Being a misfit

To those who feel like they don’t belong: there is beauty in being a misfit.

Author Lidia Yuknavitch shares her own wayward journey in an intimate recollection of patchwork stories about loss, shame and the slow process of self-acceptance.

Even at the moment of your failure, you are beautiful,” she says. “You don’t know it yet, but you have the ability to reinvent yourself endlessly. That’s your beauty.”

TAMARA de Lempicka

I love the story of Tamara de Lempicka.

She appeals to many female fans and feminists alike for her contributions to challenging the pompous nature of society throughout North America and Europe at that time, behaving in a way which was highly unusual at the time for any female.

Below is the trailer for the documentary in progress about painter Tamara de Lempicka

Trailer – Tamara from Amy Harrison on Vimeo.

The courage to be creative

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. “There is no path till you walk it,” he says.