This past few months have been a whirlwind of change, adventure, and introspection for me. The following is inspired by Director Ava DuVernay during a talk at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, discussing the importance of female voices alongside Mindy Kaling, Greta Gerwig, and Kristin Wiig: http://youtu.be/ikeCA1O7ri0 .
“The work we do affects the way we see ourselves and the way that we are seen. It is vital work. Just by our very presence, we speak loudly.”
-Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma, 2014.
We Speak with Passion.
So Trust your voice
Strength that comes from within,
Critiquing the present
Whether surrounded by the most prolific thinkers [or the least].
We Speak Earnestly-
Leave your reservations at the door;
There’s no scorn here!
We Speak Loudly.
Speak your mind,
With sincerity, imagination, Wit.
Our only contract is Respect.
Create, remain present
Look beyond pressures and confines of your Everyday.
Come away inspired, transfixed,
Saddened by the raw,
Poignant stories that manifest during each moment.