Personal Manifesto — Installment №2

Impossible year.

She was going to lose the weight. She was going to lose the burdens. She was going to fly.

It’s quicksand; she begins to sink into the unforgiving depths.

The Screams resonate between her ears.

The more she hears them, the more apathetic…


Personal Manifesto — Installment №1

I’ve never seen the sun so pink…

Well, maybe once — in California.

I start my music — and all at once, i knew nothing — only people who get it will get it.

With candles lit, I sit on my bed up against the…


She looks skinny for once…

Your belly is sitting on your lap…

Fat.

I have heard it plenty of times before. All of it.

I was never very happy with my body, even from a young age. I have also never been one to shy away from a giant bowl…


“I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”

People think that I am a very disorganized individual. That I hold off until the last minute to get things done. That I don’t take what I do seriously.

But really, they have no idea about the time and effort I put into my work.

It’s true, I do tend…


Having trouble with your finances? We’ve all been there…

To be honest, I have never really been all that great with my personal finances. When I was young, I loved the thrill of receiving a couple of bucks to go and spend wherever and however I wanted. There was nothing…


Shedding light on a few things that I have learned along the way

Contrary to popular belief, being an actor is a difficult job.

You are constantly having to make yourself vulnerable, learn new skills, and process certain emotions that you have never had the experience of feeling. …


Everyone needs a mental and physical reset at the start of each week. The perfect way to do so is taking advantage of the wonderful things you can do on your days off to de-stress and get ready for the days ahead of you! …


If you catch yourself in laziness during this time, do not be discouraged. It’s normal to experience something like this, especially now in a time where anxiety and stress are rapidly increasing and fear of the unknown is a constant. However, you need to be cautious when it comes to…


“All tedious research is worth one inspired moment.” — Uta Hagen

Given Circumstances is a term from the teachings of Uta Hagen, a well known actress and theatre practitioner. Any actor who has had any kind of training knows exactly who I am talking about (if you don’t, that’s okay…but…


A couple of tips that have helped me get through…

Have you ever felt like you have accomplished so much and then, after a period of time, felt that you had plateaued? What do you do in that situation? How do you fix something that has an unknown root cause?

Ashley Brouwer

| Actor | Singer | Writer | Spreading Positivity & Optimism |

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