I don’t know if this is the result of the common New-Year-new-me mantra that most people adopt the first week of January, or if I’m reconnecting with the old me (I blogged consistently for 5 years, 2006-2010), but no matter the reason, I’ve decided to launch this blog.
As an introvert that constantly seeks a creative outlet, but finds Twitter too restricting and requires impulsivity, finds Facebook too political, like dropping raw meat in the middle of a pack of wolves, and finds creating frequent youtube videos too daunting for a filmmaker plagued with perfectionism, blogging seems to be a nice compromise.
I say this jokingly, but this will be my “safe space”, where I will get the voices out of my head (and into yours, sorry!), so that I may move beyond these thoughts. You can’t just consume information, you must have a release, an outlet, to make room for new consumption. I’ll warn you, some posts may be for selfish reasons (venting), other posts will hopefully be for unselfish reasons (sharing information that may be useful to you). I would love for this blog to find reciprocity with its readers, or… reader. I know that I at least have one. Hi Mom!
Cutting to the chase (an odd saying that just made me google what it comes from), let’s get to the fun part of this not-so-action-packed non-film: welcome to my new blog!
I already have many ideas of what I want to write about, things that keep me up all night and many topics entirely unrelated to why I’ve become a “public figure” (my family insists that’s what I am now). The past two years have been spent releasing my documentary The Red Pill, a project that I am so proud of, beyond words, but is also just a slice of what consumes my existence – my Being (i.e. thoughts, emotions, absorption of my physical and spiritual world… did I lose you yet? I promise I rarely say the word “spiritual”, why did I use it on my first post?).
There are many topics that interest me, that’s why I became a filmmaker, particularly a documentary filmmaker, which can be distilled down to a story seeker that becomes the storyteller. I’m not an activist or a political pundit, or a saleswoman, or someone with the secret sauce to life that is on a mission to enlighten the masses. What I am is a chronic thinker and observer that releases what I absorb through making films, or in this case – writing. I’m a little bit of a nomad in regards to ideas and schools of thought. I rarely place my flag down on any stance, and if I do, I have a hand shovel on standby in case new information proves me wrong. Not saying I’m wishy-washy…. or maybe I am? No, I’m not. Well, mostly.
I hope you’ll stick around for my upcoming posts. Some will be silly, others will cover some very serious topics with care, but the one consistent principle that I vow to uphold is authenticity. If I try to maintain an image, it will become too much work and I will fail, but if I always stay grounded and true to who I am in any given chapter of my life, it’ll be easier for me to continue. I will likely (hopefully) evolve in my thoughts and writing skills over time, I may not always be polished or have all of the facts straight, but I hope you’ll respect the journey I’m on and allow me space to explore and grow.
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Tom January 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm
Wondering if there’s a way back to the ‘ blue pill ‘ days ? Ignorance was truly bliss , happy new year .
Andrei Bursuc January 9, 2019 at 10:40 pm
What is wrong with the word ”spiritual” ? 🙂 Don’t get me wrong i am an atheist but personally i think that, in this time and age getting in contact with our inner ”spirit” it’s a good thing.
TheBlueHeron January 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm
Thank you for starting this blog, Cassie. I liked “The Red Pill” so much that I have my own copy on DVD. I don’t have a problem at all with “spiritual” (the word OR the concept). There’s too much hostility towards spirituality these days. If it has meaning for YOU, the author, then by all means write about it! Looking forward to more of your posts.
Dave January 15, 2019 at 12:27 am
TheBlueHeron, I couldn’t agree with you more! Keep growing strong Cassie!
Mal January 10, 2019 at 12:17 am
REALLY looking forward to reading more Cassie!
Ryan Dube January 10, 2019 at 12:25 am
Hi Cassie. Absolutely thrilled you’ve decided to join the blogosphere. What you have to say is relevant and important in today’s world and the fact that you’re willing to invest the time and energy into putting your ideas out into the world says a lot about your character and what matters to you the most.
I’ve bookmarked the site and will be following along. Thank you for being one of the rare brave souls willing to stand up and point out a wrong when so many today instead choose to stay on the bandwagon and repeat what they’re taught to believe.
Best of luck and enjoy the writing process!.
Dolf (a.k.a. Anders Ericsson) January 10, 2019 at 2:24 am
Well, you can nuke the “reader” (singular), for even if the rest of the guys drop out, I’ll remain alongside your mum. And why not “spiritualize” a bit more often?
