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Hi! I’m Ellie. My journey is a Cinderella story, if the fairy godmother was made up of kind people who read blogs.

I’ve always loved writing; it was my portal to the world as a kid. However, as a first generation Latina woman without a financial safety net, I considered it a pipe dream and decided I’d be a doctor instead.

After graduating from USC with a degree in Human Biology, I began working as an emergency room scribe. I started a Medium blog for fun in late 2015, thinking no one would read it. But my pieces got popular, hundreds of reads became thousands, and through the blog I managed to get my foot in the door as a production assistant at an animation studio. My brain felt like it melted; could the dream to be a writer become a goal? All because of a silly blog I started only for myself?

It could. With lots of hard work, supportive loved ones, and a concerning amount of caffeine, I learned the animation ropes and worked my way up from production assistant, to production coordinator, to script coordinator/writers assistant, to writing a couple of freelance scripts. I’m currently writing different freelance episodes for several studios, and my goal for now is to be staffed. I’m repped at Gotham Group and have live action and animated samples (children’s and adult) available upon request. Inquiries can be sent to ellieguzman2@gmail.com.

Last thing: Here’s a video of a little girl falling down! This is my website and I’m drunk with power!

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  1. I’m Korean hope I’m good looking ;D Just kidding, I don’t look it at all ): but I am. My mum lives in Korea most often ♡ I’m just…Lame skulking around a shitty state and trying to hitchike to NYC to save ze love of my life. I crept on your medium and here I am. I think you’re lovely and keep it all up! ★✦〜 (•ωヽ)‼♡

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  2. Saw your work on Thought Catalog and I hope you continue to write and share your work!! Goodluck with the tv show producer aspirations and become a head writer too! Congrats on your success so far. What made you want to start blogging?

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  3. I just read your story about the scale at the gym following a history of eating disorder and I’m sobbing. Because that’s me and my story and it doesn’t get told. Ever. Because I’m not “successful” with my eating disorder aka I’m still fat.

    So thank you. Dammit I can’t find enough literature about how to be kind to my body that’s not thin and for the health and comfort of itself it needs to be smaller.

    Thank you so much for being vulnerable. Because I have dealt with this for 12 years and am not over it or done and will deal with this for the rest of my life and so many of my loved ones respond so harshly to this subject I can’t write about it. Continue your fight and so will I.
    Sending love and light,
    Alex
    Insta: @calexwebster

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  4. Thank you for your piece “the balancing act…” It really hit home for me. It feels hopeful to know that I’m not alone and that it can get better.

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