To My Fellow Actors, Hosts and Models: KNOW YOUR WORTH
Repeat after me people: Know. Your. Worth. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I work in an industry where people are constantly trying to take advantage of me. They ask me to work for free or try to compensate me far less than what I deserve. They arrange meetings with me just to hit on me. They expect me to work overtime, doing extra tasks for them without extra pay.
To everyone in “the business,” - once you have a reel/portfolio built, stop working for free. Stop working for exposure. Stop working for content. Know your worth, then demand to be treated accordingly, or walk out that door.
Thank you for attending my TED talk.