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Women & Creativity
Jan 18

Compelled to Create - Embracing Your Muse

Paper ShoesNearly all creative possibilities are related to the muses that inspire us.

Inspiration is an intangible yet inseparable part of the creative process. Nearly all creative possibilities are related to the muses that inspire us. The ancient Greeks believed that all creation, whether artistic or scientific in nature, was motivated by goddesses who served as the literal embodiment of inspiration. These were the Muses—the givers of the creative spark. We still rely on muses to drive the creative process, though ours may take a diverse range of forms. People we meet, intriguing ideas, movies, books, nature, and cultural ideals all have the potential to awaken our imaginative minds. When we are touched by our muses, we understand viscerally that we are capable of producing our own unique kind of greatness.

Many people move through life unaware of the presence of their muse. This lack of awareness can be compounded by the fact that we may have one muse that remains with us throughout our lives, multiple muses that inspire us concurrently, several muses that come and go as necessary, or a single muse that touches us briefly at specific moments. You will know that you have found your muse when you encounter a force that makes you feel courageous enough to broaden the range of your creativity. The presence of this force will erase your self-doubt and motivate you to give your thoughts and feelings form. Should your muse continue to elude you, however, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of falling under its inspired influence. If you surround yourself with people who support you, keep a pen and paper handy, immerse yourself in culture, and brainstorm frequently, you will soon reconnect with your muse.

Once you have identified your muse, embrace it by giving yourself over to the creative inspiration it provides. No matter what you are moved to create, you will find that neither fear nor criticism can penetrate the wonderful bliss that goes hand in hand with the act of taking an idea and turning it into something the whole world can enjoy.
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Aug 12

Doing Our Creative Thing!!

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There’s no doubt we women are strong, smart, and amazing. As we juggle multiple responsibilities and rack up career successes, we keep pace in a fast-moving world with the best of them. Still, in doing our best to succeed, we too often keep silent about what we truly feel inside, and deny our own creative yearnings. Instead, we play the dutiful daughter, the model citizen, the polished professional, the supportive spouse, the selfless mother -- then one day realize we’ve been following someone else’s life script. This realization awakens the hungers of our hearts, and we decide to take the starring role in our own lives. Our actions may shock a few. Others may say we’re selfish or insane. But we’re claiming our creative power and won’t be stopped. We’re taking action on the questions and desires burning inside us.

7Adinkras supports every woman’s right to express her authentic self, whether on paper, behind the camera, on stage, in the studio, or on the airwaves. Few places exist where we can express truly who we are, so we must take initiative to create these spaces for ourselves. The more we speak our truths, the greater our courage to break free from society’s life scripts. We create vibrant alternatives for ourselves and for all around us. We women, after all, are innately creative. Our bodies create the next generation of children, and our spirits create the next generation of thought. We are powerful Mothers of Vision, birthing ever-greater possibilities for ourselves and our communities. With our creative power, we can inspire. We can beautify. We can change the world. The responsibility may seem daunting, but as women we carry this secret, whispered to us by our bodies… To be pregnant is to hold the vision of what is to come. From this are we emboldened to bear the labors of birth. We give thanks for our elder sisters who have granted us the freedom and courage to express our authentic selves today.

We celebrate all women who are bringing their creative dreams to life, and we urge our silent sisters around the world to lift your pens, your paintbrushes, your microphones, and all individual forms of creative expressions.

To all we say, "Sisters, go do your thing!"

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Aug 09

Doing Our Creative Thing!

Be creative!

There’s no doubt we women are strong, smart, and amazing. As we juggle multiple responsibilities and rack up career successes, we keep pace in a fast-moving world with the best of them. Still, in doing our best to succeed, we too often keep silent about what we truly feel inside, and deny our own creative yearnings.   Instead, we play the dutiful daughter, the model citizen, the polished professional, the supportive spouse, the selfless mother -- then one day realize we’ve been following someone else’s life script. This realization awakens the hungers of our hearts, and we decide to take the starring role in our own lives. Our actions may shock a few. Others may say we’re selfish or insane. But we’re claiming our creative power and won’t be stopped. We’re taking action on the questions and desires burning inside us.

7Adinkras supports every woman’s right to express her authentic self, whether on paper, behind the camera, on stage, in the studio, or on the airwaves. Few places exist where we can express truly who we are, so we must take initiative to create these spaces for ourselves. The more we speak our truths, the greater our courage to break free from society’s life scripts. We create vibrant alternatives for ourselves and for all around us. We women, after all, are innately creative. Our bodies create the next generation of children, and our spirits create the next generation of thought. We are powerful Mothers of Vision, birthing ever-greater possibilities for ourselves and our communities. With our creative power, we can inspire. We can beautify. We can change the world. The responsibility may seem daunting, but as women we carry this secret, whispered to us by our bodies… To be pregnant is to hold the vision of what is to come. From this are we emboldened to bear the labors of birth. We give thanks for our elder sisters who have granted us the freedom and courage to express our authentic selves today.

We celebrate all women who are bringing their creative dreams to life, and we urge our silent sisters around the world to lift your pens, your paintbrushes, your microphones, and all individual forms of creative expressions.  

To all we say, "Sisters, go do your thing!"


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