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Broadway is set to reopen in NYC

backstage before my first live performance since covidAmanda Jane Snyder. The lights are bright on broadway and come september they will be!. Personally, I'm excited performances will be resuming on broadway and theatres country wide, but there’s also some huge systemic issues at hand in the entertainment industry. like racism and fatphobia anyone?
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3 Ways to Train Injury Free

3 Ways to Train Injury Free and Book More Work. A guide for theatre professionals preparing for performances to open again. If you’re injured you can’t perform. With live events opening soon, our bodies may not be primed to perform in the way they used to.
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Unwind and Relax this Weekend

That word feels triggering to me for some reason, maybe because it implies that I'm uptight?. But maybe I am uptight and even when the weekend rolls around I still find myself stock piled with a million things to do.
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My Debilitating Lower Back Injury

I haven’t always been like this. I haven't always been a personal trainer, or fit, or in shape or a social media presence. I got into personal training because of a lower back injury so bad that I couldn’t walk. And no I'm not exaggerating. I had a slipped disk leading to sciatica which left me unable to perform everyday tasks let alone perform on stage or in an audition.
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Award Shows are Racist

While I'm not one to determine my worth on an award that is the basis of an opinion of a bunch of random white people, awards, to some extent are a marker of success. Our society bases success off of outcomes. We recognize talent in a young child athelte when they win the competition or make the elite baseball team. We recognize intelligence when the child receives the markings of an A consistently in school. Since youth, we are told that the outcome, the praise, the recognition is how we determine success. It is how we determine what's good from what's bad.
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You can look like me and still be sick.⁣

Years of certain bad habits have lead me to where I am. Inflammation and gut issues.⁣. But it took me 10 years to find out because no one would suspect or question my health just by looking at me.⁣ Conversely, people who don’t fit the mold of society’s standard of beauty are told that they look sick even if there’s nothing wrong with them. They go to the doctor simply for a yearly check up and are told they need to change, and not just by the doctor. They are reminded daily by our arbitrary societal standards and by the lack of inclusivity of people who look like them in the media.⁣⁣
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Why you should STOP taking Barre, Pilates, and Group Fitness

Stop ONLY taking barre, pilates, or group fitness classes.⁣. Although these classes are fun and they allow us the comfort of community that reminds us of the community we get from rehearsal or performance spaces, these classes are not doing much to enhance our performance as artists. Might I recommend, if you’re gonna take class, TAKE AN ACTUAL DANCE CLASS.⁣
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Calling All Creatives!

2020 was a tough year with theatres dark and less opportunity to actually CREATE and practice our craft!. Many of us question our identity and our worth without our artistic career at the forefront of our life. Moving through this life almost feels stale.
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Habit Mastery

Do you start with the very best intentions to create habits in your life that are good for you, but end up getting overwhelmed or bored and just let it fall to the wayside?. It happens to all of us! Let me introduce you to Vikki Rood. She is a woman on a mission to share that change is attainable. 10 years ago she started a journey to make a real change in her life by choosing to live a life of freedom. Through daily small changes she conquered her addictions and has begun to live a life filled with happiness and success that she never dreamed possible. She continues to be rigorous in her efforts to become a better version of herself one day at a time, one step at a time, on habit at a time.
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Exercise to Support Your Menstrual Cycle

Should you be exercising in a way that supports your menstrual cycle? Does your menstrual cycle matter when it comes to exercise choice?. Maybe you've thought of these questions before or maybe it's never come to mind. The unfortunate reality, especially in the United States, is that our society has been driven and curated by misogynistic and capitolistic ideals. Leaving many people, but women espeically, over worked and exhausted.
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I Dare You to Dream. Do you take the time to day dream anymore. What are your craziest, wildest, most beautiful dreams that you have for yourself?. Dream it up and write down. Life is distracting and serious and full of hustle and flow and adulting and scheduling and work and relationships and this and that and the other thing.
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Books to Read in Black History Month

Following a monumental year for Black Liberation, Black History Month may look a little different this year. Or at least that is my hope. Unfortunately, 2020 was the year that most white people even became aware of the deep imbedded racism that exists everyday in our country. "Everyone is a little bit racist", the truth that we hear from the popular musical Avenue Q. It's not enough to NOT be racist, we must continue active Anti-Racism as apart of a life long journey.
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Gluten Free and Vegan Mock Meat

Mock meat can be a great alternative if you're lookin for some high protein options that don't harm the enviornment, the animals, or your health. For me, I've been vegan for over 4 years now, and just recently I've had to go gluten free for my gut health. There's plenty of reasons why one might go gluten free or vegan, but regardless of the reason, being a gluten free vegan certainly has it's challenges.