Today I pitched to a vetted, highly accredited (extremely wealthy) investor with a pitch deck. She saw an actress on my 'Seeking Additional Talent' slide. And, because of that actress's outspoken activism on several very hot-button political/social topics. My investor bailed on the project because of it. I believe that making your religion or politics your 'brand' can often times work against you. Keep it on the Down Low. Decide it you want to ACT or change the world. Especially now. A bad day for all concerned. I learned a lesson.