By Grace M
Day 6: Tell us about a time when you surprised yourself
Today. I surprised myself today by writting this post. I’ve had the longest day, I was running a workshop all day, then had a shift at my service job. And I’m knackered and aching. I didnt think i’ll be able to write today. I’d usually give up at this point, with one excuse or another. I have no time. It won’t be perfect. But i’m determined to complete the Your Turn challenge.
Because I can
P.s i almost forgot to actually ship
Day 4: Teach us something that you do well
I found this question the hardest. I know I can do things like making models, or graphics well but they don’t seem like special skills. It’s taken me ages to work it out but it just hit me. Something i do well is laugh. I smile at everything. It’s got to the point now where I smile at people without realising it.
I am notorious for my loud, tinkling laugh. At university people would tell me they could hear me laughing from the other side. Or I would turn a corner and they would tell me they’d heard me laughing before they’d seen me. I don’t know why I laugh or smile so much. My grandmother was the same and my mother and siblings are the same.
I don’t know how to teach laughter. The only thing I can say is laugh at everything. Most things in life are funny. Try it even for one day, it’ll change you and the people around you.
Founded by two AA students Vera Van Gool and Mary Wang from a frustration about the lack of discourse on femininity in design. Miss Mag Miss Mag a lovely platform used to promote female talent in the creative industry, no matter how big or small. I particularly love the quirky informal formats they use from tea time talks to talks over dinner. The videos can be found here.
I look forward to seeing how Miss Mag develops.
Vere Van Gool (AA 5th Year) and Mary Wang
Founders of MISS
A great interview where they talk about how it came about can be found here
CreatificationThe role of the creative class should be less receiving, rather broader and more faithful and responsive– economic call– social necessity– moral obligation