Monique Parent is creating videos and representing mature women in film and TV
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patrons

$51
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Here is the short, get to the point version:
I’m an actress. I also make videos encouraging women over 40 to embrace their age. I need help financing both those ventures.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a way to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love.


Here is the long detailed version:

I turned 50 which is (yikes!) a huge milestone. I made the decision to move back to California and follow my dream of being an actress. Hollywood is not known for being kind to 50-year-old women and I moved back to LA to pursue an acting career at an age when most women run screaming from it. Along that vein, I decided to embrace my age and not fight it. Most of the women that I know who are 50 years old are trying very hard to look 35. But if a movie or a TV commercial wants a 35-year-old there are plenty of real 35-year-olds so I decided to stop trying to look younger and to embrace my age. In Hollywood, there is a shortage of 50 year old women who look 50 years old. Going gray is a business decision. I think it will lead to more work and that’s what I made the move for. To do the work that I love!
Society takes it’s cues from what is seen on our TV screens and movie screens. When the only gray hair seen on TV is on senior citizens, we automatically view gray hair as “old”. The only way to change that is to get people on TV and into movies that are young and vibrant with gray hair. That’s what I am here to do. I’m here to represent. Hopefully, to implement a change in how society views those of us with sexy, silver locks!
I was asked about my hair so much, I started making YouTube videos for other women and men who are considering going gray or who have gray hair and want to enhance it and themselves in this platinum chapter in their lives.

Where your money goes:

I found so much satisfaction in creating these videos that I have decided to make it my “day-job”. Instead of working in a restaurant serving food, or as a bartender or any number of temp jobs that so many actors must do to stay alive and pay the bills, I have chosen to make videos that make older women feel better about themselves. Helping them feel like they are being represented in the media. Offering a friend, who is going through the same things they are, as we inevitably, age. I treat it as a full time job, putting out 4 or 5 videos each week, shooting them and editing them myself. In order to do that, I need a space to shoot in (my apartment) I need electricity and internet. I should probably eat some fresh fruits and vegetable now and then for that whole staying alive thing. I’d like to be able to purchase new products to test and review and not rely solely on sponsors to show my viewers products that can make their lives better. Acting class. Headshots. All the stuff that it takes to keep an actor in business. Better equipment to improve video quality.
Please don’t contribute if it will be a hardship in any way! This is purely voluntary! I am going to keep on making videos regardless. I’m going to keep on trying to make it as an actress no matter what. If you like my videos or you just want to help support an actress, a dollar or two once a month will really help!
Naturally there are rewards!

Pledge $1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, picture updates.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Your name featured in video credits as Associate Producer, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
Your name in the credits of my video as Executive Producer. An autographed photo (one time only). Access to unlisted video for your eyes only. Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
10 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, picture updates.
Pledge $10 or more per month
4 patrons
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Your name featured in video credits as Associate Producer, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Your name in the credits of my video as Executive Producer. An autographed photo (one time only). Access to unlisted video for your eyes only. Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us!
Goals
$51 of $250 per month
A good lavalier microphone to improve sound quality. A Diva light to improve the look and show more detail. An actual camera. These are extras that would be awesome to help improve the overall quality of my videos.
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Here is the short, get to the point version:
I’m an actress. I also make videos encouraging women over 40 to embrace their age. I need help financing both those ventures.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a way to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love.


Here is the long detailed version:

I turned 50 which is (yikes!) a huge milestone. I made the decision to move back to California and follow my dream of being an actress. Hollywood is not known for being kind to 50-year-old women and I moved back to LA to pursue an acting career at an age when most women run screaming from it. Along that vein, I decided to embrace my age and not fight it. Most of the women that I know who are 50 years old are trying very hard to look 35. But if a movie or a TV commercial wants a 35-year-old there are plenty of real 35-year-olds so I decided to stop trying to look younger and to embrace my age. In Hollywood, there is a shortage of 50 year old women who look 50 years old. Going gray is a business decision. I think it will lead to more work and that’s what I made the move for. To do the work that I love!
Society takes it’s cues from what is seen on our TV screens and movie screens. When the only gray hair seen on TV is on senior citizens, we automatically view gray hair as “old”. The only way to change that is to get people on TV and into movies that are young and vibrant with gray hair. That’s what I am here to do. I’m here to represent. Hopefully, to implement a change in how society views those of us with sexy, silver locks!
I was asked about my hair so much, I started making YouTube videos for other women and men who are considering going gray or who have gray hair and want to enhance it and themselves in this platinum chapter in their lives.

Where your money goes:

I found so much satisfaction in creating these videos that I have decided to make it my “day-job”. Instead of working in a restaurant serving food, or as a bartender or any number of temp jobs that so many actors must do to stay alive and pay the bills, I have chosen to make videos that make older women feel better about themselves. Helping them feel like they are being represented in the media. Offering a friend, who is going through the same things they are, as we inevitably, age. I treat it as a full time job, putting out 4 or 5 videos each week, shooting them and editing them myself. In order to do that, I need a space to shoot in (my apartment) I need electricity and internet. I should probably eat some fresh fruits and vegetable now and then for that whole staying alive thing. I’d like to be able to purchase new products to test and review and not rely solely on sponsors to show my viewers products that can make their lives better. Acting class. Headshots. All the stuff that it takes to keep an actor in business. Better equipment to improve video quality.
Please don’t contribute if it will be a hardship in any way! This is purely voluntary! I am going to keep on making videos regardless. I’m going to keep on trying to make it as an actress no matter what. If you like my videos or you just want to help support an actress, a dollar or two once a month will really help!
Naturally there are rewards!

Pledge $1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, picture updates.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Your name featured in video credits as Associate Producer, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
Your name in the credits of my video as Executive Producer. An autographed photo (one time only). Access to unlisted video for your eyes only. Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us!

Recent posts by Monique Parent

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
10 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, picture updates.
Pledge $10 or more per month
4 patrons
Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Your name featured in video credits as Associate Producer, plus all previous rewards.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Your name in the credits of my video as Executive Producer. An autographed photo (one time only). Access to unlisted video for your eyes only. Every month, we'll have a patron-only live stream just for us!