A Team Called Love

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For many solopreneurs, the idea of building a business team is anathema. Creative control is one of the driving forces behind the decision to go solo. Freelance writers, designers, producers, and marketing consultants—I’m looking at you. I’m also looking at me. And I’m looking at me looking at you. Meaning I speak from experience. For most of my career, I’ve been a solopreneur. First, I was a freelance graphic designer and climbed the ranks to become an art director. When print media began to decline, I found solid footing in marketing as a consultant. After 10 years of marketing work […]

Taking Back My Body

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I write about my history with my body with the same edge that ex-lovers reluctantly speak about each other in hushed voices over strong drinks. My body and I, yeah, we have a history. It is not an obvious history in the sense that I have a history of living and breathing and waking up everyday. That’s true, but it’s more than that. My history with my body is adversarial, existing on a spectrum marked by my birth, near death, and the fact that I lived to write about how I’m still alive. At the time of this writing, it is […]

An Ode to Living Fearlessly

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New Year’s resolutions have never been my thing. In fact, I disdain the entire concept because it rests on the assumption that January 1st of any given year is a better day than today to start going after the things we want. Isn’t there a better measure of our worth and time? A few years ago, I stopped defining my goals as resolutions and decided my only commitment would be to live fearlessly. I avoided this for a long time because I knew it would mean living in the margins of discomfort and occupying new and unfamiliar spaces. I was […]