Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Chronicles of an Adorably Awkward Lesbian

apacowayner's VLOG
The Chronicles of an Adorably Awkward Lesbian

Curious as to what I’ve been up to in recent years? Do you find yourself being kept up at night by the ever present thought of, “What is that lil rascal, Ashley Lindo, up to? Bitch never returns my texts, she damn well better be busy as shit.” 

Well, that’s a little hostile and weird but obviously not that weird enough for me as I’ve made a video expressing such things just for you. This vlog details what I’ve been doing with my life both professionally and personally since completing high school and my plans for the future.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

San Fran, Sans Plan

San Fran, Sans Plan
apacolyptic productions

This summer I was in desperate need of some solace. My mind felt scattered and my spirit yearned for something more. After my 26th birthday I spontaneously bought a ticket to the bay area and spent a month visiting my best friend. 

The footage was collected from my month in San Francisco and our road-trip to Los Angeles.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Professional résumé vs Acting résumé

Professional résumé vs Acting résumé
Personal Photos

The only difference between my professional résumé and my acting résumé?

I'm so proud.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Doodles: "A babe caught in the breeze"

"A babe caught in the breeze"

Move over, Kim K! There's a new sheriff in fannytown...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today I made...Skull Bracelets

Today I made...
Skull Bracelets

I tried to use up most of the skull beads I had lying around by making some bracelets and necklace charms today.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Today I made...Tyrannosaurus Rex Plate

Today I made...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Plate

Today I made a plate that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle and has a dinosaur on it...also, datass.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Next Stand-up Performance...

Next Stand-up Performance:
May 30, 2013 || 8pm || $5

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

I drew a space unicorn to inform you that I will be performing at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse next week (Thursday, May 30th at 8pm). Come out and get weird with me.

In case you missed it, here is the live performance from May 30th:

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Indianapolis Bench

The Indianapolis Bench
Personal Photos

I'm outside waiting for the truck to find its way back to the garage so we can load it up and go to the banquet and as I'm sitting on the bench I see a lady sitting across from me. She's the very picture of a strong black woman. Her braids securely pinned down and held to her head with a mesh hair net. She is a janitor here and began to tell me how she looks like a mess and her husband told her she should be ashamed but she liked her sweatpants and t shirt. I told her comfort is important and I thought she looked beautiful. She went on about her vacation plans and how she planned on wearing dresses everyday and sandals. She even plans to get her toenails done so she can strut all around. "ima take the bus too because I ain't go nowhere to be. Ima enjoy my time off." She hasn't taken off in years because there was no one to cover her shifts but they hired a new girl recently. Then another woman walked up. White with a mullet, she plopped down next to her friend and they both started talking with me. This woman and her husband were just pulled over by a cop who's been bugging them for a while because their truck isn't safe to drive. "howmeye supposta get to work? I live on the west side and this cop was nasty." The other woman replied, "he iddit hafta do that." It felt good to speak with them. Not sure why exactly, but it did.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

National Seaperch Challenge 2013

National Seaperch Challenge 2013
Indianapolis, Indiana

I went to Indianapolis this weekend to host the live webcast of the National SeaPerch Challenge along with 5:00 Films and Media.

Now more than ever teaching children the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics needs to go beyond the classroom. Programs like SeaPerch provide an invaluable resource for the engineers of tomorrow.

The only way I'd be more excited for this gig would be if the children were engineering fully automated creatures from the Mesozoic era...but, I mean, they are talented lil babers- maybe robodinos aren't completely out of the question.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Silk Route Music Festival Commercial Shoot

Silk Route Music Festival
Commercial Shoot

This past weekend m’lady and I went to the land of wild ponies to shoot a commercial for the Silk Route Music Festival in Cyprus.

With my glow-in-the-dark skin and Jenn’s almond eyes of joy we were the perfect hires for a commercial to air all over the Middle East and Russia…blended right in with those Persian and Iranian girls, practically twins.

Like most beach shoots with perfectly clear skies, it was freezing and I honestly believed for a moment there that my nipples were going to push out of my skin and skidder on down the beach they were so erect. A park ranger came by and gave the hula hoop a whirl. (And, as is the norm for our generation, everyone captured the moment via their cellular devices.)

To anyone who has ever mistakenly thought I was well adjusted or could handle myself responsibly in situations where others are present, ya’ll some silly ass geese. I’m awkward as fuck. My social anxieties are evident even when on a set. I’m tall and thus normally am placed in the back in group shots. This is great because then I can really cut loose and explore my dance moves…get real wild with that shit. I, unlike most gals, don’t give a flying fuck if I’m on camera or not. You need a filler, someone who will have only the back of their arm in a shot? I’m your girl. No ego here, work is work. As long as I will get a copy and credit, I’m golden. I can be seen above “blending in" with all the beautiful people…and by that I mean standing out in a painfully profound way.

