Lucky '13: Stand-up comedian Heather Snow

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Westword: Tell us a time when you got lucky (does not have to be sexual).

Heather Snow: This is an ongoing debate for me, but I think that people can be lucky in their circumstances, and opportunities are presented along the way. It's when those come up that we're brave enough to challenge ourselves and rise to the occasion. When I think of gambling, it's usually on things that are totally out of my control, like roulette, craps or poker. If you know the odds, though, you can adjust how you play the game. I've lost with Trip-Aces before, and I played the hand wrong.

So I just try to work with what I've got. I'm truly lucky to have my friends and family that support me in anything that I do. They trust me because I'm trustworthy. I'm lucky because I've stayed true to my heart and intentions, and when I lose my path, my loved ones are there to set me straight. I'm very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life. I've done a lot of stupid things, and they've stuck around.

I mean, I don't believe in luck (as much as) I do believe in creating an opportunity for yourself. The whole reason that I am where I am right now with my career is because of people I stayed in touch with. People that trust me know that I work hard. I got my day job -- which is why I'm financially secure for the first time ever in my life -- because I volunteered to be a poll worker for an elections division four years ago. My boss (at the elections division) is one of my best friends, and he was my referral to get this job I have now. He kept me employed.

After creating that opportunity -- because I volunteered and put myself out there -- it was lucky that I am this age and I have a job in my major that I'm successful in. But if I wouldn't have gone and volunteered and been like, I gotta do something with myself, then nothing would have happened.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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