A girl on location... is a girl seeing things, doing things, creating things, changing things. This is Mika Boorem, an accomplished actress that prefers directing because that's how she really makes things happen. Her passion is contagious and we are lucky to know her.
Do you have a creative outlet for yourself, if so what is it?
My job is very creative and I tend to wear a lot of hats ... that being said, I love to allow myself to be inspired by everything and anything. Which then propels me to have smaller side projects always going. Additionally I love collaborations there is nothing more rewarding to me then everyone coming together, contributing and unifying to a singular vision.
You look amazing! Will you share a health/beauty secret you have?
I think it's important to remember that food is vital information we give our body - telling it what functions to perform and how to perform them. I try to eat at least one very nutritious meal a day. Additionally I am a huge fan of virgin coconut oil. I like to use it as moisturizer, lip chap and to cook with. Obviously raw coconut oil can be very messy when it warms, so I tend to only use it when I'm home. I don't suggest traveling with it !
What is your biggest struggle?
Remembering that everyone has struggles. There is no singular struggle that others have not touched or been a part of. I think in times of trouble - don't let it be ---- find community ! Share!
Do you have a mantra you live by?
Get it girl.
If you could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Any opportunity to spend time with family is high priority. I would teleport to the family dinner table :)) Besides that - I'd like to go to Calcutta, India and volunteer at Mother Teresa's House of the Dying. They provide loving hospice care for those in need.
Do you wash your hair every day?
I don't wash my hair with shampoo everyday. I do however consistently use conditioner to keep it moisturized. Also sometimes to build body and absorb oil I will use baby powder.
What deodorant do you currently use?
Lone deodorant! It's important to be aware of the ingredients in your products and foods. I like the simple and natural ingredients found in Lone products. Your skin is your largest organ-I like to make sure it's absorbing clean ingredients. I also have started researching natural nail polishes and make up that is free of toxins to continue this theme with all of my beauty care.
Share your secret for feeling confident even when you don't feel it.
I like to make myself as wide as possible (sounds funny I know- but I have done some research and according to my consumption of TED talks this is supposed to help! And I think it does!) I stand or sit in this power position for a few minutes. And then I like to smile for a few minutes ...Which naturally relaxes me.
Find out more about this beautiful lady and some of her accomplishments in film here: