Advice

How Activism Works, On You

Jessie Rosen - April 24, 2017

Yesterday I went to a meeting run by an activist organization working on voter suppression issues.   The group is a division of the Action Group Network launched by Beau Willimon, who created House of Cards. It is an impressive, motivated and organized group of friends and strangers tackling the very specific issue of affecting change in government by ensuring that all Americans eligible to vote can actually …

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It’s The End of Complaining As We Knew It

Jessie Rosen - February 28, 2017

In light of the fact that American Democracy is crumbling before our very eyes at the hands of an unqualified megalomaniac who has, in a mere refuse-to-count-them weeks in office, made life more miserable for trans people, immigrants, refugees, and journalists (to name the mere obvious) – pretty stable, probably white Americans can no longer complain, about anything. To be clear, I’m not complaining about …

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5 Toxic Money Habits To Ditch in 2017

Jessie Rosen - December 30, 2016
the fiscal femme

The horrors of 2016 are out of your control, your money is 2017 is not.   The lovely and brilliant Ashley Feinstein (aka The Fiscal Femme) helped me save a bundle of money for travel back in 2016 (see “The Easiest Vacation Money Saving Tip In The World”) so I snagged her back for a little advice on ditching toxic money habits for a happier, …

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Why You Need To Make a List of What You Need

Jessie Rosen - September 15, 2016
what do you need

A few weeks ago my therapist asked me what I feel like I need.   It’s a weird question out of context. Not what do you need for this session? Or what do you need to get through this work week? or what do you need to really feel like your wardrobe is complete? (solid brown leather belt, black cashmere crew neck). Just what do you feel like you need? We talk a …

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Secret To Success: Be More Like Matt

Jessie Rosen - August 3, 2016

How one e-mail from one stranger has kept me focused on what it takes to find success [photo credit/source] A few years ago I participated in this panel run by this organization called the JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society). My friend Jade put the group of speakers together. The topic was television staff writing and each of us represented a stage of the writer’s …

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Brutally Honest Advice for Writers

Jessie Rosen - May 18, 2016

I oddly always use Summer as a time to get a massive chunk of work done. It’s the start of development season for network television here in Los Angeles; the days are longer meaning more sunlight to convince me it’s not time to stop working, and – the real reason – I didn’t get a staff writing job on a network television show so I’m …

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