14 March 2020
Personal matters and responsibilities had grown to the point that I simply didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my daily prompts. But now, I think we need art, and creativity, and beautiful distraction, more than ever. So 🙂 here we go again. Let’s start with the obvious. Take care of your beautiful selves ❤
Make art about feeling overwhelmed, about stopping to breathe in the midst of the onslaught, about caring for yourself in spite of the stress.
4 August 2019
Make art about fighting back against hopelessness.
3 August 2019
Make art about everyday people who prove to be heroes.
17 July 2019
I’m working on some writing that scares me.
Make art about being scared and doing it anyway.
16 July 2019
Make art about or that fights back against racism.
Want to learn what white people can do, using that privilege, to fight racism? Check out Derrick Clifton’s article at Everyday Feminism
“10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism”
14 July 2019
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ―
Make art about willful ignorance.
13 July 2019
Make art about what’s misunderstood, about when you misunderstood something, or about when you were misunderstood.
At a time when we need inspiration and belief in the power of one person more than ever, this collection is definitely a must-read.
Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay
Buy it here!
In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now.
We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives.
An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.
30 May 2019
Make art about choosing Love over hate.
22 May 2019
Make art about tearing down walls.