Using Humor to Incite Great Work with Lauren Hope Krass | UYGW23
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Standup comedienne, screenwriter, and actor Lauren Hope Krass is passionate about body positivity… except, she says that body positivity is the trojan horse. Inside the trojan horse are fat activism and a message for women everywhere: You are beautiful, exactly as you are. 


Join us as we discuss:

03:57 What helped Lauren step into her full self and switch to an abundance mindset.

07:06 How body positivity is more like a Trojan horse.

09:12 How fat activism becomes dangerous to fat people, specifically to their safety

10:44 A lot of challenges when it comes to a woman in comedy.

11:37 How Lauren lands into a comedy career.

14:06 Lauren’s TV Pilot, called Fat with Standards.

15:23 How Lauren ended up on a stage in New York City.

19:02 What are the challenges of bringing a message into the world through comedy.

21:20 Entertainment business is terrible, unfair, and sometimes unrewarding. If you don't love your message, if you don't love what you're doing, don't do it.

22:28 Lauren’s joy and fulfillment in what she’s doing.

About the Guest:

Comedian and writer Lauren Hope Krass got her start in comedy in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. There, she performed improv and standup regularly at Theatre 99 and all over the city. Her material ranges from the ridiculous to the brutally honest. Her self-deprecating humor combined with a dash of charm creates a unique perspective relevant to any audience.

Lauren has headlined nationwide for Organizations (SAP Americas), Colleges (Princeton) and Clubs (Goonies, MD). Locally, you can catch her at some of the best clubs in NYC such as Caroline's, Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club and QED among many others. She has also been a featured storyteller on Kevin Allison’s RISK! She's the winner of the She Devil Comedy Festival (2018) and her original TV Pilot "Fat With Standards" was an official selection of the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2021) and a finalist in the Austin Comedy Film Festival (2021). Lauren has also been featured in the Women in Comedy Festival, Cinderblock Comedy Festival, Annapolis Comedy Festival and the Charleston Comedy Festival.

Instagram- @LaurenHopeKrass


About the Host:

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author and coach changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work-- launch a successful business, make a scientific discovery, raise a tight-knit family, or manage a global remote team-- without sacrificing your health, happiness and relationships.

Amanda is the Author of the forthcoming book, Great Work: Do What Matter Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received more than a million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts.

Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.

Sponsored By The Aligned Time Journal

The Unleashing Your Great Work podcast is sponsored by the Aligned Time Journal! The Aligned Time Journal is here to answer the question "But HOW?" How can we figure out what our Great Work is? How can we get started, stay with it, and finish our Great Work so it can go out in the world and have an impact?

Click here to learn more, and try it out for yourself!

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