Mermaids, Velvet, and Local Honey – Alexandra, The Great.

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Hi, I'm Anastasiya

It’s not every day that you get to meet someone with so much character oozing out of them.

Lucky for me, I have the pleasure of knowing Alexandra who, by my definition, is one of the coolest people you will ever meet.

She’s one of those people where you may think one thing about her…

But then she whips out something outrageously interesting about her that you never would think to be true.

I love those kinds of people, don’t you?

I know you do.

So, I met Alexandra in acting class, which by the way, why aren’t you in acting class?

Sorry, more on that later…

Anyway, the moment she stepped on stage, I was already laughing in the best way possible.

She has this natural charisma that makes her sparkle.

It’s undeniable – you can’t not want to watch her and see what she does next.

Isn’t that incredible?

To meet someone in real life that you feel like you only see in movies?

Anyway, I just wanted to remind you that interesting people are all around you all the time.

And I encourage you to strike up conversations with people that maybe you won’t usually have the chance to.

Or, participate in an activity, like an acting class, that brings out all sorts of different kinds of people from all walks of earth.

Just in case you’re curious about acting…

This is the studio Alexandra and I met at and currently are part of it.

And now, it’s time for you to meet Alexandra.

You’re gonna love her like I do, I know it.

What’s your name, where were you born, and where did you grow up?

Alexandra Leigh Earth, born in Denver, CO, raised in Englewood/Centennial, CO.

Does your name have an origin? Or, what’s the story behind your name?

Alexandra The Great!  A name of beauty and strength, defender of the people.  

What’s something you wish people knew about you?

I wish more people had insight into the creative musings/ideas/innovations of my mind.

What’s something sweet that you love?

I love my sweet daughter, Magnolia.  I also love dark chocolate made with care and attention to detail, as well as local honey.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Las Estacas, Mexico and Moorea/Bora Bora.

Where do you feel most alive? Most welcome? Most yourself?

In writing groups, acting/dancing environments, and while spending time in nature.

Describe yourself to me in 5 words. 

Creative.

Intelligent. 

Curious.

Loving. 

Generous.

Describe humanity to me in 3 words. 

WILL TO EVOLVE. 

What’s something you’re scared to say, but want to?

No.

Tell me about something that you love. 

The winding roads to get to you amidst the evergreen trees and solitude.  Time to unwind and sit fireside with nothing but thoughts and revelations.  Time to cook up beloved recipes and honor the process and the ingredients.  Time to share a peaceful space with loved ones or completely alone.  Time in Estes Park, CO.  

Tell me a story of a moment in your life that makes you happy. 

Summer of 2021, I rode my bicycle around Chatfield Reservoir while preparing to sing at an open mic night in a little tavern in Englewood.  I got up on stage and sang in front of a room full of people for the first time and received positive feedback, something I never thought I would do but I did it anyway.  

Tell me a story of a moment in your life where you were scared, what happened and what did you do? 

I was planning to have an unmedicated birth with my child and instead I ended up bringing her into the world via cesarean.  I was terrified but I did it anyway.  The thought of being medicated and cut open for the process of birth is still disturbing to my mind but in that moment, in those moments leading up to my child’s presence on the other side of the womb, I dug deep and led with the strength of my soul and the inner wisdom that this was what was meant to be on the journey of becoming a parent.  Learning to let go, accept, and continue forward despite current obstacles is one of the scariest and most rewarding aspects of life.   

Tell me something that you never thought would happen to you. 

Divorce.

What’s something you want?

To fulfill my dreams as an artist, as a creative person while giving back to society and empowering marginalized voices to continue to speak up, make changes, and experience true supportive environments.  

What did you dream of when you were a kid? Do you still dream about it? 

I used to dream about being a mermaid while jumping on the trampoline with a sprinkler underneath.  I used to dream about being a veterinarian.  I used to dream about growing up and “playing house”.  When I’m in a swimming pool, I still dream of being a mermaid.  Sometimes I’ll imagine what it would be like to be a veterinarian but logic wins and I don’t go into deep dreaming about what that life would be like because the realities are too dim.  I do still dream about playing house but now it’s as though I’m living out my childhood dreams of “playing house” in my own way and it’s fulfilling.  

Who do you admire and why?

I admire Iris Apfel for her sense of style, eye for design, business savvy, and tenacity.  Any person who lives past one hundred years of age and still has a meaningful career with a joyful heart is a person to be admired.   

If you could change anything, what would you change? 

Being an “under-earner”.  I am on my way to becoming an “over-earner”. 

If you could go back in time and relive your life, would you? If not, why not? Also, do you wish you lived your life differently? 

I would relive all the joyful moments and savor them at a deeper level.  Sometimes I wish I could relive my life knowing what I know now, of course.  The things I would never wish to relive are the aches of a young person wanting to be taken seriously.  

Tell me something you miss.

I miss cuddling on a pull out couch on a screened in porch with my family during afternoon thunderstorms at the YMCA of the Rockies.  

What’s a risk you decided not to take? 

Getting involved in politics for too little pay.  

What do you dream about? 

I dream about a small-scale architectural masterpiece that houses my ceramic studio just out of town enough to feel like it’s far away.  I dream about the day when my writing reaches the hearts and minds of many.  I dream about love all the time.  

What’s a risk you decided to take and what happened because of it?

Walking up to an audition for a commercial by chance and going for it!  I landed the lead role in a commercial for the university I attend.  In a strange and unexpected way it earned me credibility within my family.    

If you could do something again for the first time, what would that be? 

I would run up the Sand Dunes in the San Luis Valley with my daughter for her fourth birthday again and again!  

What do you love learning about?

Communication and psychology.  

If you could have a special talent or superpower, what would it be?

Either invisibility so I could observe more interesting high profile conversations, pressing a button and making a noise everyone could hear at exactly the same time so everyone in the world could be “in tune” if only for a moment, or making the earth grow lush to provide and sustain life on earth more easily.   

If you could change any law or rule, what would it be?

On a statewide level I would implement a law requiring those who move from snow-less states to take a driving exam upon moving to Colorado for safer roadside activity.  

Tell me something you’re glad isn’t in your life anymore. 

The amount of frustration I used to experience.  

What are 3 things you wish you had an endless supply of?

Cuddles, chocolate covered gummy bears, and velvet furniture/home decor.  

What’s your favorite quote or words to live by?

You can create anything it is you imagine. -Alexandra Earth 

What do you love most about the world? 

Creative freedom and true connection.  

Tell me about something that changed your life forever. 

Finding a sense of community as an artist in the Denver hip-hop scene.  

If today was your last day on earth, what would you want to say?

A celebration is in order and a BIG congratulations to everyone I ever knew. 

If you’re obsessed with Alexandra like I am, follow her online:

Love,

Anastasiya

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