Hey, guys. Long time no see. So here we are at Talk To Me, and you may be wondering: What the hell happened to Stripping Down Celebs?
I had an epiphany.
When I first started Stripping Down Celebs, I was on a mission. I genuinely wanted to get inside celebrities’ heads, learn their real thoughts, and understand how they’re human. Not this “What are you wearing?” or “What’s your fitness routine?” nonsense. After experiencing Hollywood, celebrities, and their entourages firsthand for nearly two years, I set out what I intended to. I achieved in getting a piece of them we don’t normally see, talking about sex, relationships, body image, and all kinds of issues I had on the brain.
Another feeling had been percolating inside me over that time. I was at constant odds with loving celebrities and also wondering why we celebrate the glamorous culture so much. And this is a thought I grew to battle consistently. Soon, I was pretty unfulfilled.
I realized: They’re only a piece of the puzzle.
So, rather than stripping individual celebrities down, I organically began challenging them and having them chime in on important conversations we may be having with each other, privately, or in the comments, but they’re not necessarily talking about on a scale as large as the red carpet. From monogamy to masculinity and fidelity to dating culture…
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Don't normally take pics with celebs, but @kristenanniebell is THAT bitch!!! This was my third or fourth time interviewing her and she's one of those people who's a JOY to speak with every single time. So gracious and down to earth, like her fame is totally irrelevant. This is how it should be!!
I’m bringing our issues to the table.
And Stripping Down Celebs didn’t seem to capture that. Here, I’m getting us all in the fold, I’m encouraging celebs to be vehicles in the no-BS conversations we actually want. We all have voices — but they’re often drowned out because the internet is so noisy. Not to mention, media outlets are giving us information they think we want. It’s time for thoughts, all of our thoughts, to be heard.
We’ll break barriers and skewed points of view we’re constantly seeing.
I want to help men and women understand each other, and I want us to call it like we see it. So as a twenty-something millennial figuring out LA, my life, and the world, I’m bringing our issues, ones we want to talk about, to the table — getting celebrities, doctors, authors, experts, and YOU to put two cents in.
This is Talk To Me, and I’m all ears. Now let’s get to it.