coreylubo: I didn’t know that picking up a book off a random table at Barnes and Noble would lead me down this path. I didn’t know the wonderful people I’d meet along the way. And I didn’t know, after all this time… Harry’s would still going strong. Happy anniversary #HarryPotter. (I’ll post some more BTS throwbacks on my story tomorrow!) #harrypotter20

The Starkid women are my role models, not just because they’re strong, independent, talented women pursuing their dreams in a career field I one day hope to join, but because they offer a wide representation and diversity in their media.

Lauren Lopez is Latina.

Lauren Walker is African American.

Meredith Stepien is not afraid to rock her natural curls.

Jaime Lyn Beatty dyes her hair and experiments with different styles.

Devin Lytle is a stick.

Julia Albain is curvy.

Rachel Soglin is short and brunette.

Denise Donovan is tall and blonde.

And none of them try to hide it. They’re all amazing and quirky and true to themselves, proving that you don’t have to be model flawless or artificial to make it in this business. And to young, impressionable minds, it’s more important than anything else that they can identify with positive roll models in their dream careers. It’s encouraging. I love the Starkid women.

I just can’t believe how far this bunch of theatre nerds have come.

Julia Albain: A published author who is a founder of the inspiartional website glow*. Directed both the Space Tour and Apocalyptour.

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Chris Allen: Wrote and directed a short film that has over 70,000 views on YouTube.

Clark Baxtresser: A member of Jim and the Povolos as well as his own band TalkFine.

Jaime Lyn Beatty: Also a founder of glow* who is working on her own EP as well as being a part of a band, Jim and the Povolos. Also still a touring member of Starkid.

Britney Coleman: Starring in a production of Dreamgirls at the Marriott Theatre.

Brant Cox: Starring in the Fred for Nothing comedy show that’s currently in Hollywood.

Darren Criss: Released an EP, had a two week run on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business,starring in a new movie with Kristen Wiig, and is a main character on the national TV show Glee.

Denise Donovan: Another founder of the website glow*.

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Ali Gordon: Has worked in many theatre productions, most recently being Fiddler on the Roof.

Brian Holden: Member of the band Jim and the Povolos, and still a touring member of Team Starkid.

AJ Holmes: Acting in theatre productions including Young Frankenstein and Next to Normal.

Eric Kahn Gale: A published author of The Bully Book.

Lauren Lopez: Currently writing a cookbook, a member of the band Jim and the Povolos,a founder of glow*,and a touring member of the team.

Corey Lubowich: Wrote and produced an entire web miniseries, helps run the starkid merchandise department.

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Devin Lytle: Just finished filming a movie with Evanna freaking Lynch.

Alle-Faye Monka: Toured in Tokyo in the theatre production of Chorus Line.

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Joe Moses: Has his own comedy show and merchandise, and was recently in British television ads for Mountain Dew.

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Joey Richter: Has a reccurring role in the telvision show Jessie, voices a major role in the upcoming animated movie Khumba, and is still currently a touring member of the team.

Meredith Stepien: Writes music for the band Jim and the Povolos of which she is the founding member, and is a touring member of starkid.

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Dylan Saunders: A member of the band Jim and the Povolos,toured with the successful rapper Watsky, and starred in the short film Frames.

Joe Walker: Recently in ads for Mountain Dew and is a touring member of the Starkid.

And they’re all just getting started.