Have you ever found yourself in an audience and looked up at the woman on stage and wondered, how? How does she do that? On today’s episode, I asked a lot of “how” questions of my guest, Sheetal Sheth. Sheetal is an actress, author, producer, and activist. Sheetal’s breakout role came in Albert Brooks’ “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World” and she is known for her performances in a wide range of memorable roles in film and on television. I asked Sheetal to share her experience as an Indian American woman making her way in Hollywood and how she was able to find her voice as a young actress and now in her other roles as activist, producer, and author. We also discussed how she has gotten over her fear of rejection, how she has continued to roll out new work, and what has kept her motivated as she worked her way up. She also offers advice on how to step out and tell your story both on stage and through a book.
Her latest children’s book, Bravo Anjali, comes out next week on September 21st. It is the follow up to Always Anjali, which debuted to critical acclaim and became a favorite for schools and parents.
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Sheetal is also a cancer survivor and outspoken advocate who served in President Clinton’s AmeriCorps and is currently on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for Jennifer Newsom’s, The Representation Project. Learn more about Sheetal here.
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Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, seven-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.