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Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries. In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.

Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries. In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.
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Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries. In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.

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Episodes

140: The Art of Showing Up as Yourself with Interior Designer and Content Creator Shavonda Gardner

7/18/2019
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interior design and lifestyle blogInstagramWhite Women Do WorkRace ResourcesEducation SystemRay OrtegaInstagramCYOP Instagram accountCreative Digest

Duration:00:32:18

139: To All the Jobs We’ve Known Before: A Chat Between Me + Malia Tong

7/11/2019
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CYOP interviewInstagramEtsyRay OrtegaInstagramCYOP Instagram accountCreative Digest

Duration:00:45:17

138: Balancing Creative Discipline and a Sense of Adventure with Paper Artist Zahra Ammar

6/27/2019
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Zahra's Website Zahra on Instagram More about paper quilling Technical production by Ray Ortega Me on Instagram The official CYOP Instagram account Get the Creative Digest

Duration:00:32:31

137: Changing Industries While Blending Your Interests with Fiber Artist Dani Ives

6/20/2019
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Dani's Website Dani on Instagram Dani's book Technical production by Ray Ortega Me on Instagram The official CYOP Instagram account Get the Creative Digest For the full episode and show notes, visit creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:30:38

136: Stepping Into Who You Were Meant to Be with Educator and Comedian Amy Estes

6/13/2019
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WebsiteInstagramnewsletterMore about the harassmentRay OrtegaInstagramCYOP InstagramGet the Creative Digest For the full episode and show notes, visit creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:41:10

135: The Art of Getting Started with Podcast Producer Ray Ortega

6/6/2019
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In this episode, you’ll meet professional podcast producer Ray Ortega, who is currently helping out with technical production on CYOP. Listen in as we chat about what it’s like to produce audio and video for a large nonprofit, how Ray landed a creatively fulfilling day job and what it takes to start a podcast (or any creative endeavor) these days. SHOW NOTES: Ray’s Website Podcasters’ Studio Podcasters’ Roundtable Ray on Instagram Ray on YouTube Ray on Twitter Crooked Media More...

Duration:00:50:09

134: Representation and Energy Management with 2019 CYOP Artist Resident Malia Tong

5/30/2019
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In this episode, you’ll (finally!) meet 2019 CYOP Artist Resident Malia Tong — an artist and maker who currently calls Arizona home. I cannot wait for you all to get to know her and hear more of her story throughout the season. Like many of us, she has a lot of different facets to her career and we discuss everything from how she manages her energy while juggling multiple projects to why she rarely feels represented in the art world. SHOW NOTES: Flagstaff Arts & Leadership AcademyNorthern...

Duration:00:29:35

133: Welcome to Season 6: A Look Back + What’s Ahead

5/2/2019
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In today’s episode, I’m excited to kick off the start of CYOP Season 6! First, we’re taking a trip down CYOP memory lane with 10 past episodes listeners have resonated with the most over the years. We’re also diving into some exciting updates about the show this season, some behind-the-scenes improvements, announcements about the company and more. 10 Shows Listeners Have Loved: Janna Marlies Maron + Jeremy MaronLisa CongdonGrace Bonney + Julia TurshenSimone AnneJen HewettTrisha HughesTina...

Duration:00:09:40

CYOP #132 - The One About the Future

12/13/2018
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In this final episode of our mini Season 5, I’m sharing some future plans. I chat about what I’ve learned from having a day job, dreams for my business that I’ve haven’t told many people and why you can expect changes from CYOP in the coming months. Have a great holiday season, my friends and happy listening! You can find the full episode + show notes at creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:12:31

CYOP #131 - The One Where We Talk About Shame

12/6/2018
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In today’s episode, we’re talking about shame. It’s a topic that has shown up in so many of moments over the last year. It’s also something that’s come up in conversation with others pretty regularly, so I felt the need to address it here as it relates to both creative endeavors and life choices. If you’re open to hearing how I’ve navigated the topic in recent months, please have a listen. You can find the full episode + show notes at creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:10:37

