You ARE what you DO

You ARE what you DO

It has been an "interesting" week.... okay let’s be real, life is chaotic. After 43+ years, I don't see that changing, and when you have a creative brain that just..will not…STOP, you can either embrace it or head for the hills! With a desire to create a break from the constant activity in my brain I am currently trying some daily meditation and am on day 4 of a 10-day Headspace meditation app. So this insight is born from an internal creative thought that wants to worm its way out into the world. A heads up - this write up is a bit of a ‘personal short story’ which does spin back to creative business, so please bear with me.

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LEAGUE Magazine | Challenging the value of creativity.

Just because I love what I do, doesn’t mean I don’t need to be compensated financially as much as someone who hates their job. This disrespect has been a trend for like ever when it comes to the creative industry. There are so many stories from creatives being approached to do work for no cash, but other 'intangible' benefits.  Whether it's a start-up approaching a designer suggesting including the project in their portfolio is just as valuable as being paid, or a magazine asking a photographer to use their images for what would be astounding exposure. In the end… those things are not going to pay our bills.

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