Call to Action: It’s Time to #ReclaimCreativity
I can’t tell you how often someone says to me, “I wish I was creative like you.” It breaks my heart every time. I want to hug them and remind them of the TRUTH! By virtue of being human, you are inherently creative. Just because your creative expression isn’t commodified or marketable doesn’t mean YOU aren’t creative. It means you live in a system that chooses to assign arbitrary value to creativity that makes some old white man a bunch of money.
Whether you love to dance, paint, sing, write, design, brainstorm, problem-solve, negotiate, talk, heal, fuck, think, make jokes, perform, do make-up, create spaces, doodle, fold paper, sew, snuggle, save the planet, or anything else, I GUARANTEE you’ve displayed just how creative you are. Over and over and over again. The only reason you don’t recognize it is because no one told you it was worth enough money. It isn’t “practical” or valuable to the market. Money isn’t the only measure of value nor should it be.
You are a magnificently creative being, and I buy into you. I see your magic. And just to show you I’m not kidding, here’s me pursuing a creative endeavor I’m highly incompetent in. One that’s extremely commodified, glorified, taken too seriously, and my FAVORITE THING EVER! I luuuuurv music, and one day I want to make it.
Step 1️⃣: Learn to sing
Luckily, I have someone to teach me how to use my voice, what the hell notes are, and everything else I don’t know. This video officially marks the beginning of my journey, and I can’t wait to see where this takes me. As with most of my creative pursuits, I’m certain it will take me to do many unanticipated places, I’ll be beyond grateful I started.
Don’t get me wrong; there’s a part of me that REALLY doesn’t want to post this. The part where of me that “knows” the song sounds like 💩. When I hear that voice, I tell her, “Thank you for trying to protect me. I’ve taken your warning into consideration. There’s so much more to gain than there is to lose, so we’re leaping anyway.”
Who else wants to #reclaimcreativity with me? I’m working on drafting a pledge, so email me if you want to be an ambassador for the movement. Together, we can remind everyone of their inherent creative power and make this very human thing fun & accessible to everyone again ♥️♥️♥️
Love you and like you 🙏🥰
Liv Hadden is a Clarity Guide and the creator of Self-Aware Millennial, the podcast + community for people seeking a joyously authentic life. Her work is built upon her deep belief that every person has a profound gift to share with the world; her mission is to create platforms and spaces for people to find their inner purpose, then share it with confidence and pride.