How to Let Go of Idealism & Create More Freely — Keiko Agena
Published September 20, 2018
35 min
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    Do you want to create more freely? If so, you might wanna shift your relationship to mistakes, and let go of some of that idealism. That’s the central topic of today’s show with actress Keiko Agena. You might remember Keiko for her supporting role as Lane Kim – the punk rock obsessed daughter of strict Korean-American parents on the show Gilmore Girls. I know I was pretty obsessed with Gilmore Girls back in the day. Recently, Keiko has been recurring on SWEET/VICIOUS, COLONY and the new Netflix release of 13 REASONS WHY. She’s also the author of a new Artist workbook called No Mistakes. In today’s episode, we talk about Keiko’s experience as an Asian American woman in the world of acting and Hollywood, why you don’t have to call yourself an artist, and the one thing she recommends you do to bring more creative freedom into your life. As a heads up: For the next eight weeks, there will be an episode dropping every Thursday – alternating between interviews and minisodes. The minisode series is all about boundaries, my favorite topic, so stay tuned for those too. Show Notes: ● On childhood, acting, auditioning and landing a role on Gilmore Girls show. [02:23] ● Transitioning from Hawaii to the mainland and realizing how being Asian American would impact her acting career moving forward. [06:06] ● The ease of temping in contrast to her discomfort and anxiety while on Gilmore Girls. [09:50] ● More on Gilmore Girls and newfound interest in drawing, arts, and creativity. [19:44] ● About her new book, “No Mistakes: A Perfect Workbook for Imperfect Artists”. She also talks about how what you do will label you eventually. [22:21] ● Her advice for creative women who want to unleash or discover their creativity. [30:50] References: Majo's website – Keiko's website – Music by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs – Want to support women's voices? Go to & become a bigger part of the Heroine community. Check out our rewards for supporters.
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