March 1, 2022

Nikki Blonsky: Go Be You

Nikki Blonsky ( Hairspray , Huge series, Bosco film) stops by to discuss the importance of seeing oneself represented accurately in the media, body type stigmas, and her coming our journey. She opens up about her start as a singer, the moment she first fell in love with Hairspray and how it changed her life. Nikki shares the tension she faced in the entertainment industry from not fitting the mold, the origins and evolution of her self-confidence, and how she feels about the notion of radical self-acceptance. Mayim considers self-awareness and situations where we may not always present our true selves.

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Nikki Blonsky

Actress, Singer, Dancer

Mayim Bialik


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Guest References

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