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Meet Trailblazer Lauren Dair

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Dair.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to Los Angeles in 2008. So, I’ve been in LA for 10 years now. I originally moved to Burbank for acting and lived in a tiny little apartment with my family. I was on a show called ‘New Girl’ for a few years playing “Young Jess,” the younger version of Zooey Deschannel. In between filming and auditioning, I also started to really pursue music. Soon, music took more time than acting and became a full-time gig. My band played venues all around Southern California. Fast forward to 2018, I have released 3 EPs, recently released a song that I wrote with Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson of Linkin Park, just got accepted for my Master’s Degree in Music Industry at USC, and am living my dream every single day. I am a songwriter and get to write songs for not only myself but to place in TV/film projects. Being able to wake up every day and get to do what I love is incredible and I truly am blessed. My most recent accomplishment was winning the Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II by Open Labs, Lenovo, Intel, and Linkin Park. The grand prize included a studio session with members of Linkin Park. We went into the studio together and ended up working on what would be my newest single, “Every Little Light.”

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My journey feels as if it has been a rollercoaster. There have been extreme highs and extreme lows. It is not an easy journey pursuing music/acting; you face a ton of rejection. I have had opportunities right in the palm of my hand and seen them vanish into thin air. I have been told “no” hundreds of times and at times, have even thought about quitting. I think the best pieces of advice that I could give, as cheesy as it sounds, is to keep going. You have to have passion, you have to have love, and you have to be willing to work through all the rejection. It is hard and there are going to be days where you don’t feel like you are good enough, smart enough, pretty enough or worthy of reaching your goals, but you are. You are enough. You are more than enough. Keep pushing through the hard times and work your butt off, and you will get to where you want to be. With the good comes the struggle.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about your business – what should we know?
I am a musician, actress, songwriter, and radio show host that wants to share her quirky personality with the world. I tend to write about things that are very close to my heart and share my vulnerable side with the world. When it comes to social media and sharing my story, I want to bring that same level of honesty. While I share a lot about my personal life and things that I do on a day to day basis, I also want people to get an inside look at what I am doing with my music, my acting, and my work in general. I share things I am passionate about and help support other independent artists.

Which women have inspired you in your life?
There are so many women who inspire me daily. My mom is one of the strongest people I know. She is crazy smart and is going back to school for her fifth degree. She has always been supportive of me and what I want to do. My grandma is a total badass and one of the toughest ladies I know. Her story is incredible and truly has done everything under the sun. I was raised around independent, strong women and feel as if that has shaped who I am today.

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Chad Elder, Lynnzee Fraye, Casian

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