To Breathe and Be Seen: On Writing & Art

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @GlennonDoyle & friends discuss value of creating art – even more important in dystopian times.  Watch Thursdays, 8 pm ET, 1/13 – 4/7/22, “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny” on TWN.

In these difficult days

where U.S. Senators attempt to decide if voting rights are more important than a rule they use to regulate how they work together;

where jobs go unfilled and few seem to imagine that perhaps workers don’t want to risk their lives during a plague, in order to maintain employment; and

where long-established women’s rights to control their own bodies are quickly evaporating,

The need for art in all forms goes up.

In this relaxing conversation between Glennon Doyle and friends, they discuss the role of writing and art in their own lives.  They see engagement in making art as a space in their lives to breathe and be seen.  When I was listening to this episode, I thought about how fascistic-style governments require that our representative be on call almost always.  It must be even more important than ever to have a space to breathe and be seen, when living under such over-bearing oppression.

If you’re not in denial about the direction in which this country is heading, you may want to start now (if you haven’t already), cultivating the skills and stocking your playground with the toys you need to make art.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll produce the very thing this world needs to connect with the most loving and humane parts of our nature.  Good luck! 🙂  — LMO

  1. How writing is a lifeline for Glennon because it’s the one place her real self can tell the truth.
  2. Why Abby feels that her time on the soccer field was art.
  3. The unorthodox way Glennon’s writing evolved from hourly 5AM sessions to survive sobriety with three young kids to three New York Times Best Sellers.
  4. Why it’s horseshit that books by women authors are indiscriminately labeled “self-help.”

— We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

LISTEN TO | WRITING & ART: When does your real self get to breathe and be seen? | We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle | 10/19/2021

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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