This episode is the first of a new kind of episode, one where I take your questions, and try to get the smartest people I can think of to answer them. This time we answer a question from Paula about the pressure on women to use their image to sell their creative work.
We were lucky enough to have three fabulous individuals grace the Starving Artist airwaves:
Caitlin Stasey is an Australian actress, known for her roles in Neighbours, Please Like Me, and Tomorrow When The War Began. When I thought of smart women who fuck with norms of beauty online I thought of Caitlin, who has over 300k followers / likers, and a feed of beautiful selfies, odes to Cher, and passionate calls to political action.
Carly Findlay is a writer, speaker and appearance activist who talks publicly about what it's like to look different online. Here she discusses her face becoming her brand, and dealing with trolls on Reddit.
Gorkie is an artist best known for her cartoons (that connect to something deep within my soul), and who almost never shows her face online. In this episode she tells us why posting a picture of her face is akin to posting a picture of a pie.
To ask a question head over to Twitter and send me the conundrums currently causing you the most angst using the hashtag #AskAnArtist
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And all the linky goodness for this episode:
- For a quick (and possibly unreliable) run down on Caitlin Stasey check her out on Wikipedia
- Caitlin's interview project Herself.com
- Caitlin's interview with StyleLikeU
- Carly Findlay's blog post "What is Ichthyosis?"
- Carly's response to her photo being misused on Reddit
- If you also haven't read Susan Sontag's On Photography, here's a little excerpt
- Here's a little something I wrote on Instagram about how turning your life into art makes everything into a game
- Ryan Holiday's Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
- Austin Kleon's Show Your Work