Bonus: Film Director Ava DuVernay


This bonus episode features an inspiration, a trailblazer, my dream podcast guest. I had the honour of sitting down with Director Ava DuVernay, and there's a real possibility I'll never get over this. Ava has racked up film accolades - two Oscars and four Golden Globe nominations, four Emmy awards, a Peabody award and a BAFTA. Her work includes Selma, 13th, Jay-Z's Family Feud video and, of course, 2018's A Wrinkle In Time. The Disney produced fantasy film in out in cinema's now.

Key takeaways:

  • How you can use your creativity to speak to minorities

  • How great collaborators can lead you to success

  • The importance of doing something creative everyday

  • Why you shouldn't take creativity for granted

  • Why perfection is a myth

  • Why it's never too late to pursue a craft

In an exclusive roundtable, Ava shares her wisdom on creativity and inclusion. The episode bursts with philosophies and actions - you'll learn how to flex your creative muscles, use creativity to inspire change, and find the best collaborators along the way. Ava also opens up about her biggest flaw (something I think many of us struggle with). She also talks about what she's doing to improve this issue.

I talk about how Ava's tips apply to me, a young creative black woman, and how they could relate to you. Ava's episode is like a three course meal for creatives - dig in!

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