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I think that the pressure, as a woman, to be this perfect multi-hyphenate in every area of our life hampers our ability to do what we love and share it.
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Selection and attention bias really change how we perceive the world around us and in turn how we measure ourselves against that backdrop of elusive perfection.

It is much healthier to realize most situations and outcomes are not perfect, but rather we do the most we can as best as we can with what we know and have at that moment.

The extra pressure and scrutiny from others (whether legitimate or self-imposed) looming over our heads doesn't help, and perhaps we fear ridicule in response to "failures" or "faults". But as you mentioned, people really do appreciate honesty and authenticity more.

A part of your article also reminds me of a sentiment shared by Sir Richard Branson, which (paraphrased) is essentially to start before you feel ready -- not haphazardly or carelessly, but with confidence in yourself to move forward and grow through experience, no matter where it takes you. The "perfect" time to start is now :)

On another note, +Taryn O'Neill, I think it's awesome you're championing  #ActressesForSTEM  and women in STEM, and I appreciated your post on why the upcoming series Cosmos matters (for those who haven't read it yet:  http://operationbabe.tumblr.com/post/78792748209/why-cosmos-should-matter-especially-to-hollywood ). Reaching that Hollywood audience is directly in line with what Ann Druyan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson said about the show being for everyone, but being even sweeter to reach people who didn't know they might have an interest in science or even people who may think science isn't applicable to them or that it is out of reach for them to take part in it.

Another reason Hollywood should have an interest in STEM is to invest in their future behind the cameras; I didn't even know the movie industry had awards for scientists and engineers for advancing the capabilities of the tech for creative-making tools.
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You need more than just a pic / res and reel as an actor these days! Here are some suggestions to help you build your awesome actor's arsenal:
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I love the profile pic Wonder Woman it's Hoyt ur hott with those beautiful green eyes
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What 'inner alien' might you want to embrace? Do you have a side that most people don't see of you but that you wish they did? Do you want to re-brand yourself in concert with it? I blog for Ms. In The Biz about my journey to become taryn 'the badass'. Please comment and share if you can xo
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I am a true inspiration and knowledge junkie -- thus such a helpful ep! I find 'Reading List' in Safari to be a helpful place to 'stack the crack'. 
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A post I wrote to help demystify the ins and outs of a TV set -- a 'what to expect when you're expecting' for actors!
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I didn't go see Elysium because, though I liked the world I saw in the trailer, it looked like it was going to be a Matt Damon action movie. It looks like I was right to think that. More science in my science fiction, please! ;)
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Acting in Hollywood is a crazy business so I offer up a few suggestions on how to build your armor to survive it...
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Starting a new series for Ms in the Biz where I curate inspiring articles and videos -- similar to my T and Her Brain tumblr site-- check it out for some innovation and inspiration! 
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twitter @tarynoneill: Actress, writer, webseries producer, lover of scifi (with an emphasis on the science), martial arts and all things badass.
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Hey there! Welcome to my Google + account.  I'm trying to be more diligent about posting here! Check out my website www.tarynoneill.com and my twitter feed @tarynoneill to find out more about me. 
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I was a national medalist in Canada in ice dancing (ie. figure skating!)
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