We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Rhoades and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Not to go too hard but sometimes it’s either risk or regret- and regret is powerful. Life doesn’t need to feel like an adventure all the time but what are we even doing if we aren’t the heroes of our own stories? Follow your heart and take that risk, no matter how big or small- you won’t regret it. “They used to say if a man could fly, he’d have wings. But he did fly. He discovered he had to. There is enormous danger potential, but I must point out that the potential for advancement is equally great. Risk. Risk is our business. That’s what the starship is all about.” -Captain James T. Kirk

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My roots were in dance. Thick roots. As I furthered my education, the same happened creatively. Expanding to theater, print and tv; most notably with Disney, Lakers, Barbie, Bratz, Nickelodeon and Netflix. Now with Instagram, I like to use my platform to promote positivity and express my love for geek culture. Be fabulously you!

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?
First eat at Salsa & Beer, then explore Little Tokyo, go dancing in WEHO, see a show at the Pantages, visit Hogwarts at Universal and if there’s time spend a day at Malibu Wines.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
She gave me life and then gave my dreams wings. She is sacrifice, encouragement, support, fire, beauty and love. My best friend and refuge, myworld, my mommy. I would be nothing without her.

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