CYOP #130 - What to Do When Life Takes a Turn

11/29/2018
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Today's show is all about getting through a tough life event. In it, I share some of the issues I faced as I went through my divorce this past year and the tools and mindset shifts I used to handle my career transition through it all. If you've ever had to try and keep your world together while it was also falling apart, this one's for you. I hope you'll find my story helpful as you navigate your own. You can find the full episode and show notes at creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:16:00

CYOP #129 - Let's Call it a Rebuilding Year

11/23/2018
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After a year off the air, CYOP is back! Tune in to find out more about what to expect in the coming weeks, what's been happening around here and why I'm calling this last twelve months a rebuilding year. For full episodes from the Creating Your Own Path archives, please visit creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:07:45

CYOP #128 - The Between Seasons Update Episode

11/24/2017
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I'm back with a quick update episode about what you can expect from me in the coming year, as both my life and my business evolve. In the episode, I chat through my own impending career changes, an exciting (though daunting) rebrand, updates about the podcast, the shop, the artist residency, and much more. For full episodes from the Creating Your Own Path archives, please visit creatingyourownpath.com.

Duration:00:10:30

CYOP #127 - Lessons Learned from the First CYOP Artist Residency: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle

10/12/2017
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Today is the final episode of Season 4! I'm wrapping things up with a co-hosted chat with this year’s CYOP Artist Resident Melanie Biehle and we're talking all about the artist residency. When I launched the CYOP Artist Residency, I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted it to roll out, but I learned a lot throughout the season and Melanie did too. In the episode, Melanie and I chat about what we loved about the residency, what we learned, and what we might do differently next time. Melanie...

Duration:00:38:19

CYOP #125 - The Importance of Side Projects + Why Personality Matters with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

9/28/2017
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We’re back with another episode featuring documentary director Sami Abdou. If you're just finding the show, I highly recommend you go back and listen to last week’s episode — episode 124 — before diving into this one. Everything will just make a lot more sense if you do. On today’s show, I’m talking with Sami about his side projects, what they mean to him, and how he fits them in while he’s working some seriously long hours as a director for the show Intervention. We also talk a lot about...

Duration:00:20:25

CYOP #124 - Thinking Strategically About your Career Path + Making as Often as You Can with Documentary Director Sami Abdou

9/21/2017
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Today we’re starting our final three-part series of the season and I’m really excited to be sharing this next guest with you. If you’ve been listening to the show for a bit, you may know that it actually started with a Q&A interview series on my blog before it became a podcast. I really wanted to bring back some of the people I interviewed in 2013 and today we’re getting some updates from my friend Sami Abdou. Sami is a documentary director and he works on both small projects and some...

Duration:00:30:10

CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown

9/7/2017
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Today we’ve got the final episode in my three-part series with writer Keah Brown. If you haven’t listened to the other two episodes — 121 and 122 — please go back and listen to those first. Everything will make a little more sense if you do. Today, I’m chatting with Keah about all of the people in our lives who keep us moving forward. We talk about why it’s so important to have a support system, different places to find and build community these days, and why having the right people in your...

Duration:00:13:27

CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown

8/31/2017
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I’m back today with writer Keah Brown and today we’re talking about something I haven’t spent much time on around here and that’s advocacy and the power of social media. Earlier this year, Keah started a hashtag on Twitter — #disabledandcute — and it took off just a few days later, creating an entire community around the concept. She shares the story behind it all in the episode and we also get into the power of positivity, how Keah is using her platform to advocate for herself and others,...

Duration:00:29:34

CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown

8/24/2017
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Today's episode is the first in a three-part series featuring writer Keah Brown. She is a journalist who also writes poetry, fiction pieces, and non-fiction essays. She is also the mastermind behind an incredible movement called #disabledandcute, which something we get into a little more on next week’s show. What you need to know this week is that the hashtag went viral on Twitter back in February and has been gaining momentum ever since. In the interview, we’re starting at the beginning...

Duration:00:21:32