Who are you?
I’m Keiko Elizabeth! I’m an LA-based actor, as well as a mother of two gorgeous humans, ages 7 and 22 months.
Why do you write this blog?
One day in early 2013, I read an interview in the LA Times with director Naomi Foner, who said, “I don’t know any woman who isn’t constantly fighting between the exquisite selfishness required to be an artist and this exquisite selflessness required to be a parent.” Her comment resonated with me deeply, in that singular way that happens when someone puts language to a previously unarticulated experience. I wondered where these women were so I could meet them, commiserate with them, cry on their shoulders.
This blog is my call to arms, my attempt at gathering these artist mamas together for a circle up, a huddle, a tea party so we can love on each other, sustain each other, and help one another mediate a win-win in the often intimate battle between our selfishness and our selflessness, our artist and our mama. Basically, I want more mothers to be able to sustain their creative professional lives, and I want them happier while they’re doing it.
What’s your blog about?
Good question! First let me tell you what it isn’t…
- It isn’t a blog for moms of children actors. For that you should go to www.hollywoodmomblog.com.
- It isn’t a blog about celebrity moms. Looking for the latest on Gwyneth, Jessica and Mila? I’d check out www.tinseltownmom.com.
- It isn’t a blog for “creative moms” who are kind of artsy and looking for craft inspiration. Since I’m decidedly not crafty and need a lot of inspiration, I subscribe to these blogs but would never deign to write one myself. I particularly like www.tinkerlab.com.
This is a blog for women who are creative professionals in the entertainment and performing arts industries who also happen to be mothers.
I write about stuff that’s on my mind and tell stories from my own experience, mostly to do with the intersection of acting and parenting, with a little sprinkle of feminism, woowoo spirituality & my own particular brand of cheekiness mixed in.