Notes on acting

︎︎︎ Matthew Ciazza

︎ Jan 25, 2024

My coach told me to stroke my face and whisper a self-affirmative mantra, daily.
I’d pick a piece of lavender, brush my lips with it, whisper to myself,

“You’re beautiful, you’re valued, you’re loved, you’re mine”

I did this every day and believed it: only if I imagined someone else.

Matthew Ciazza is an actor and screenwriter in Los Angeles. Other work appears in Expat Press and Hobart