bethanybrookeanderson For the last ten years I've been floating around Los Angeles- a strange little Kentucky bird- integrating myself slowly and methodically into the outskirts of the film industry.
I sacrificed comfort and family and relationships. All for moments I was genuinely unaware even truly existed.
Phantom moments. Delusions maybe.
In Hollywood they call them "Dreams". I remember years ago having a revelation while sitting in a big office building in the valley across from a new potential agent.
In his bad suit-he began painting the picture of what he felt my career would be. Commercials. Cinemax. Guest stars. Perhaps porn- if I was open. He had the confidence of a magical genie granting my wish.
All of the sudden I was little Kentucky B. Home schooled, barefoot, messy and now completely heartbroken.
I thought I had come to terms with the fact that I lived in a world that associates fame, money, power, physical beauty to being a "good" person. I hadn't.

Our value cannot be based on the things we were granted before we even took our first breath. Before we had a chance to fight, and sacrifice and discover the fabric of our being.

The moments I dreamt of as a little girl looked much different.
Discovering humanity. Examining it. Revealing it. Challenging it. Comforting it.
I left that office in the valley that day a different woman. I started building projects, doing philanthropy work and research. Staying home and surrounding myself with artists whose work I genuinely admired.
I've never felt so fulfilled in my life with the career and people I've cultivated around me.
But sometimes when I come here- or even walk down my own Hollywood street- my heart hurts.
Artists- Your voice. Your mind. Your ability to tell stories that form the human experience. THAT IS THE POWER.
Not followers or Snapchats or guests lists or selfies or popping bottles with models.
Resist the tempting seduction of the instant gratification that comes here.
The dreams you had when you were a little kid- those are the purest. The most fantastic.

Every well functioning human soul has a gravitational pull to authenticity.
Don't soften that pull. Be it.
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  •   cupcakesandcourt Looooove Bukowski 3d
  •   moonangle So good & as someone who's peeked into your world via this lil' phone app, glad you embarked a life of authenticity and artistic exploration. Cheers & God bless you ma'am! 3d
  •   callaghanbelle This caption is everything. 3d
  •   kclosas Liked the quote, loved your words. 2d

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bethanybrookeanderson This is what happens when you trespass on abandoned properties with @lnaynay 🐇 2w

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bethanybrookeanderson This girl saved me. Then I saved her. And now we save each other everyday.
Our bond formed on accident- in the darkest moments of our lives- in a tiny apartment in Hollywood. Those moments when you're hanging by a thread- wondering where the open doors are.
In those really dark moments we turned to music and discovered there in lies our true bond. We looked up and realized that we may have waited our whole lives to make the music we make together.
What we had stumbled upon with each other gave us chills- but it didn't even matter who heard it or even where it would go. The music heals us. It completes us. It makes us better humans to coexist amongst.
We will let little pieces of it out into the world soon. Our music babies formed in the womb of grief, growing pains, self discovery - and maybe a couple wild single nights in LA. ;) I love you, sister. Our journey has just begun. @staley captured us with such grace a professionalism this weekend. We are forever grateful!! #thetrippybiscuits #music #indie #folk #rock #band #explorecreate #love #peace #hollywood #kentucky
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bethanybrookeanderson I've floated home to LA now. Reliving the magic. #capebretonisland 3w

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  •   lablandana @sleepymoon13 this pose this pose this pose!! 3w
  •   bigmunk101 The Photographers You Work With Are Amazing. These Are The Best Pictures I've Seen In A Long Long Time. And We'll Than There's You...Your Absolutely Gorgeous, If Models Had Half Your Sex Appeal They Would Have Good Careers. Man, I Just Totally Kissed You Butt 1w

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bethanybrookeanderson I rarely connect here. I share myself other places. I mostly build my community around me- in the flesh.
This space can be powerful though. You never know who will float into your life through the magical interwebs. Who's life will link with yours. Maybe forever.
We all just want to be recognized. Told we aren't a waste of skin and breath. Loved.
Today I want to speak to my ladies. Things I know I always need to hear.
As we fumble through an existence that values us for so many things that don't make up the content of our characters or soul- please love yourself today. Your beauty and complexities aren't measured here or in the sad and distorted eyes of our society. You are a magical little snowflake. I want you to exist. Stop waiting to do all the things that don't provide instant gratification. Be a boss. The most beautiful things about you- we never see here. Cultivate your strange. Love yourself. Then embrace the people who love you for all the reasons you know you should be.
You are fucking magnificent.
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bethanybrookeanderson I want to be the perfect moments you relive in order to survive the ones that haunt you. 1mon

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bethanybrookeanderson Kentucky Biscuits @photomunn 1mon

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bethanybrookeanderson One day I realized
I was just a body full of questions
With the answers buried in my bones. - JMS
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bethanybrookeanderson Normality is a paved road.
It's comfortable to walk in-
No flowers grow. -VG

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bethanybrookeanderson Hats and trees and trucks, please. @mollymarler 1mon

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