Episode 59: Living as a multi-passionate creative with author Veronica Kirin

51m | Apr 2, 2024

Friends—I have such an inspiring episode for you today. My guest is so multidimensional that we need multiple podcasts to cover all the hats she wears and the creative work she brings to the world.

Veronica Kirin is a speaker, teacher, cultural anthropologist, entrepreneur, magazine publisher— and of course, a writer. She is the author of Stories of Elders, a compilation of interviews of the last living members of one of America’s final analog generations. It won two book awards and an award for the accompanying documentary. She’s also an essayist, a poet and a fiction writer. She also co-founded Anodyne magazine, an arts and lit magazine highlighting the intersectional health experience of the global FLINTA (Female, Lesbian, Intersex, Trans and Agender) community—a powerful publication.

Our conversation was so full—and she shared some real wisdom bombs to inspire you to live your best life as a creative.

We covered:

• What drove her to write Stories of Elders

• How to dismantle the systems in our minds that keep us from honoring and expressing our creativity

• How to treat your writing like a business, whether you're a traditionally published author or a self-published author

• How to overcome imposter syndrome

• Why it’s so important to avoid burnout - and how to overcome it if you're already there

Veronica’s vibe is pretty awesome—I think you're going to love her. Tune in to get a huge creativity boost. You need this!

You can find out more about Veronica and her work here.

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