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The skins we're in

It's funny to think how much your perception of the world is influenced by the particular skin you're in. And I mean that in a number of ways-- the experiences you've had, the way you interface with everything you encounter. And because all those things combine in a way that is unique to ever person, it makes for a shockingly disparate position each of us comes from.

I thought of this when I was in ballet class tonight, thinking of my particular circumstances that I deal with when I dance. I am frustrated by my slightly weak ankles and my unusually inflexible knees; they're not conducive to making one a great dancer. But as I struggled, I couldn't help but think that as challenging as it was for me, I likely had fewer things to overcome than most women in that class-- I am young, fit, and have few pains of any kind. I can't imagine what it must be like to live with any kind of chronic pain, but I do imagine it strongly affects how you go through life.

And I may never know what it's like to live like that. With chronic illness or pain. I've never experienced an accessibility issue. I don't take up much space. Having these things likely changes the way you live in a way I can't fathom. It strikes me because of just how much I may be ignorant of other people's perspectives. I can't necessarily rely on empathy. I have to summon compassion that doesn't come from being able to relate.


About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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April 2017


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