Who is she – This creative, feminine creature? I’m talking about the lady in her denim dungarees waging war with her canvas. That woman with the red blazer and a pencil in her hair. The messy-bun girl hunched over her laptop on her third cup of coffee. And yes, she may be you too.
Well, I tell you, her creativity is limitless. Her soul is soft and strong. Her stories are waiting to be told. So, we wait no further. From a make-up artist to musician, here we have 5 incredible women hustling their heart out and sharing what it means to be these creative, feminine creature…
What does it mean to be a “creative woman” in our day and age?
A creative woman is someone who defied odds and went with her gut. She’s someone who stood up for what she loves doing and put her foot down, looked over her shoulder and said “watch me” as people told her “it will never work out,” “you will never succeed.”
She looked over her shoulder and said “watch me”…
A creative woman is a woman who is a wonderful kickass person who has so much passion and flair that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with her. She’s someone who loves a challenge; who loves to go above and beyond to achieve what she put her mind to. She’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s a woman and she’s fierce!
It means to be strong, and fearless, and bloody smart.
Everything ties back to “doing you”.
The concept of creativity has rapidly expanded. 1000 years ago, creativity was limited to painting, drawing, sculpting, singing music etc. With the development of technology, creativity can even be determined by choosing the right filter for the right picture. What I love about this new visual era, is that I can combine business and creativity.
What I love about this new visual era, is that I can combine business and creativity.
I wouldn’t call myself a “creative women” in a conventional manner. However, this rapid technology expansion has allowed me to at least try new things without having ever to master a creative field. To me creativity is as simple as an idea.
From that first moment my heart began to pump, thrumming inside me was the desire to create as I had been created. Those things that bubble up inside of us, from behind our sternums – when we release them, we understand better who we are. More than any other effort of self-actualisation, it is being creative that has rooted me, that allows me to see myself truly.
For me, ‘what does it mean to be a woman?’ and ‘what does it mean to be creative?’ are one in the same
Drawing the feminine body (that oft-vilified form) with all its rolls and lumps and pockmarks, was what convinced me to see my body as beautiful. It allowed me to see the body not as a marker of value, not as a flawed and dirty overflowing thing, but as something beautiful not in spite of its imperfections, but because of them. For me, ‘what does it mean to be a woman?’ and ‘what does it mean to be creative?’ are one in the same. They reflect back on each other, echoing those words of Sylvia Plath: “the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am…”
Are you that creative woman? If so, we’re looking at you, hun. We’re rooting for you. Running with you. Let’s defy these odds set before us and conquer the world with our creativity. One cup of coffee at a time.
*What does it mean to be a “creative woman” to you?*