We had the good fortune of connecting with Pollux King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pollux, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
By nature, I’m fairly introverted. I don’t love doing things that make me really nervous, and I like to think important things through (or to death sometimes). And that’s one of the fastest ways to never change. You definitely have to be willing to be WILDLY uncomfortable and push yourself to get where you want to go. You have to take risks to grow. Just take the time to get to know yourself well enough that you take the healthiest risks, and it doesn’t turn into self sabotage.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I never shut up about mental health and being good to each other. It’s really hard to be alive sometimes, and I think it’s good to talk about that so that all the other people who feel that way understand they’re not alone. It’s important for all of us to share out stories, and to see how many other people out there are feeling the exact same way. I grew up being bullied horrendously, and I want to connect to people the way I wish someone could have connected to me when I was feeling like the biggest freak and loser on the planet every day. I want people to know that they’re worthy of love and good things.
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.
We would go up by Griffith Park to pet and feed the horses first. Then run over to Burgerloards for some tasty vegan burgers and fries. I love going to the Hollywood Wax Museum, it’s so weird and fun. Then over to the Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building. Such a little known spot, but so interesting and full of old Hollywood wonder.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I think most people I know deserve a little recognition in some way or another. I get inspired by so many different people, in so many different ways. My producer (Chris Kooreman) and his wife (Vie Le Kooreman) really helped me to start coming out of my shell a bit. I had created such a gigantic protective barrier around myself, it was almost impossible for me to even connect to my own feelings anymore. They helped me get the ball rolling on that.
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