Starving Artists

Starving Artists Community is important for creatives, especially in a city as isolating as New York City. Starving Artists is a platform & resource for these individuals.

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There's your comfort zone and then there's the places, people and things that make life worthwhile and interesting. ⁠⁠Wh...
08/26/2020

There's your comfort zone and then there's the places, people and things that make life worthwhile and interesting. ⁠

Where are you today?⁠
What is your gut saying about your current placement? ⁠

Do something uncomfortable today. By stepping outside of your box, you don't settle for what you are - you create who you want to become 💭 ⁠

We hear "but what if I don't know what my passion is?" and while you have to answer that question for yourself. We find ...
08/22/2020

We hear "but what if I don't know what my passion is?" and while you have to answer that question for yourself. We find that the block usually comes from the notion that you feel it "should look a certain way" or "be like this...or like that." WE invite you to discover what YOUR passion looks and feels like.

The journey to that discovery makes you EXACTLY the person you need to be to live out that passion - so trust that timing. Instead of seeing it as you being behind the curve or late to the game, try to see it as you being guided and discovering it as it comes. Be on the lookout for little signs, connections and messages of guidance along the way. 🔜⁠

At the end of the day, passion is energy. It's all about finding that thing that energizes and lights you up. ⁠

✨What excites you?⁠
✨What scares you? ⁠
✨What are your gifts? ⁠
✨What did you want to be when you were a child?⁠
✨What were some of your favorite hobbies as a child or teen?⁠
✨What's an issue or topic you feel drawn to?⁠
✨How can you be of service to others? ⁠
✨What about how you feel working with each of these: working with your hands, with your mind/imagination and with your whole body? Do you have a preference?

One of our greatest lessons has been if you are scared to create it or it scares you to share and you want to run in the...
08/13/2020

One of our greatest lessons has been if you are scared to create it or it scares you to share and you want to run in the opposite direction - it's probably something the world needs. It's probably a critical piece of your growth. It's probably something your artistic expression is dying to communicate.✨⁠

Authenticity is when you care more about your TRUTH than you do caring what others think of you. ✨✨Its a liberating expe...
07/13/2020

Authenticity is when you care more about your TRUTH than you do caring what others think of you. ✨✨Its a liberating experience to begin to embrace your flaws and imperfections towards radical self acceptance.

Are you feeling this? Cause OOH GIRL we are feeling this today. This might hit a little different for you Gen Z friends,...
07/11/2020

Are you feeling this? Cause OOH GIRL we are feeling this today. This might hit a little different for you Gen Z friends, but trust us- it was a wild time.

Saturdays look and feel so different now. Whether you're Working 9 to 5 FH or running side hustles or taking time to learn something new while COVID halts things, the weekend doesn't feel the same right now.

Maybe it's time to change up your "Weekend Vibes?" Have you tried a new at-home hobby, recipe, or game? Maybe you left your phone at home while you've gone exploring (or at the very least- put it on airplane mode)? The point is- try checking out of this very loud 24/7 cycle for a little bit, even if you're not ready for a full non-tech retreat.

What's your favorite way to disconnect?
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Belief is a POWERFUL THING! Someone needs to hear it so we’ll say it: You are braver than you think and more talented th...
06/19/2020

Belief is a POWERFUL THING! Someone needs to hear it so we’ll say it:

You are braver than you think and more talented than you know and capable of more than you can imagine. We’ve been team YOU from Day 1. It’s time to join us. 👚🏆🏆
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Regardless of where we are in our journey, we’re learning. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
06/03/2020

Regardless of where we are in our journey, we’re learning. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Now that we’ve got your attention, here's an incomplete list of ACTIONS you can do to support the work against racism an...
06/02/2020

Now that we’ve got your attention, here's an incomplete list of ACTIONS you can do to support the work against racism and social injustice in our world, right from where you are. Screenshot my caption and make it your project today 📸

Protesting is great but for various reasons we can’t all participate. List is from Corinne Shutack who is not on Instagram. We are committing to every single item on this list, and I hope you find it in your heart to do the same. PLEASE SHARE ⚡️

⚫️Google if your local PD outfits all on-duty officers with body cameras. If they don't, write advocating to them.

⚫️See if your local PD uses de-escalation trainings. If they don't, write them again.

⚫️If you see something wrong happening, say something. An extra 3 seconds of your time in intervention could save someone’s life.

⚫️Donate to your local Black Lives Matter chapter, the NAACP, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and local bail funds in your community.

