We had the good fortune of connecting with Grace Wethor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Grace, how do you think about risk?
Personally, I believe that taking “risks” has been a vital part of my life & career. However, I also found myself in a unique position that allowed me & encouraged me to take these unexpected risks. At 13 years old, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My type of tumor typically has an 8% chance of survival for six months. Once in that mindset, things that many people would label as “crazy” or “risky” seemed perfectly sane to me. Moving across the country, exploring anything/any city that interested me, turning down my dream school for my dream life, sending cold emails to my idols… Suddenly there was nothing that seemed too difficult for me to do, so I did it all, not expecting any specific outcome. Some of those things stuck and blossomed into the career/life I have today.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
For me, my career morphs into whatever is currently inspiring me. I’ve found that 99% of the time it falls within the category of entertainment & using art to tell stories that I find fascinating. My whole life I’ve been in love with words & finding ways to package them to express to others certain emotions. This love of words led me to become an actor. Being an actor & reading scripts led me to being an author, which led me to directing projects I wrote, which led me to producing, & eventually founding my own entertainment company to give voices to those I believed I could provide a platform for. Later in my teenage years, I also fell in love with using my words to help others through legislative advocacy & I found my way to Capitol Hill while fighting for funding & laws surrounding youth access to healthcare. Bridging my love of advocacy & film is what truly makes me happy. People often ask me how I got to where I am today and the truth is I have no idea. All I know is that every day I woke up & pursued whatever was on my mind, and slowly but surely that turned into a career.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My Favorite Spots in the City:
Eat @ Inn of the Seventh Ray
Reset @ Calamigos Ranch
Read a Book @ Beverly Cañon Gardens with a crêpe from Sweet Beverly
Drive over Coldwater Canyon with 1960’s music
Shop @ Wasteland on Melrose
Dessert @ Kith Treats on Sunset
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d say that my mom has had the biggest impact on my life & career journey. Having her voice during the best & worst moments of my life has allowed me to view situations from multiple perspectives. After I was diagnosed, I told her that I wanted to spend my time doing what I loved. She packed us up & we moved across the country to pursue my goals. Without her experimental outlook on life, I would never be where I am today.
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