Last Friday I caught a fantastic interview on CBC’s Q. Jian Ghomeshi interviews Aisha Tyler who is a prolific comedian, “author, activist, gamer and budding filmmaker” whose takes a liberating approach to her art. In the interview she normalizes failure, she expounds on her experience of finding her voice as an “outsider” and takes an approach to art that for every one good idea there needs to be ten bad ones. I say these are liberating ideas because what often stops me from creating is the combination of the fear of failure, not knowing my own voice, and the idea that I have to make every piece of art a masterwork.
So if you are an artist in need of an inspiring and though provoking discussion around someones creative experience, take a listen!
You can hear the podcast here.