“We have nothing to prove and everything to share.” Anyone else feel simultaneously like the weird Catholic in their artist’s circle, and also the weird artist in their Catholic circle? I firmly believe people of faith are called to creativity. One of my most commonly asked questions is, “How did you keep your faith during your Broadway career?” I knew immediately I wanted to record an episode on this with the Mitchell sisters. Melissa and Madison are NYC actor friends who not only survived, but thrived in their faith while performing in Les Miserables and Cats on Broadway. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to perform on Broadway, feel called to a creative life, or want to crush an unhealthy competitive mindset, this one’s for you! Please be a friend and share with anyone who needs to hear this episode. Topics Discussed Melissa’s story of surrendering her career/passion for theater before she found success on Broadway How to keep motherhood and creativity compatible Why creative women shouldn’t be afraid of motherhood Letting go of the need to prove yourself Replacing competition with teamwork How to grow and nurture your faith in a secular city/profession Handling conversations/comments you don’t want to partake in Resources Join the God's Adventure Awaits Holy Land Pilgrimage, Jan 17-25 2022! Be Not Afraid Conference: “Take Courage” by Melissa and Stephen Davies Catholic NYC- great resources for Young Adult Catholics in NYC! Catholic Artist Connection NYC Follow Stacey @staceysumereau, Melissa @treelilymusic, and Madison @madison.mitchell This episode is sponsored by the Hallow prayer app. For a FREE 30-day trial of the premium subscription and to support this show, click HERE! You're invited to join the Called and Caffeinated Patreon Community! Starting at just $5/mo you get access to cool perks like monthly video chats with Stacey and community members around the country, as well as Stacey's Faith and Lifestyle show Coffee Sips. Thanks for supporting the show!