Skip to main content

Back to Basics - Onicia Updates - September 2018

Lead Image 2018

Y'all, I feel like I've been living in the library. I currently have five books related writing and the business of being an artists and businessperson. I also purchased two e-books about independent publishing from one of my favorite authors/entrepreneurs, Sylvia Hubbard.

What's up with all the reading? Well, I've been feeling a bit stagnant and think it's time to invest in my personal and professional growth. Yeah. Yeah. I know it's tough to think of me -- someone who is continuously producing -- as stagnant. I once joked to my good friend and former editor at The Daily Herald,  Lisa Davis-Burnett that I have "employment ADHD". Once I understand how something works and figure out a way to replicate output, I get bored and want to move on. So, I've been hitting the library real hard hoping to breathe new life in my artistic ventures.

Outside of work, I've also been thinking about how I can be a better person. I kind of fell off on some of my volunteer projects this year. Last month was my first time back at The Healing Corner in about seven months. It was great to see Arielle and some other friends. The Healing Corner is so much more than free hugs and food. They have great workshops, film discussions, and give Chicago's west side neighborhood families opportunities to enjoy their local parks.

That's all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter.

Upcoming Events

Friends, I'm not booking any new shows for 2018. The kates was my last show until Spring 2019.

Looking for stand-up comedian or storyteller with a Caribbean sense of humor? Book me! bookings@oniciamuller.com.


Published Writings

Caribbean-Born Dancer Kyle Patrick is Naturally Glam! (Curly Nikki)

Caribbean-born model/actor/dancer Kyle Patrick was spotted performing at the Pornceptual stage during Amsterdam's MILKSHAKE Festival.  He’s statuesque; having the right balance of leanness and sculpted muscles. His dark skin is just as interesting as his ever changing looks

Rebellious Living: The Why and How of Intentional Communities in Chicago (Rebellius Magazine)
Wanted: 20th roommate. Must be mindful, love sharing, and accepting of alternative lifestyles.” Does this apartment ad sound appealing?

Folks Wanna Call CPS on Dad Pretending to Arrest His Baby (Curly Nikki)
There's a one-minute clip of an adult male pretending to arrest a baby. A small fraction of Twitter users replied in-thread that police or Child Protective Services (CPS) should be involved.

JBF: The Salesman: The Commitment Ceremony (The Daily Herald)
Roberto was a savvy salesman. Secrets shared during his workshop nearly convinced me to enroll. 
However, considering that  they  intentionally concealed from potential clients that the other four people in the room (not counting the scammers) were employees, I doubted Roberto’s true selling abilities.

6 Tips for Ending a Friendship Gracefully (Curly Nikki)
The birth and death of friendships are as mysterious and unpredictable as waves washing up on the shore. We can't predict when and what they’ll bring into our lives. We don't know what they’ll take or teach us when they leave. 

JBF: The Salesman: Death and Resurrection (The Daily Herald)
“Fire me? Da nerve!” I mumbled audibly like a woman untethered. No, I didn’t want to join their    pyramid scheme cult – I mean...company – with an inverted funnel business model. Still, my soul  was vexed and unfulfilled.  I blew my shot at uncovering sales and marketing secrets from people  with  online business gurus status. Instead, all I uncovered was generic business teachings, vague strategy ,and rental receipts for  everything from their home to the clothes on their backs. 

True Story: I Removed My Weave in Front of My White Classmates (Curly Nikki)
The weeks leading up to that fateful day were epic. I’d figured out how to save costs on books so I could splurge during Spring Break. My stylist argued with her baby daddy on the phone while doing my hair. Amazing! My leave out blended seamlessly with the highlighted wefts. Those feathered layers, ooh child, I was living!

Fangirlin'

Oh wow, my fabulous friends have been busy creating dope ish. Give them all the clicks and let them know you enjoy their work.








Do you make cool things? Let's collaborate


Previous Onicia Update
Previous Hey Onicia
Want to join my club of consensual stalkers? Subscribe!
Created on St. Maarten. Based in Chicago. Onicia Muller (@OniciaMuller) writes, says funny things, and enjoys hanging with creative minds. 
Support the arts by buying me ice cream or telling your Twitter homies.

Popular posts from this blog

True Stories and Faithful Friends - Onicia Updates - August 2018

Aight, so what have I been up to? Oh you know, just the usual: slapping words together and creating dope art with cool people. Last month we filmed my episode of Pre-Existing. I'm so thankful that Lissette was there to direct. Lissette works well under pressure and she's was so amazing and reading my mood and redirecting my energy. Bruh, with friends like these.
I also said goodbye to a dear Chicago friend. This month's ENTIRE Fangirlin' section is dedicated the talented Ms. Candice Lola <3


Shout out my fabulous collaborators: David Audino (executive producer/cinematographer), Lissette Hall (producer/director/cheerleader), Sandy Lee (actor), Sonal Aggarwal (actor), Greg Callozzo (actor), Kyle Hendrix (production assistant), Ashley Connell (on-set producer), and Nick Torres (production assitant/cheerleader).
That's all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter. Upcoming EventsThe Kates …

Unashamed Fangirl - Onicia Updates - October 2018

Newsletters don't always have to be exclusively about me. October is dedicated to Shouting out friends and their new projects. That's all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter.
Fangirlin' Just a few of my friends who create dope ish.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich - Monthly Comedy Show
October 18 (and Every third Thursday) at Under the Gun Theater at 8 PM. Tickets: $5
A very weird, very cool monthly comedy/variety show featuring stand-up, sketches, characters, multimedia presentations, and more! Every show features a new spicy chicken from a local restaurant, for no reason at all. Produced by Robert Flanagan, Chad Weaver, Lucia Whalen, Lily Schulder, and Lyn-Z Harney.

Men who break their own hearts (Candice Lola)
Excuse me, kind miss, but may I lean on you for the payment of my company on your walk?
And because she was taught to be gracious, she allowed it. They walked along the path, making small talk a…

Balancing Quality and Quantity - Onicia Updates - January 2019

Welcome to 2019. I'm finally getting around to publishing this newsletter on the last day of January; talk about cutting it close. I'm slooowly coming to terms with the idea that 2019 should be about quality, not quantity.

In a world where everyone seems to be pumping out content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, not following suit feel like I'm not a serious artist. The truth is, I don't like noise. I don't like popping up in your inbox just because it's a new month. I don't like having a noisy Twitter crammed with self-promotional tweets. Yes, we need to let the world know that our proverbial tree fell in the woods but it's also cool to be quiet. There's a season for everything and this is my season to work on some larger projects.

That said, don't count on having monthly updates this year. Do count on me to support your creative ventures. Holla at me if you want to collaborate. Holla at me if you need a retweet and possibly a donation for…