⚫️Read up about mandatory minimum sentencing (famm.org)

⚫️Write to the US Sentencing Commission ([email protected]) and ask for reform, re: the above.

⚫️Watch 13th on Netflix.

⚫️Read the 1619 spread from the New York Times.

⚫️Practice real friendship and intimacy by listening when POC talk about their experiences and their perspectives. They’re speaking about their pain.

⚫️Support higher education for Black adolescents by donating to the United Negro College Fund.

⚫️When people say that Black Lives Matter is a violent/terrorist group, explain to them that there are fringe groups that are being misrepresented as part of BLM. Refer to @liana.teresa talking points.

⚫️Look for enterprise resource groups in your organizations and join them in solidarity with your Black and Brown colleagues.

⚫️Affirm the Black people in your life. Meaningfully. You'll know. ♥️#blackouttuesday

05/08/2020

Life really comes down to deciding to follow your heart over your fear and letting go of the things that aren't aligned with what you believe. Your heart speaks to you through your feelings, while your fear speaks to you through others and judgments.

💟Your heart can say to leave a relationship - but fear can say you will be judged for leaving them.

💟Your heart may say to start a new career - but fear can enter and say you will fail or be judged for doing so.

If you follow your heart anyways, your life will undoubtedly change. You will be guided by your true self instead of fear. You will find the people and jobs and places truly meant for you, and the rest will fade away.

Checking in, what mood are you today? ⬇️
04/28/2020

Checking in, what mood are you today? ⬇️

Which house you choosing? 🤔
04/07/2020

Which house you choosing? 🤔

In these times of uncertainty, we are reminded of the importance of COMMUNITY. While we are encouraged to distance ourse...
03/13/2020

In these times of uncertainty, we are reminded of the importance of COMMUNITY. While we are encouraged to distance ourselves physically, we can’t help but feel the importance of leaning on each other emotionally during this time.

We encourage you to FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, call and message those you can’t see in person. Set up virtual meetings of encouragement and support, and share how you are feeling about the current climate of things, share in the feelings of anxiety and uplift each other. Let it be a reminder that we are all connected by our very humanness to share in the same emotions.

We are sending all the love to our creative community members effected by the shutdowns and temporary closers. As we discover resources such as funds, remote work opportunities etc, we’ll be sure to share that info. If you have any helpful info message us or share below in the comments for everyone.

Take care of yourself and stay healthy,
Rease + Christian

We would binge the sh*t out of this!! Tell us: How are you spending your “social distancing” time? What are you watching...
03/13/2020

We would binge the sh*t out of this!!

Tell us:

How are you spending your “social distancing” time?

What are you watching or reading?

We need all the recommendations.

🆓 HOPEMorning Mantra: I aspire to be a giver. A give of love, of hope, good vibes and a giver of strength.
03/10/2020

🆓 HOPE

Morning Mantra: I aspire to be a giver. A give of love, of hope, good vibes and a giver of strength.

Oh no, bad vibes don't go with this outfit. ✌🏼
03/01/2020

Oh no, bad vibes don't go with this outfit. ✌🏼

We are putting the final touches on a newsletter all about money, hunny! 💵💵Let us know if you want in on it. You can com...
03/01/2020

We are putting the final touches on a newsletter all about money, hunny! 💵💵

Let us know if you want in on it. You can comment your email address or DM us! 💌💌

Choosing myself today. Everything starts with how you feel about yourself.Radical self-love has power to ripple out into...
02/27/2020

Choosing myself today. Everything starts with how you feel about yourself.

Radical self-love has power to ripple out into the world and change it for the better, but it all starts with you, hunny💞 #loveyoself

Let me just send you myCoStar then you’ll understand. Pisces got us feeling all the feels. 🌔🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕
02/24/2020

Let me just send you my
CoStar then you’ll understand.

Pisces got us feeling all the feels.

🌔🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕

Imma marry me one day 💍
02/14/2020

Imma marry me one day 💍

We are a collection of our experiences - both positive and negative. If you feel safe and loved, your brain becomes spec...
02/13/2020

We are a collection of our experiences - both positive and negative. If you feel safe and loved, your brain becomes specialized in exploration, play and cooperation; if you feel frightened or unwanted, it specializes in managing feelings of fear and abandonment.

