Lynn JULIAN aka
Cookie CUTTER Girl
Super Gal Hero Pop
Lynn Julian is the Maine babe with
the mostest. This babelicious rock 'n' roll lady has turned the downs of life
as an artiste into an empowering network of resources for chick rockers far
and wide. Oh, and did we mention she rocks? Meet Lynn Julian, aka
Cookie Cutter Girl, awesome babe rocker .
How was your alter-ego, Cookie Cutter Girl born?
I think the idea for Girl Power Pop
Superhero, Cookie Cutter Girl, as a strong, feminine role model grew out of
my own personal experience in a string of abusive relationships. My personal
success in rising above the negative feelings, and in refusing to remain a
victim, led me to this poster child for Girl Power.
The truth is, CCG appeared to me during a solo performance, asking why I was performing in a restaurant to the backs of people who weren't listening. This soon to be Girl Power Icon inspired me to come out of my own shell, face my fears, and be heard. The theme behind “Cutter” is that women don’t need to live their lives within the confines of the rules that society has laid out for them.
They can “break the mold” and be whoever they want to be – professionally, personally, sexually, you name it. Women can be a source of support for each other, instead of competing with each other for men, jobs, and security. While this is a decidedly feminist message, I am NOT by any means a "man-hater." Men DO fill positive roles in my music and writing, and are not portrayed as being evil in any stereotypical way. The message is one of strength and power for women, it’s not about men being bad because they’re men.
Why do you feel the need to "rock"?
Come on ... I'm a GIRL POWER POP SUPERHERO! *wink* .Honestly, I LOVE to perform: the costumes, the lights, the energy feeding off of the crowd. *THAT* is how I get high!
My Dad is a Jazz musician who taught
music and gigged out until I was born. Both my parents notably attended every
"only a parent could endure this" school assembly I was thankful
to be performing in too! *smile* I can remember only 2 things I wanted to
be when I was a little girl, a singer and a Princess, and now I feel like
What is your inspiration for your latest album?
Finding *my* "Inner Superhero,"
of course! Cookie Cutter Girl believes that everyone has an inner Superhero
and wants to help each of "Stop what we are doing ... Look within ourselves
... and Listen to our hearts. We have thePower ... the GIRL POWER!"
I am MUCH more shy than "Cutter," so speaks my mind,
as well as that of silent women everywhere. The more people I told about her, the more people told me that I had to start recording a CD. As the CD evolved, I realized that CCG is MUCH bigger
than her music. Then,through preminition, Girl Power and fate,
I met Ron & Justine Fontes of Sonic Comics, who also fell in love with Cookie Cutter Girl and generously offered to assist me in producing the comic book. Ron is the ex-Art Director for
MARVEL COMICS and Justine is the
"Queen of Licensed Children's Books."
(DISNEY, DREAMWORKS) We CO-wrote issue #1 together!
What have been the high points and
low points of your
HIGH POINT: The day CCG discovered
LOW POINT: The death of my music partner and best friend, Bob Bachand. He worshiped women as the gorgeous creatures that we all are. When *he* looked at you, you KNEW you WERE special!
How do you balance the realities and demands of making it in an arts career with the more mundane aspects of life,such as the need to "pay the bills"?
I quit my job and plunged consciously
went into debt. I believe in GIRL POWER & COOKIE CUTTER GIRL that much.
I have 2 other online businesses: VelvetChokers.com and http://stores.ebay.com/Tiaras-Chokers-
Dresses-OH-MY. I design custom velvet rhinestone &
cameo chokers and sell them for $14.95. ALL the money
I make from my other businesses goes to promotion of
Cookie Cutter Girl and her Girl Power Mission:
STRENGTH THROUGH UNITY!
Do you have any advice for creative gals out there on making art while making a living?
Stay Hungry and Support Other Women!
DON'T perceive them as competition, but look to them for support. Men have always had advantages over us,simply by being men. Does this mean you should just have meetings to talk about equal rights? NO! Don't just be a woman of strong words. Be a woman of strong actions too. YOU have to want to succeed more. YOU have to work harder. I do NOT compete against others, only against myself. I want to do a better job than *I* did yesterday! Find strength in uniting and supporting your fellow artists. Don't fear or oppress them as "competition." I truly believe in the concept of Karma: everything you do WILL come back to you!
Join the International Girl Power Society on
the "MEET COOKIE CUTTER GIRL" PAGE of http://www.CookieCutterGirl.com
to network with other women. For my fellow artists, I've also made the MEGA-DEALS
page of my website a FREE resource for self-promotion. Go there and take advantage
of the 100's links to FREE promotional tools. GIRL POWER!
Lynn JULIAN aka Cookie Cutter Girl
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