If you are a person who is smart, and you are a person who can roll with the punches, then the future doesn't hold anything that you can't handle.
In some way or another, we all hide. Use this as a excuse to share, to be human to each other, and to stop hiding.
I want this idea to become a household name. I don't care if my name is remembered, but the idea of it. The idea of being more human to each other to become so ingrained that it's human nature.
If you can't openly share all of you, you can't really be yourself.
It's really fun to develop a narrative. It's like peeling back the layers of an onion.
There are as many different ways to perform burlesque as there are performers.
That negative chatter... you just go "Shh, I'm busy being awesome".
I think Edmonton, like any city where there are human beings, is a sexual city.
We always thought that a startup is about building value... but we realized down the road, that it is really about creating values.
The most expensive transportation systems out there… are the ones nobody uses.
Part of the fear is not knowing your numbers. If you know your numbers, you don't have to say yes to everything.
The poetic vision of your life doesn't start with 'I want.' It starts with 'I have a dream...'
It started to slip for me. At a certain point, I looked up and I was lost in dark woods and I didn't know how I got there.
I could be a doctor, or become Connie Chung.
We liked that we were doing work about this accumulation of stuff, and then making it into art, and then sending it back to Walmart.
Not only that, but you have to tattoo on skin, which is not like paper, at all. It bleeds, it stretches, and it's attached to a person with opinions.
I never asked for any special treatment. I only wanted to do the work that I love to do and to let the work speak for itself.
Maybe the whole part of all this data tracking is to understand this part of ourselves that we don't know.
Maybe we're always using external means to find out who we are.
Art makes data sticky. It gets you to look.
What I started to realize was that my data added up to a picture of me, this part of me that is hidden, this part of me that I don't notice or see, that was maybe richer and more complex and more interesting than I could even remember about myself.
I make work out of measurements.
It's easy to feel bitterness and lead with your pain, but then that's how people see you. My pain and my brokenness are a part of my story, but they don't define me anymore.
I started looking for beauty all around me.
I thought I was going to die.
That was the first time in my life that I really saw beauty and redemption come out of something broken because I discovered I am a creative.