Being An Actor Is A Lonely Life

by Kelley Lord

Being an actor is a lonely life

People think it is indulgent

Being an actor is a lonely life

When you’re making the ultimate sacrifice

Being an actor is a lonely life

There no money in it, or awards for most

Being an actor is a lonely life

When you’re done with a show

And everyone goes home

And you hang up your costume

But it feels like your skin

And you’re back to bare bones

Being an actor is a lonely life

It takes an immense amount of time


Watching Promising Young Woman as a Rape Survivor

By Kelley Lord

*Spoiler Alert, this is a review or rather my experience*

The name of the men who’ve violated me is always on the tip of my tongue. I wish they could learn better, I wish they could pay. When the main character Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, describes Al Monroe’s name all over her late friend Nina I could really relate. The men who’ve taken advantage of me over the years won’t remember it because it wasn’t traumatic for them, it was just another Saturday night. …


Reasons I May Never Expose My Rapist

By Kelley Lord

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony to the Senate yesterday awakened a lot horrible memories for women around the nation. As I cried in frustration, I asked myself why do I continue to stay silent about what has happened to me?

It’s because rape and sexual assault are portrayed as black and white but are rarely ever that way. Rape is portrayed in a very specifically violent way where there is a clear rapist and conservatively dressed victim, and the victim is screaming and clawing to break free. This is because…

Kelley Lord

Actor & Writer

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