Being short Much of the media attention on the topic concerns cosmetic surgery enhancements, but in a Redbook magazine article years ago, Salma Hayek noted another kind of body image issue: the impact of being short. “I am 5-2, and in Mexico it was very important to be tall. People used to say that the short […]
How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression?
How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life?
One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is Natalie Fobes.
A bio on her site …
“I have felt as if I were coming apart.” A news article noted that Julia Cameron “spoke thoughtfully about a variety of subjects, including her own psychic abilities and the always-lurking mental illness she called a “time bomb.” “They have very effective medicine now, but there have been periods where I have felt as if […]
Our self-esteem or positive self concept, and how well and deeply we value ourselves, and impacts how fully we can live and realize our talents. The horrific experience of abuse interests me as a creativity researcher for how it can distort awareness and self concept in such destructive ways, and how much it can shut […]
Actor and singer Idina Menzel commented in an interview about what her character Elphaba in “Wicked” meant to her, especially in terms of the courage to be yourself. “When you’re an artist usually you have to take risks and usually you have to put yourself on the line and go against the grain in order […]