Why I – self-care

This has nothing to do with singing but it just annoyed me this morning in a post on someone else’s wall. This is my response.

If you think that I am not authentic because

  1. I wear makeup.
  2. I get my hair done. Cut and colored. 
  3. I get my eyelashes done.
  4. I may or may not have done injectables in the past and would do them again if I had the money. Assuming I’ve done them in the past. 
  5. I like clothes that fit me well, are comfortable AND make me feel attractive.
  6. I work out to feel and look better. Not as much as I’d like to or should but I do.

If you think any of these make me phony or superficial or less authentic than you are, then YOU DON’T KNOW ME.

And don’t you dare suggest that I’m deceiving myself if I can take care of myself in the way that I like and also be a vital, creative, and damn powerful force of nature.

There. 

Published by Mezzoid Voice Studio

Christine Thomas-O'Meally, a mezzo soprano and voice teacher currently based in the Baltimore-DC area, has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. As an opera singer and actress, she has appeared with companies such as Charm City Players, Spotlighters Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Opera North, the Washington Savoyards, In Tandem Theatre, Windfall Theater, The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, and Skylight Opera Theatre. She created the role of The Woman in Red in Dominick Argento’s Dream of Valentino in its world premiere with the Washington Opera and Mary Pickersgill in O'er the Ramparts at its world premiere during the Bicentennial of Battle of Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County. Other roles include Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, both Hansel and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel, and many roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Her performance as the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha was honored with a WATCH award nomination. Ms. Thomas-O'Meally received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She regularly attends master classes and workshops in both performance and vocal pedagogy, and is certified in all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. Her students have performed on national and international tours of Broadway productions, at prestigious conservatories, and in regional theater throughout the country.

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