Hi, I’m Faith. I’ve got 18 years under my belt. I like chocolate cake and getting blisters on my feet gives me a sense of accomplishment. Put on American Girl by Tom Petty and you won’t be able to get me off of the dancefloor. I have a group of wonderful friends who I truly believe bring out the best of me. I’d like to consider myself fun. I’m the one with the loudest laugh, the one dancing in class, the one going out of my way to say “Hi!” to everyone. I love the little town on the bay that I grew up in, but I’ve also got big city broadway dreams. I’m currently a college student living in a cute little apartment with three of my best friends. I live for musicals. I quote “She’s The Man” more than I think anyone even notices, and my best friend Jamie is my other half. I belong on stage, and I can’t wait until I can spend every day of my life on one. I never lost my typical girlish childhood dream of becoming a dancer when I grow up. My favorite color is turquoise. Mulan is my favorite Disney princess. I’ve always wanted a boy to sing Uptown Girl to me. I’m a feminist. I love Rosie the Riveter and want to embody her. I love canoeing, camping, and the great outdoors.
Having bonds with people is the most important thing. I easily open up to people, and will tell them anything that they do or sometimes don’t want to know. I like to talk, I like to get to know people, and I like to make friends. I like Taylor Swift, and can often be seen driving around singing one of her songs at the top of my lungs. I like red lipstick, dresses and lace of all kinds. I’m a total fashoinista. As T Swift says, “I had an epiphany that I didn’t have to dress like everyone else, and it was life changing.” That’s me all the way. I’m armed with the best tool a girl, or anyone, can have: confidence.
The most important lesson I’ve learned recently is to take risks. “Oh well” is better than “what if.” I’ve learned to be daring. I’m trying to take more risks in my life. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” said Neale Donald Walsh. Carpe fucking diem.
My Dad likes to write and can tell you your philosophy on life based on your favorite movie. Mine is Steel Magnolias- strong women, yanno? My mom knows everything. Most of the time when you’re little, you think your mom knows everything, but then you become a teenager and think you know more than she does… but I’m 17 and I know that my mom knows everything and is smarter than anyone I know. I don’t know how she fits all of those pointless facts and the best way to handle every situation in her head, but somehow she does. Sometimes a mom just knows when you need rocky road ice cream and a cold wash cloth on your forehead and a shoulder to cry on and for you to tell her everything will be okay, but she doesn’t know that when she says it, it makes you suddenly realize it: it WILL all be okay, because my Mom said so. And my Mom knows everything.
I believe in love and I believe in fairytales. They’re real- they just don’t happen the way everyone expects them to. Prince charming does exist, but he doesn’t have suave black hair or drive a mustang and open the car door for you still on your 50th date. Instead he sometimes has a hard time showing you how he feels and says the wrong thing and isn’t good with pronouncing words, and in the end that’s okay, because he’s your best friend and you can shove a burger into your face in front of him with no regrets, right? I mean that’s always been the most important part to me anyway. If you want to see the cutest fictional couple known to television, check out seth and summer on The OC. Seth Cohen is the perfect boy in the most imperfect, clumsy, dorky and adorable way.
I’m obsessed with the moon. I believe in my horoscope wholeheartedly.
I want to be an actress because I like attention and adventures, and the idea of being able to become another person wholeheartedly fascinates me to no end. I mean, that’s basically like magic right? To be able to become different people and portray it so well. Theatre imitates life, and in a way, I’m moving through life and collecting roles. Not only, “The girl that wears dresses all the time”,“The girlfriend of the varsity boy”, or “the little sister”, but also theatrical roles like, “Cogsworth,” or, “The Blue Fairy.” I think that’s what life is about for me. Discovering who you are, and the fact that who you are will change. You’ll have different roles throughout life. Your life will be a drama sometimes, and a comedy at others. Maybe one day you’ll play the identity searching college student. Maybe one day you’ll play the career woman, or the caring mother. But if there is one rule I’ve learned throughout my journey in theatre, and life, it’s that you always have to be true to your character.