Create out loud

with Jennifer Louden

37 | Navigating Rejection In Your Creativity w/ Devi Lockwood

Show Notes

Whether it’s on the page, on the canvas, or on the screen, the essence of creativity has always been storytelling. And if anyone understands the power of Storytelling, it’s Devi Lockwood, who travelled the world on her bike, documenting the stories of everyday people whose lives have been affected by the increasingly problematic issue of climate change.

That journey became a bestselling book: 1001 Voices on Climate Change. Learn how Devi fused her passions for social justice and creativity, “stumbled” upon her project, and learned to embrace the unknown in her quest for fulfillment.

Jen and Devi also discuss:

3:30 – How Devi’s torn ASL transformed into her “unexpectedly beautiful” passion for cycling.

8:58 – Why our approach to climate change activism is completely wrong.

14:42 – How to mobilize your creativity for social change.

19:22 – How Devi “hitched rides” on 7 boats through Asia and Oceiana to write her book

22:44 – How Devi bounced back from 40 book proposal rejections.

30:16 – How Devi discovered the structure for the book.

33:04 – How YOU can get published in the New York Times?

38:23 – Using the “3 Second Rule” to assess strangers.

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  • help you with some of the most common struggles we creatives have to manage including fear of choosing,
  • falling into compare and despair, managing the inner critic (s),
  • and feeling too exposed and vulnerable when you put yourself or your work into the world.

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