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March’s theme is COURAGE.
We need your courage. It’s going to be risky and will require vulnerability. A posture of empathy and curiosity will empower you. And above all, you must take action.
When researching or writing about courage, other traits fall into the mix: risk, vulnerability, curiosity, empathy, and action. It seems, then, that courage has nothing to do with your title or level of expertise. It’s not for the few or the gifted. It’s an act of humanity, of choosing to take an action that is risky because it demands vulnerability and curiosity.
Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From starting a side project to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.
CURIOSITY | DR. CHOIKE l’ANSON
February’s conversation on CURIOSITY with philosopher, radio producer and motorcyclist Dr. Choike l’Anson left us challenged to pursue knowledge regardless of the cost.
THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTORSPartners: Capital One, ICF Olson, NATIVE, IdeaWeavers
ANXIETY | ERIN MAHONE
“No one has any idea what the hell they’re doing.” - Erin
This January, Erin Mahone helped face our anxieties and then reminded us that we are not alone. Erin is the author of the forthcoming book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity, the Creator of It Runs in the Family, a one-woman show about family, mental health, and laughing through life’s sh@ttiest situations. She is also the Founder of #IfYouCouldSeeMe: Stories for Change a multi-media project dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental health and related diagnoses, helping people to find their voice, and create a more inclusive world through storytelling.
It was quite the refreshing and inspiring start to the year.
CONTEXT | LOBO MARINO, LANEY SULLIVAN + JAMESON PRICE
“We are linked to this planet.” - @lobomarino
We ended the year with a challenge to connect to community and our planet from Lobo Marino’s Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price. Watch the whole talk and share your favorite quotes.
DEATH | ASHLEY HAWKINS
“We must make choices to live a creative life. We make choices and sacrifices to live the lives we want.” - @smashleyrva
In November, Ashley Hawkins reminded us that even death can bring life to dreams if we hold on to what’s important. Watch the whole talk and let us know your favorite quotes.
PIONEER | EVRIM DOGU
“What we decide and the choices we make with people around us creates our culture. We should feel empowered to create meaning together." - @evrimdogu
COMPASSION | HEATHER WINKLE
Thank you Heather Winkle for your vulnerability as you addressed the topic of Compassion this September. We are so glad you chose #RVA as your city to land. Stay tuned for the whole talk.
GENIUS | RODNEY WILLIAMS
Rodney Williams enlightened us all with his GENIUS at our August event! Stay tuned for the whole talk.
- Videography by Max Schlickenmeyer • maxschlick.com • @falconpunch • youtube.com/MaxSchlick | assisted by Louis Handler, official videographer of Richmond Ballet and SPCA
- Photography by Olivia Eliz • oliviawalthall.com
- Lamplighter Coffee
- Venue at Science Museum of Richmond
- Printing by Keith Fabry
- Partners: ICF Olson, CapTech, Capital One
EQUALITY | MATT JOHNSON
“We will get there someday!”
This July, we joined in on RVA’s first tech week. Matt Johnson, trained mathematician, former frontman of a punk rock band, Pentagon policymaker, and nonfiction author, left us with hope for change.
JULY 20 | BUSKEY CIDER + CMRVA
In partnership with Buskey Cider, CreativeMornings RVA is hosting a happy hour to raise money for the Women’s Monument coming to our fair city. An initiative of the 2019 Commemoration, the planned Women’s Monument will honor the significant role of women over 400 years of Virginia history and entrepreneurship as well as their impact upon the nation as a whole. As part of the event, we’re also creating a place for folks to write to their representatives and ask that they support the arts. Big thanks to 1708 Gallery and Native Collaboration for sponsoring the cards and postage. Let's pack the house at Buskey, donate to this cause, and show our support for the arts in #RVA! #AmericanEvolution #cmrva #richmondiscreative @Commemorate2019 @CreativeMornings_RVA