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Feb. 10, 2021

Imani Ellis: Being Courageous and Being Comfortable in Spaces that Serve You

Are you comfortable in spaces that are serving you? Like something as simple as wearing braids to work or an interview. Are you completely comfortable or do you feel like you need permission to come as you are. Speak up. Be you. So many times people...


Are you comfortable in spaces that are serving you? Like something as simple as wearing braids to work or an interview. Are you completely comfortable or do you feel like you need permission to come as you are. Speak up. Be you. So many times people of color are taught to assimilate to make others comfortable.  But are you comfortable? We talk about this subject and more with our guest, Imani Ellis, founder of the conference Culture Con and the Creative Collective of NYC that’s dedicated to creating safe spaces for creatives of color.  

In this episode we talk about:

 

How purpose evolves (4:19)

Knowing your Source (5:55)

Not waiting for permission to create something (7:23)

What Covid taught her about change (18:35)

Being a better leader (16:30)

How Covid showed her what to really value (20:14)

Find more information about Culture Con and the Creative Collective of NYC at @theccnyc on Instagram. 

Find Imani at @imaniimani on Instagram

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