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146: You are here. Navigating your creative journey thru the pandemic with Mara Thomas

It’s the first of TWO solo episodes by Mara Thomas.  Mara Thomas is the MVP or VIP of ASBX. She has contributed 26 blog posts, participated in six podcast episodes thus far, and now is gifting Artist Soapbox listeners with 2 solo episodes. And they are amazing. You’ll hear Mara speak with her trademark honesty, …

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100: My Geriatric Uterus with Lormarev Jones, playwright and solo performer

My Geriatric Uterus is a bold, brazen and brash solo play that examines the expectations placed on women’s bodies against the backdrop of late stage Capitalism. Written and performed by Lormarev Jones, featuring music by Christopher Wood, My Geriatric Uterus premiered at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and was the winner of the David C. …

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098: Compassion, Care, and Children’s Lit with Amber Wood, the Storylady

Would you like to hear a story? How about a song? Enjoy a conversation with Amber Wood about self-care, children’s literature, feelings, breathing and much more (including a song for self-soothing!). Amber Wood is the Founding Storylady and Artistic Director of Lightbulb Heart, a storytime and collaborative theatre company in Hamilton, Ontario that celebrates empathy …

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Adventures in downtime (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 025)

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~Socrates Greetings, Soapboxers! When was the last time you stared into space? Not the thousand-yard stare that comes with your inner circuitry being overloaded, but rather a time when you made the choice to simply be. No electronic devices, just you and your breath and whatever enters your …

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051: Wanna keep going? Singer/songwriter Juliana Finch encourages well-nourished artists, productivity, and community

No more starving artists. Singer/songwriter Juliana Finch believes everyone has a story to tell and that the best way to create is from a well-nourished place. We talk about self-care for artists, online communities, how not to quit and Juliana’s three rules. We also discuss Juliana’s response to being told to “shut up and sing” (can you …

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