"The New Hollywood"
Thinking of Hollywood there are many words that come to mind-glitz, glamour, lights flashing, red carpet, and paparazzi- looking fabulous! Being famous for being famous or rich. Reality TV, cat fights, drug addiction, rehab, eating disorders, infidelity, stealing
husbands, using dogs like accessories… using babies like accessories. Sex tapes “accidentally released,” pulling a Basic Instinct while leaving limos… And then there is “The New Hollywood.”
I don’t know about you but I’m sick of having my subconscious absorb so much
negativity around Hollywood and their portrayal of women. I feel like at a certain point
art isn’t reflecting life but that life is a reflection of art. And I don’t know if I want to
reflect all of the negative aspects of that kind of “art.” I don’t know if I want to be that
kind of woman. So I’m not. I choose to surround myself with other authentic, likeminded
women. Women who want to learn, to grow, to be truly artistic and who wish to
shine in every area of their lives. Women who try to love each other and themselves with
all of our imperfections. To erase the word “should” from our vocabulary and trust that
each “Goddess” will figure out what is best for her along the way. “To become a
professional cheerleader for each other and for ourselves.” To whisper in each other’s
ears to… “Dance through the storms… because sunshine will break through the clouds…
as it always does with time.”
We are “real women” just like you. We come from different parts of the world, have
various experiences, paradigms, beliefs, upbringings, and yet we all have fears, had our
hearts broken, dealt with the awkward years of puberty and wanting to fit in, we all…
heck, we all get our periods and that alone should bind us together (like in the novel,
“The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant).
Our mission statement is simple: "The New Hollywood" Women's Goal Group Inc is a women's philanthropic goal group based in Los Angeles. It is a group of professional women within the entertainment industry of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. We provide a safe environment where our members are accepted as they are and encouraged to fulfill their potential to achieve their personal and professional goals. "The New Hollywood" donates upwards of $10,000 a year to various charities, as well as, creating outreach events and collaborating with other non-profits. In short...we are women who support women.
You’re a woman and it’s a truly amazing thing. As women we give so much to so many
and love so deeply. I hope this blog will awaken the part of you that perhaps wants to
stay small in certain areas. To remind you of the little girl inside who wants you to play
and wants you to be nicer to her more often. To remind you that life doesn’t have to be a
mundane to-do list in order to accomplish your goals. To inspire you by reading about others
who are making the seemingly "impossible possible." And to remind you that you know
exactly what you need if you listen to your heart.
Founder and CEO of “The New Hollywood” Women’s Goal Group Inc. 501(c)(3) non-profit
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” -by Marianne Williamson
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. To handle yourself, use your head; to hand others, use your heart. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"You are here to enable the world to live more amply with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world." -Woodrow Wilson
*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of the “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.