It hurts to be this cool, it really does.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Keri Kyphosis": An ACL Digital Short

Keri Kyphosis
An ACL Digital Short

Like any raging queen, nothing sounds better to me than a good wig and expressive hand motions. Above are some snapshots of the different characters I portray in my most recent comedic short, "Keri Kyphosis".

Keri is an unlikely model who proves that the world of high fashion has room for one more mishapen ball of clay.

Check out the video and subscribe to my youtube!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mautner Project Gala 2013

Mautner Project Gala 2013
with Ashley Linder and Tagg Magazine

It was both my honor and pleasure to cover the Mautner Project Gala on behalf of Tagg Magazine this evening. I interviewed three state delegates including the honoree of the evening, Maggie McIntosh, who helped to pass the legislation legalizing gay marriage in Maryland.

The Mautner Project is committed to improving the health of women who partner with women including lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, through direct and support services, education and advocacy.

Check out the video produced by Kelsey Brannan:

Monday, March 18, 2013

On being fierce, fabulous, and yourself

Thoughts on being fierce, fabulous, and yourself.
Joining "The Fashion District DC" Team

In early 2013, I received an e-mail from my friend, Stone, who asked for my help with his latest project. He wanted to produce an online fashion video digest that put DC in the spotlight. The nation's capital is known for many things-- free museums, politicians, government, traffic congestion, borrowed architecture, but... fashion? Do Washingtonians have any real "fashion sense"? Stone wanted to tackle that question by creating a visual record of just what was happening in the DC fashion scene, leaving the answer up to the viewer.

Fashion is something I do not know much about. My own personal style consists of thrifted clothing, comfortable fabrics, offensively bright colors, interesting textures, patterned leggings/hose/tights, and cool things my sister is no longer wearing. Comfort has always been my chief concern. I mean, you're going to be schlepping around in these garments for a while, why not enjoy how they feel against your skin? If it feels good and is reasonably priced (which hardly anything in this area is anymore, hence why most of my clothing is from the thrift store), I'm down to complete the sale and call it my own. 

No one has ever told me I was fashionable. In fact, when I was a traffic reporter on television, the higher-ups expressed that my style was too colorful, too vest-ful, and most of all, "not newscaster-y at all." Only after years of hearing how different my clothing tastes are that I finally understand it... I don't dress like people think I should, and that's not a bad thing. 

Everyone has their own sense of what looks good and what feels good. In the fashion world, there is a place for everyone to shine. You like bold animal prints and hoop skirts? There's an outfit for you, honey. You want to wear nothing but black for the rest of your days? There's a community that's there to support you, booboo. You want to spend hours doing your make-up and glue foam to your face every night? There is a world waiting to hold you close to its breast (the NYC club kids are still going strong and are impeccably dressed night after night). It doesn't matter if you think you fit in or you don't. Fashion isn't about fitting in, though the corporate machine would like us to believe otherwise... It's about being innovative and standing out.

With fashion, it's important to never lose your personal center. To quote Stone Lyons, creator of 'The Fashion District DC':
"Be fierce,
 be fabulous,
 but most of all, be yourself."

Photographed: Quintin Hill, Ashley Linder, Stone Lyons and Bryan Ita

Monday, March 11, 2013

Today I made...Rosebud Sugar Skull

Today I made...
Rosebud Sugar Skull

I completed another sugar skull last night in efforts to use up some old thrift store earrings. My proportions are still a little off but at least I've evolved past my "nothing but Neanderthal" skull phase. It's interesting that my progress has mirrored that of actual skull evolution to a T!
Pretty trippy...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Today I made..."Beyond the static"

Today I made...
"Beyond the static"

"Beyond the static", 2013; Finally finished my first commissioned piece!

We are constantly bombarded with and distracted by stimuli. It becomes all too easy to lose your own footing or never properly gain it to begin with. This piece is meant to highlight the feeling of bewilderment towards our world while reinforcing the simple truth that peace and enlightenment come from within.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Next Stand-up Performance...

Next Stand-up Performance...
February 21, 2013 || 8pm || $5
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

Mark your calendars, friends! I will be performing comedy of the stand-up variety at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse on Thursday, February 21st at 8pm. Jermaine Fowler (of Comedy Central and will be headlining and tickets are $5! Come out with your gaggle and giggle all night.

In case you missed it, here is my live set: