We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Greenspan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I have definitely struggled with the internal battle of giving up or continuing to push. The one thing I always circle back to is this question, “If I were not doing this as a career, what would I be doing?” If I do not immediately come up with another career path, I know this is where I need to be. I cannot imagine myself doing anything else so I remind myself I need to push past the struggle and keep moving forward. I also continue to think of everyone who has helped me reach my goals and everyone who looks up to me. As a body positive Instagram model, I think back to my young female followers who look up to me for inspiration. I remind myself how much my choices can affect them and it is really inspiring to continue pushing. Finally, I look at my mood boards I make. I know that where I am in my career is amazing but I know I can always go further. I know if I were to stop now I would be unsatisfied with myself years down the road because I would think of all I never accomplished.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started my career off as just an actress. I have never been the super skinny actress that you see in TV and film. It was never easy going to auditions because I knew I did not have the traditional body type. While acting was on the slower side, I began to focus my spare time on growing my social media. I turned my Instagram into my modeling page and began to grow my confidence. My page has now grown substantially with both men and women who support the body positivity movement. It is my creative outlet to post what I want with no consequences from others. This journey definitely has not been easy. It has been a major challenge learning to accept myself as is and post myself as is in a world of photoshop and editing. I want to use my creative outlet to show others that no matter what body type you have, you can achieve the career you want. Hollywood is changing and everyone is getting their chance.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lucky for me, Los Angeles is a huge city full of wonderful places! I love going to the beach here, even in the winter! My favorite beach is El Matador beach because of the scenic rock formations and less busy crowd. Other fun places I love to go are my childhood park, O’Melvany Park, The Grove (and Farmers Market), Rodeo Drive and some random little photoshoot locations I’ve used! My favorite places to eat I would take them are Dukes Malibu, Nobu sushi, Sugarfish sushi (I really love sushi!), Everson Royce Bar and El Tejano! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a huge shoutout to my wonderful support system. My friends and my parents have backed me and supported me way more than expected in my career path. A few specific people I want to give an extra special thanks to are Corrina, Bobby and Miles. They are always there for me when I need them and give me all of the necessary support in all stages of my career. My parents also deserve a special thank you. They have supported me mentally and even financially over the years while I find my footing. I know it is difficult to have a family member working in the unpredictable field of the arts and social media but they have been wonderful.