Finding the Audacity to Do More and Less
From losing my mother, I've learned to stop. To allow more room for tenderness - towards others and towards my own self.
Art is an engine of empathy.
Our power lies in designing our lives for ourselves on our own terms.
You really can get pretty far on audacity alone.
What brought you joy as a child is maybe exactly what you should be doing as an adult.
Magic is just waiting.
Your true work often happens organically when you're not looking.
Justice is not an abstract concept, but rather a daily practice.
Tenacity is one of our greatest assets.
Following your passion never really steers you wrong.
Acknowledge that when you are in grief, grief is what you are doing.
I lack the energy right now to do much of anything with my pockets of time.
We can get crystal clear about our priorities and make time for them.
Being an author and artist and illustrator — is — running a business.
The idea of my creative work as a business was in my head.
I have always been a writer.
It can be incredibly daunting to try and make change on a national or industry-wide scale. But, we realized that we had a lot of work we could do right in our own backyard.
Publishing is one of the last 'slow' industries.
The way you get your foot in the door in book publishing is through a proper, paid internship.
I wanted to make books. I knew where they made the books was where I wanted to be.