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I get up everyday and I get to make art. And I don’t take that for granted.
Am I really going to wear a business suit and unicorn slippers on stage in front of 300 people? Yeah, why not?!
Imagine a world without curiosity. It would be rather pale, kind of bleak.
I have CreativeMornings to thank for my new-found interest in curiosity, that has been hidden in plain sight for me for a long time
When I was three years old, I distroyed goverment property. Some would blame my parents, and they would be right.
When you gather and you exclude with purpose, you're not making it personal. And when we start creating a culture where we all gather on purpose and we develop a habit where we're cleaner and clearer about what we want and don't want, now, not forever. Every gathering is temporary.
Start with your need and communicate it to other people, and then exclude people in your life who are not going to help you with that need in that specific moment.
The discerning gatherer understands the difference between routine and ritual. Rituals are powerful when the form continues to match the underlying need or purpose of the gathering.
We tend to conflate category with purpose. For example, when I say I am having a birthday party, most of us have a specific archetype of what that means—candles, a cake, etc. And we follow scripts in those categories. . . . The most powerful gatherings begin with purpose and don't begin with form.
The transformative unit of gathering was that every gathering carried some amount of risk. Risk can be psychological, emotional, or physical.
Part of the reason why marriage therapy or conflict resolution is so powerful is because it gives a common language and a common structure for a temporary moment of time to destigmatize attitudes, language, and behavior that we assume to be scary.
Part of the reason we're scared of conflict is because it's dangerous. And we have lost our collective rituals to deal with it. . . . Therefore, it goes into unhealthy heat.
Conflict is about power.
In our multicultural world, we've lost the capacity for civic discourse in part because we don't have a common language; and in part because we're operating in a different power structure.
A part of the art of gatherings is to get people off their scripts and do things that are unexpected.
Fear comes from both not knowing but also offending. When the fear comes from not offending, if you're really listening, the fear is coming from love. And that's a different source from fear that comes from hate.
CreativeMornings, to me, embodied transformative gatherings.
You know when you see work that makes you cry, you're doing the right work.
"When you take a step and commit, providence moves with you."
Is there a market for this? Or even better, can we create one?
Be what you want to see because you never know who's watching and wants to be that with you.
Never underestimate the power of social media. It allows us to get our context and perspectives out, our voice.
Life doesn't get any easier—you get better.
We had to be more than just party girls, more than just bloggers or mixologists. We had to be more. We realized how important our voice was in the community so dedicated to only share positive press, never posting images for clickbait or for payment.
We wanted to create a setting to be able to tell our point of view and our story. There was no voice for the black female drinker in mainstream media or social media.
Intent minus flow implies rigidity.