“She’s not sick, she’s a dancer.”

So, I am going to get anecdotal for a second because this quote has been kind of this guiding light since I heard it a few years ago. From the time I was a little girl, I wanted to dance. I knew from the moment I saw Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker that Ballet was the only […]

You Are What You (Cr)eat(e)

I’m a firm believer that we are — as the title suggests — what we create. Creators put a little piece of themselves into each of their creations. These are their horcruxes, the little bits and pieces of themselves artists share for people all over the world to find. And in the process, the creations […]

Standardized Tests, Standardized Students: The US Education System is Killing Creatives

If you know me, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say I like new takes on old ideas. I’m all about refining past creations, whether they’re still popular today or had a short stay in the mainstream 80 years ago. I like experimental film, experimental food, even experimental humor. Something that I’m not […]

Channeling Your Inner Creator

Do you remember that feeling as a child of being fearless to doing just about anything in life? That feeling that allowed you to use your imagination to play make believe by yourself or wear whatever insanely mismatched outfit you wanted? I sure do and it’s something I rarely get to feel nowadays. The way […]

What about the Right side?

Creativity is defined as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms,methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination . It’s something that we all have, but not something that is always acknowledged.     Creativity gives individuals the chance to express themselves in a […]

Drawing in Class: Reimagining Public Education to Better Incorperate Creativity

The other day I was talking with a friend about the therapeutic and intellectual benefits of incorporating some kind of creative hobby into one’s life. My friend told me that he has recently started drawing, taking several hours out of his day to sit down and just focus on being creatively free. He then said […]

Ghosting Imagination

Ken Robinson, in his TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” makes a crucial distinction between children and adults, highlighting the effects of education on creativity. Robinson claims that children, more than adults, have an expansive imagination and are able to express themselves in more creative ways (Robinson). As we grow, we lose some of our […]