5|scorpio^been looking for these shirts love em~5|Josh West^Love it!~5|Gabrielle D. Logan^Got this as a gift for my fiance. He’s shorter&#44 but wide-shouldered with a large chest. This shirt was a perfect fit for him and not astronomically long with plenty of room in the sleeves&#44 even if it were to shrink. Great quality on the design: no rippling&#44 cracking or inconsistent patches. The shirt is by Gildan&#44 so not at all cheap or thin. It was soft&#44 durable and true to size with good&#44 strong color. It was pretty much perfect.~5|tony^I only wear XL sized shirts…this one is way too small and the material is not comfortable–feels like sand paper. When I contacted the seller&#44 they basically told me “too bad” …DO NOT BUY~3|Julieanna Maule^It came when expected??the size was good??but the T-shirt it self is not comfortable. I was hoping for a softer shirt. It was a gift so I was a little bummed to give a crispy shirt. Would’ve been excellent if the shirt was softer.~3|NHL^MAGA. The wall just got 10 feet taller. Do not fall to the false song of globalism. For any loving Pede&#44 you will enjoy your patriotism. Shirt fit great as expected.~5|Jett Mattingly^great~5|sagui^Fit as expected~5|

  • Jorge^The overall quality of the graphic is great. I ordered a large t-size shirt and be prepared for a non-fitted large. The t-shirt will fit like a Large size Fruit of the Loom t-shirt. I’m a slim build guy so next time I’ll go with a medium shirt.~4|jenny70371^This is a perfect shirt for the Walking Dead lover in your household. The dark background contrasts with the bright red and orange firey colors beautifully. It’s very easy to read the words WALKING DEAD on the front. I ordered a 2XL for my husband&#44 because that’s his normal size. It fits him perfectly&#44 It washed up nicely&#44 and I hung it out to dry. I don’t typically dry t-shirts because the dark colors fade&#44 and most cotton t-shirts shrink. This one hung nicely on the hanger and didn’t dry too wrinkly– not any more than any other t-shirt. For that reason&#44 it didn’t shrink. I’m not sure if the dryer would shrink it or make it fade or peel or not. All in all&#44 I would order this product and from this seller again. It was a great experience. They shipped really fast and the product was just exactly as described.~5|Ervin Hannah Jr.^I brought this tee for my wife&#44 whom is a Big Walking Dead TV show fan. She absolutely loves it&#44 also the price was right&#44 I saw the same shirt on other sites for double the price.~5|R. Jackson^This shirt is comfortable the picture on the front doesn’t make it scratchy. It’s not one of those cheap thin feeling shirts.~5|Douglas Kaiura^I actually purchased this t-shirt for my daughter who watches the living dead program. She loves it. It fits well and the graphics are super.~5|Billy D.^This is a adequate quality shirt with great graphics on the front. Feels soft and comfortable. I recommend it.~5|C & L^Really nice Tee Shirt. Vibrant Colors and true to size!~5|Diann M. Gillette^This shirt is a gift for someone else. I believe she will like it. It came faster than I expected.~5|Kohii^I loved the shirt when it arrived. It had a beautiful color and I was very happy with the price. The first washing showed definite signs of the lighter parts of the printing fading or even coming off. I could see little flakes of the white or yellow on the black shirt near the top of the “E” and “A” of “DEAD”. (I followed the label… cold wash with like colors. I also turned the shirt inside out as I do with all of my shirts.) Second washing shows the black T-shirt showing through the top of the “DEA” of “DEAD” as well as some black showing through on “ALKIN”of the “WALKING” portion. I truly expected the printing to last longer than one or two washings even for $12.79. The shirt itself is of okay quality. Not as heavy as I hoped but seems to be stitched okay.Seriously thinking of sending it back due to the printing.~3|S. Mondani^It was a gift and was send to Germany &#44they loved it~5|

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