Identity

Doing creative work often forces us to focus on issues of who we are and how others see us. The posts below offer our bloggers’ experiences, thoughts and perspectives on identity and representation in making art.

Creatives planning for the future - Pyragraph

5 Ways Creatives Can Help Resist the New TrumpWorld Order

Creative folks have a special and incredibly important role in, and power to affect, social change. While the actual levers of political power may be in the wrong hands at the moment, artists and creatives have immense social and cultural power. Yes, this means you! YOU have power to reach hearts and minds, often in ways that politicians and campaigners cannot, and never will be able to.

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New Mexico sunset by Lauren Myers - Pyragraph

Following My Fear to Hollywood

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Fear can be empowering, it can be welcoming, it can even be wanted. Fear is that strange vibration in the cavity of your torso, a buzzing pad of energy that occasionally whispers “You could fail.” And on really bad days it says, “You could get eaten alive out here.”

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Five-Step Pep Talk

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If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either. Do your work with conviction and authenticity, and what is more, be true to your word. You don’t have to be a perfectionist, you just have to do what you say you are going to do.

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