Committing to create no matter what is not about pushing yourself through the hard times, it’s not about rigidity, nor an obsession with productivity at all costs. It’s about recognising and understanding what happens to us as humans when we create – and when we don’t create. It’s about creative ex-pression as a counterweight to
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Last year, I decided that 2020 was going to be about building on what I already have, focusing on creating sustainability for me as an entrepreneur. (More about that here) My retreats, I figured, fit into that description. I’ve done it before, It’s a tried and tested concept, and people keep asking for them.
Returning to the fray 2018 was a slow year, workwise. I was only doing the bare minimum to keep the business going and otherwise focusing on recovering from the big burnout of 2017. It was wobbly and sometimes stressful and as I approached 2019, I spent a lot of time wondering if I even
As a creative entrepreneur, everything is about asking. Asking myself to do the work, asking the Muse to come play with me, asking life to hold me as I try my wings. And the scary part: asking other people. Asking them to support my work, to share my work, to buy what I sell, to
As creatives, the body is our tool. It’s the vessel through which our work is expressed. If we don’t feel safe inhabiting our bodies, we can’t express ourselves fully. This is true for every creative expression, including those that might not seem to involve the body. For a long time, I thought a sharp
One thing I get asked a lot is how I talk to my daughters about all the things I write about. Feminism, sexual violence, body image + all the rest of the patriarchal fuckery. And I get why you ask. It’s tricky. We want to help our daughters understand and handle this world, but we
The three biggest mistakes I’ve made in my creative career can be summed up in: Not allowing myself to start small, trying to do too many different things at once, and dropping my day job too soon. All of them are related. They all have to do with rushing; trying to get to where I
♦ Clarity comes with the willingness to listen. ♦ Your talent might be just a whisper at this point. A quiet urge in a certain direction. Nourish it. ♦ Give yourself permission. ♦ Seek out what delights you. ♦ Keep showing up. Make yourself available for your work. ♦ Your life shapes itself around
- In search of a simpler life
- Why I ditched a beautiful career
- Live it before you preach it
- Why I write about sexual violence on a blog about creativity
- If you need permission to rest
- Confessions of an unprofitable human being
- How to burn a little brighter. Or, the end of a favourite myth
- The power of words – a letter from the Psych Ward