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Allow me to Introduce Myself

Hi there, my name is Asta and I am an award winning actress & filmmaker based in New York City. In case you were wondering: I have my Sun in Scorpio, my Moon is in Cancer and my Ascending sign is in Aquarius—if you’re into that (which I sincerely hope you are). I currently reside in […]

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And You See Me

One of the concepts I’ve been learning to navigate over the past few years is being “seen”. Those in the entertainment field are forced to reckon with this more than most and even develop ways of curating or “branding” themselves. When tackling issues of authenticity and anxiety, this is no easy task. Sure, if self […]

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My Little Bunny Gia

As the title suggests, I wanted to write this week about my pet rabbit. Her name is Gia and she’s a spot lionhead mix. Her favorite treat is cilantro and for reasons I can totally understand, she is most chill when watching Joe Bob Briggs. I adopted her through a special drive 3 years ago […]

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Make It Personal

Over the past couple years, I have been humbled to be in a position to be asked for guidance on various projects. From how to build a pitch deck to giving crew referrals- I’ve taken joy in being able to help where I can. This has a lot to do with my own projects and […]

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The Best Friend Curse

Growing up I was always superstitious. I avoided going under ladders. Any chance of a mirror breaking could lead me to leave a room. Black cats crossing the street would change my route. All the typical superstitions and ones I made all for myself. One of those became this idea that my any time I […]

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Fueling the Fantasy

One of the most difficult parts of growing up is the idea that the world gets more and more boring. As an artist I see casualties of mediocrity all the time. These people did nothing “wrong” and I personally think that’s the problem. Following a specific path and being goal oriented isn’t bad but it […]

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I SEE YOU

A big part of what’s driven me to write on “this here blog” has been the desire to constructively air out my experiences and feelings.  Part memoir, part guidebook to life as I’ve seen it—the wish to be of some significant influence in the lives of those who “see” me.  So how does a person […]

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I don’t always know why but it’s my Ikigai

Something I get asked more often than not is, “What made you want to be an actress?” Usually it’s framed around the question of my longevity in this mission or what event led me to become a performer or even what film really did it for me. I struggle with answering this question because as […]

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Hustle Muscle

This week I wanted to talk about a bit of how I’ve trained my “hustle muscle”. How my side gigs have informed my dream gigs. When I first moved to NYC, I had no specific desires for my career but I needed to survive. Besides finding a roommate online (I quickly learned how wrong that […]

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Are you flinch tolerant? Why you need to burn to heal

The first time I touched a flame I flinched. Natural reaction to the rising heat against my delicate skin. A primal instinct of “Ouch, that hurts”! As I’ve grown older the flame real and metaphorical is harder to flinch at. There’s a numbness or rather a tolerance to the things I inherently know are bad […]

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