What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Bringing friends together over a cheese plate.
What is your motto?
Mottos don’t seem to stick—I’d say an ever-evolving mantra that changes based on what’s going on is more my style. Right now I’m involved in some fairly stressful projects and am already over the cold and dark of winter. Times like these, I like to remind myself you can’t really enjoy the light without knowing how the dark feels.
What is your current state of mind?
Persistent, anticipating, hungry.
How would you like to die?
As an old lady and without too much sadness.
What is it that you love most about what you do?
I absolutely love bringing people together that might not otherwise have met. At the core, what I do is to create the space. The real magic happens when that space is filled with others.
If you could have a conversation with anybody (alive or dead), who would it be?
The author Ruth Ozeki (alive). She is a novelist and filmmaker who, for me, really captures the essence of being human, of being a woman. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and a hip New Yorker. I mean, please.
When did you realize that you wanted to be a creative?
There was really never another option. Though, how I’ve defined my creativity has shifted over time. I think everyone is a creative in their own way.
What motivates you?
My gals and goals of the future. It’s a process, we just have to keep building.
What do you love about being a woman?
The connection shared with other women.
What is your experience of being a woman, while also being a creative?
They go hand in hand.