Building archive, storytelling and connecting with community | #74
This month is hectic as heck. As I have been trying to juggle with work and side projects, I found myself not being able to do anything except writing short stories and trying to advance my skill in character building during lunch.
A lot of the things Akeema-Zane said in this interview resonate with me. As I am getting busier again, it takes me much longer to think of ways to balance everything. Maybe there would be a solution. I would be waiting. Feel free to share your thoughts.
Poetry is the first form that I tell stories. But I have been switching more towards writing short stories and even movie script (movie scripts seem so cool to me but that would require some other skills). I want to try a lot of different forms of storytelling. Usually something interesting would be created through that.
I listed out all of those things because I think I refused to choose one. I was just like, I’m gonna be all of it. So then later, coming across the text, probably set me to be affirmed in where I am now, which is way less pressure to feel like I need to specialize in one thing and more necessity even to be all of the things that I could be and can be.
I would love to collaborate with other writers and artists. again, no matter it is in the form of storytelling or interviews. Doing interviews fuels me in ways that I never expect. A sense of community and deep connection forms as I get to know more about the creative process and struggles of other artists. We share similar struggles and may then find solace or solutions as we connect deeper.
I think in order to feel collaboration that is transformative and that is able to have the poignancy and potency to withstand time too necessitates a relationship to oneself that is self aware, that does know what it wants, that is in a practice of care, too, with one self, that you could then show up to others with a kind of openness available to go on a journey with another person. That is what collaboration is to me, it’s offering oneself up to experiencing a journey with others.
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