Conversations on Creativity – vulnerability

Conversations on Creativity is part of an ongoing discussion, containing snippets of interest from conversations with my friend, creative writer and film maker Prue.

This week we were discussing a Ted talk on connection and how that is impacted by our fear that we aren’t worthy of it. This lack of self-esteem,  in turn leads to links between the cause of the shame and fear and our inability to allow ourselves to be vulnerable.

As artists and creative people. these are issues that repeatedly surface for us. SO I recommend you put aside the 20 minutes to listen to Brene and hear what she has to say.  In fact this information relates to every area of our lives, not just our creative selves.

I am unable to embed the video as it’s too big for my blog, however you can view it here – The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown - vulnerability

Brene Brown


As artists, to be truly authentic in our work, means to also be vulnerable, to paint our truth, our story. Why? Simply because no one else can do it. We have to find the courage to keep showing up, to keep putting pen to paper or brush to canvas. That’s the first part. The second part is then having courage to own our vulnerability by sharing what we have created. Let yourself be seen.

courage photo



This week’s question: How are you showing up? What vulnerability are you hiding?

Look For Thursday’s Post: Developing a series of works.

Next Monday’s Post: Hmmm – not quite up to that yet – check Thursdays post for an update…..

Posted By: Kadira Jennings

Image Credits: Susannah Conway

Photo by zigwamp

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