Hello friends! As many of you know, I played Deena Jones in Dreamgirls at Village Theatre over the summer. It was an amazing, awarding experience that I'm so grateful to have had. I grew as a person and an artist in the process and loved the challenge of working on one of my favorite shows. I could go on about how great it was, but instead I want to share the challenges I faced during the process. Dealing with the pressure of playing such an iconic character while simultaneously battling with eczema and my own insecurities, I reverted back to old habits of negative thinking. Instead of continuing to fall down the black hole of negativity, as I like to call it, I chose to feed myself positive thoughts to turn things around. I talk about it all below!
If you would like to join me in my daily affirmations, download the file below. If these affirmations work for you, great! If you would like to focus on other ways to love yourself more, write your own affirmations. Pay attention to the way that you speak and think about yourself. Pinpoint those negative tendencies and write affirmations to improve your outlook. Much love, friends and until next time!
Whats up, y'all? I'm Lauren, aka Just Du Pree, and I want to thank you for reading.
This is a space where I share my very personal journey healing from topical steroid withdrawal, life lessons I've learned along the way and occasionally the thoughts of an awkward Black girl (no Issa Rae). I'm also a performer and filmmaker, so if you feel so inclined pop over here to see what goes on in my mind on the regular. If you like what you see you can stay up to date with my work here. Much love, friends!