Dolf (a.k.a. Anders Ericsson) January 10, 2019 at 2:26 am
… and thanks for clearing up the “cut to the chase”, I’ve always wondered about that.
Brian January 10, 2019 at 3:26 am
I admire you so very much. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Dave January 10, 2019 at 4:44 am
Congrats on starting your blog! Amuse-bouche made me think of the “Friends” episode where Jon Lovitz guest started lol.
David January 10, 2019 at 5:16 am
Hello Cassie – from Berkeley. I have a smile on my face after reading this. It feels like I get to know you a little bit. Nice Blog! It is nicely written and enjoyable.
It’s funny – a week before I got the email about the start of your blog, I decided to learn about blogs and start my own. It should be about my thinking and evolvement around environmental action and issues.
I’m a small Patreon supporter, fan of your Red Pill movie, fan of your many YouTube posts, and believer in men’s and women’s rights to respect, safety, health, free speech, and all that other good stuff. Eight years ago I joined a large, well-established men’s group here in the SF bay area. About 65-70 men, working on themselves, and supporting each other in their growth.
William Lyman January 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm
Looking forward to it. Love the photos, though utterly gratuitous.
Paul January 14, 2019 at 9:51 am
Great to read your blog, you come across as the same authentic, fair and thoughtful person as I’ve seen in your interviews, writings and of course in TRP.
I have a question for you. As CMB, I recently got into a discussion with a woman who claimed all MRAs were the same, and not in a good way.
I realized you were being copied in on a lot of the back and forth, so I removed your name to avoid flooding you even more than I assume you are.
My question: was it worth all my time and effort trying to convince her that MRAs are not all misogynistic brutes who want to turn the clock back, or was it pointless?
I’d love to know what you think, you can DM me on Twitter if this is too off topic for your blog, in which case I apologize.
Also wondering if you ever read all the comments in the petition people made to try to get “The Project” (that sham of an Aussie show that ambushed you) to show the whole uncensored segment.
The injustice of that still riles me two years on, was it hard for you to put experiences like that out of your mind, or do you just choose not to dwell on that kind of thing?
Either way, it’s great getting to know you better via your blog, not that I’m expecting a reply.:)
All the best, always
Lawrence Gleason January 28, 2019 at 11:15 pm
Just discovered you two days ago. Or was it yesterday? At this moment a nearly hour-long interview with you on Rebel Wisdom- I hadn’t heard of them either until today- is playing, down to its last 5 minutes. This is the fourth or fifth time these last couple day’s I’ve heard you speak, also watched your TED talk.
That said, you are absolutely insane.
It’s amusing- sorry- to see you get smacked in Australia, shed tears when when thinking of The Red Pill as career suicide, and realizing anyone who speaks out about men’s rights- is there such a thing?- receives a tsunami of horrified pushback.
Been there. (Long story.) Men advocating this do not have a snowball’s chance in hell.
A pretty young blonde female who has visited the Playboy Mansion in a previous life talking about gender equality and that men get shafted at times? That will get attention and people will listen- but not until you are tarred and feathered a few times.
Good luck. Now following your blog. Keep on plugging.
Xavier Jones February 4, 2019 at 2:40 am
I enjoyed your film “The Red Pill”. I am looking forward to whatever you speak of next.
Eric Hamell February 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm
Hi, Cassie! We met at the TRP world premiere and I’ve been following you on Twitter since even before that, but was so busy lately that I just today made time to subscribe to your blog and catch up on what you’re posted so far. I’ll be keeping up from now on, however!
Scott August 3, 2019 at 8:11 am
Just finished watching “The Red Pill” and wanted to let you know how it affected me. Of course the issues discussed and the disparity in our society was stirring, but far more moving was your own personal journey through it all. I was inspired by the young woman who was willing to be brutally honest, not only in her documentary with issues, but with herself, in spite of how her own personal biases were confronted. It motivated me to be just as honest with myself, and I fear that it may not be an easy task. Thanks for your courage and inspiration. You are truly an amazing young woman.
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Hi Cassie! Well now, just a few days ago I sent you an email via this website and now you have a blog, which is neat! I wonder if anything in my email contributed to your decision to create a blog… Probably nothing! *shrugs* Anyway, best wishes for 2019 and for this blog. -James