Posted by Taylor C. Baker

Happy Friday Stage 32 Tribe!

As you may know, the third weekend of every month we host "Introduce Yourself Weekend" in the Introduce Yourself Lounge. Every month, thousands of members join our online networking extravaganza, meeting and connecting with creatives and professionals from all over the world. 

This month, we have an exciting spin on our regular Introduce Yourself Weekend with our first ever Introduce Your FAIL Weekend. No matter what hat(s) you wear in the entertainment industry, you have more than likely encountered your fair share of rejection. It is an inevitable side effect of pursuing a career in entertainment.

Naturally, these low points on the career roller coaster can be tough to bounce back from - especially when your social media scrolling flaunts a constant stream of carefully curated high points in peoples lives and careers. 

Here at Stage 32, we pride ourselves on providing a safe and nurturing online space to share the more raw, vulnerable, and honest truths about your journey. There is truly no such thing as an overnight success, and each bump in the road along the way plays an invaluable role in achieving success.  

So this Introduce Yourself Weekend, we invite you to Introduce Your FAILS in the Introduce Yourself Lounge - what has been your biggest rejection? How did you deal with it? What are your biggest fears in the industry?

Comment on other members fails, send network requests to folks you relate to, support one other and lift each other up. We are all on this journey together - celebrating highs and lows along the way. 

To get the ball rolling, our Community Manager Kay Ross and I shared some of our fails in the video below. We look forward to hearing your stories and supporting you on your entertainment adventures. 


Click Here to Watch Taylor & Kay Share their Fails!


About Taylor C. Baker

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Hello! My name is Taylor C. Baker and I am incredibly honored to be the Director of Community here at Stage 32. I get to help our community share their stories on the Stage 32 blog, and it is true joy personified! If you have a pitch for a Stage 32 blog post - I would love to hear it! Email me at with your pitch and your favorite movie + corresponding snack (just for fun!)

A little about me... I am an actress, writer, and professional goofball.

On-screen, you can find me on the award-winning digital series Female Friendly, which I had the pleasure of co-creating and writing as well. Additionally, my dimples graced the tv-sphere on Lucifer, where I played a southern roller derby queen opposite of the devil himself on Fox/Netflix. My natural southern roots strike again when I play Helene on Polygonerz, now streaming on Amazon.

On stage, I'm known as the comedienne "Trixie Treble", where I have been humbly dubbed "Lucille Ball in a Garter Belt". Simply put: adorned in bedazzled ensembles, I sing parodies while expertly executing awkward dance moves - usually while eating a baguette (or a cupcake, depending on my mood).

Recently, I launched The Great Taylor C. Baker Show where I am baking my way through The Great British Bake Off technical challenges in hopes to live up to my namesake and become a better baker. Follow along with my baking (mis)adventures on YouTube and Instagram @taylorcbaker


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