Experiencing trauma can look and feel like:

▶️ Experiencing ongoing physical anxiety
▶️Living in a state of hyperventilance - being extremely sensitive to your surroundings and easily irritated.
▶️Experiencing intense and.or rapidly changing emotions
▶️Issues sleeping
▶️Problems with feeling and/or expressing emotions
▶️Difficulties in developing and maintaining relationships
▶️Feeling as though you're inherently flawed or damaged; experiencing chronic shame
▶️Feeling as though you are completely different to other people
▶️Having an unclear sense of identity; relying on other people to define who you are and how you should behave
▶️Finding it difficult to trust others.
▶️Having emotional flashbacks
▶️Problems with assertiveness; asking for help and saying no
▶️Physical pain with no obvious connection to a chronic issue (such as abdominal pain)
▶️Impulsive and/or risk taking behaviors
▶️Experiencing derealization and/or denationalization
▶️Eating problems
▶️Substance abuse
▶️Issues connecting with other and/or parenting
▶️”The compulsion to repeat" a common example of this is being attracted to romantic partners that cause us emotional pain; an unconscious attempt for us to resolve a painful situation from the past.

Us healing in 2020 looks like acknowledging the pain, knowing it existed, and also acknowledging that it no longer control us or our actions.

It's a journey to be experienced, not a problem to solve. 💭
02/12/2020

It's a journey to be experienced, not a problem to solve. 💭

Life is a true gift. Why do you think it's called PRESENT? 🎁 It's not always easy. It is, however, easy to lose track of...
02/11/2020

Life is a true gift. Why do you think it's called PRESENT? 🎁 It's not always easy. It is, however, easy to lose track of why we are here, and how incredibly lucky we are to rise each morning full of 24 hrs of opportunities.

What will you do with this day, and how will you make the most of it?

Our mindset can either propel us forward into our dream life OR it can keep us in a negativity and a paralyzed state of ...
02/06/2020

Our mindset can either propel us forward into our dream life OR it can keep us in a negativity and a paralyzed state of spinning our wheels. The choice is yours.

How empowering it is to be admired for your thoughts, your energy and your values. Do the work where it counts!
01/31/2020

How empowering it is to be admired for your thoughts, your energy and your values. Do the work where it counts!

We’ll be here for all your phases. 🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑
01/20/2020

We’ll be here for all your phases.

🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑

At least today we have an excuse. ...have you been outside New York? ❄️❄️
01/18/2020

At least today we have an excuse.

...have you been outside New York? ❄️❄️

You may dream in future tense BUT let us not forget that all of the magic in this life is found IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. P...
01/14/2020

You may dream in future tense BUT let us not forget that all of the magic in this life is found IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. Please don't spend your life stuck reliving past moments or dreaming of the future.

Here are some tried and true tips from (us) those people who have tried it all:

✨ Celebrate the tiny joys - A sunset, flowers, the hustle and bustle of NYC
✨ Identify the moment - Ask yourself "Where am I?" "How am I feeling?" "What do I smell?" "What do I see?" "What am I grateful for?"
✨ Listen without intending to respond - We often edit and create in our minds as someone is telling us something. This takes us out of the moment, connect with them.
✨ Be okay with not knowing all the answers - It's scary, we know. BUT the beauty of life is found in these things you can't anticipate or plan for. ALLOW
✨ Listen to your body - It's giving you ques constantly. What are they saying?
✨ Feel your feelings - ESP the uncomfortable ones.
✨ Reduce distractions - Create time in your day where you aren't on the computer. using your phone or watching TV.
✨ Find balance between planning and flowing - Leave space in your calendar for NOTHING. We promise you won't regret it.
✨ Reflect on your day - Take 5 mins at night to simply think back on the day and check in with yourself.

For those of you sitting on an idea, calling or project. There is no time like the present ✨
01/12/2020

For those of you sitting on an idea, calling or project. There is no time like the present ✨

It’s time to dream and craft, ya’ll! ✂️We are hosting the 1st Annual Your Year in Focus: Vision Board Party. Bring your ...
01/10/2020

It’s time to dream and craft, ya’ll! ✂️

We are hosting the 1st Annual Your Year in Focus: Vision Board Party. Bring your goals, good vibes and we’ll provide the rest. Come ready to PROCLAIM your dreams, visualize and put them on paper, as we craft and connect as a community. 💞

Your ticket covers art supplies, wine, beverages, and light snacks.

To purchase, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-year-in-focus-vision-board-party-tickets-88307286471?aff=ebdiiginstagram&utm_term=eventurl_text

Feel free to DM us with any questions. 📩

We’ll see you there! 🚇

‼️‼️ MILESTONE: We've hit 1K followers on IG AND next week is our 1-year anniversary ‼️‼️This year has been full of less...
01/05/2020

‼️‼️ MILESTONE: We've hit 1K followers on IG AND next week is our 1-year anniversary ‼️‼️

This year has been full of lessons learned (mostly the hard way) huge wins and moments of growth. We started out 2019 with an idea that totally shifted into a new vision by the end of the year. Thank you for sticking with us, sharing feedback and all the support as we created this channel.

At the end of the year, many of you asked to know more about us - Rease + Christian, the humans who run this account. We promised that we would oblige in 2020. So here we are, the best friend duo. My name is Rease Cassity, the founder, and the host. I'm an actress, creator, and empowerer. So much of my personal journey has mirrored my creative journey, and I created Starving Artists from a place of wanting transparency and inspiration from others working towards those same goals and dreams. I'm the heart and voice of the channel.

I am many things but social savvy, I am not. ENTER my childhood bestie Christian Vanya. Christian is one of the most stylish humans I've ever met and he just so happened to be in the middle of his own self-discovery and artistic journey. He's a colorist based in Texas with BIG DREAMS of making it in the Big Apple. Thus, he was the perfect addition to the team as the Social Media Manager. He came on to add style and flair. He's responsible for the aesthetic, creative direction, content and artist relations.

BUT the real VIPs are those of you that make up our community. Those of you who come to our events, write in with questions, support all the artists we feature, and continue to pursue your dreams at all costs. We've learned so much and have been inspired every step of the way by YOU.

Thank you for all the love and support, and for sharing us with your peers and friends. As our community grows, so does our want to provide helpful resources along with the way. We are so excited to announce upcoming initiatives such as events, newsletters, and new features such as Community Resources.

Thanks for sharing your journey and being apart of ours,
Rease + Christian

For those of you that are unsure of your 2020 goals! Read this and try focusing on the small habits you can form that wi...
01/03/2020
25 Tiny Habit Changes That Will Make You A Different Person In A Year From Now

For those of you that are unsure of your 2020 goals! Read this and try focusing on the small habits you can form that will change you and help you align with your purpose.

It’s all about the small stuff that adds up!

Tell people you are proud of them, thankful for them, inspired by them, grateful to them, here for them, honored to know them, and comforted by them.

Monday Morning: “Can we get a large We Need To Talk text, please?”
12/16/2019

Monday Morning: “Can we get a large We Need To Talk text, please?”

2019 was lit 🔥
12/05/2019

2019 was lit 🔥

Sundaze be like...
12/01/2019

Sundaze be like...

#FEATUREFRIDAYMeet Peter! 🗣 As far back as he can remember, performing has always been an important aspect of his life. ...
11/29/2019

#FEATUREFRIDAY

Meet Peter! 🗣 As far back as he can remember, performing has always been an important aspect of his life. He has fond memories of performing on stage. This was the foundation that launched his pursuit to obtaining a BFA in Music Theatre, received in 2017 from the Hartt School. Since then, he’s gone where the work has led him - from #starvingartist in NYC to performing at venues throughout the US.

Who inspires him?
There is one person that truly has been an inspiration to him and that is Lady Gaga. He is a little monster through and through. When he heard one of her first chart topping hits, “Poker Face,” he was obsessed to the point where he ran home, sat himself down in front of the computer, pulled up the lyrics and listened to it on repeat until I was word perfect. To this day she is the person he looks up to – fun fact, he's seen basically every concert of hers except for the one she released on HBO which just so happened to be on his 16th birthday. Gaga has allowed him and others globally to embrace our individuality and find our voices.

One of his favorite quotes?
“Roots and Wings,” a saying instilled by his parents and is something cherished by his siblings. Roots meaning familial values and a sense of belonging, paired with wings the ability to soar and follow our ambitions in life. It is his favorite saying because it spans the distance between him and his family with unity.

He is a Taurus Sun and Leo Moon. ♉️ ♌️

He's currently working on...
At the moment his main gig is “The Mansion of Dreams” in Branson, Missouri. The show is truly an experience like no other. Audience members are taken on a tour of Rick Thomas’ mansion as show stopping illusions are pieced together with choreographed numbers to promote the pursuit of relentlessly following your dreams.

Selling tickets for the show by day at the box office and performing six nights a week on and off stage, he is currently in rehearsals for Andy Williams’ Ozark Mountain Christmas Show. Performing and doing what he loves while continuing to work behind the scenes, furthering my knowledge in show business.

As for other projects, he maintains his personal website, www.peter-tucci.com. (created by yours truly)

We love @peatabred’s (IG) his heart and his dedication to live his dream!

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So freaking proud of you girl. You are amazing an Inspirational and the videos make me miss you so much!!!!! Yay for artists!!!!!