The Heroine’s Journey of Sasha De Medici

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my work is the privilege. I was four years old the first time I walked into a theatre and I can still recall what I felt, and after seeing the actors perform on stage I decided I wanted to be an…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Caruso

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I have the privilege to create something new every day. I can challenge myself constantly, it’s beautiful. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Living today to the maximum and replicating it tomorrow. I always try to enjoy the moment and looking forward to the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kathy Sanborn

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a composer and jazz vocalist, I enjoy the magical process of creating a song out of thin air and molding it into a true work of art. The goal is always to come up with the very best work that you know how to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Christine Francois Kirsch

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The time before, during and after writing : writing is in my mind all the time in my life, even when I’m not with my computer or a notebook. I love to bring with me, in my head, my characters ! And sharing, with people who…

The Heroine’s Journey of Rebekah Louisa Smith

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Changing a filmmakers life – specifically getting their film seen by audiences all around the world at film festivals and winning awards at both festivals and award competitions. When my sales and PR team come on board its extra special seeing their film receive…

The Heroine’s Journey of Linda Sofia Randazzo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? In order to realize freely and without the permission of anyone my idea. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Power live at once the feeling of freedom, knowledge, good health, irony, passion, poetry, beauty, nature, truth, hope. What is my greatest fear? The passage of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Russo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Besides it is my passion (which is the best thing, in a job), I may express myself without thoughts. And… Because I’m managing it, alone with myself. I’ve some issues to work in a team, because I feel stressed working with too many people and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tricia Danby

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing probably is that I am able to touch people with what I am doing. To inspire them, to allow them to step into another dimension, to see, feel and dream. Perhaps even to lead someone on his or her way. I love…

The Heroine’s Journey of Linda Sayegh

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best think about my work is the freedom of expression. Being able to draw and paint whatever I like, be it a portrait, wildlife or a fantasy piece. What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is being loved…

The Heroine’s Journey of Rossana Calbi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love being a curator because I love thinking about what I’d like to see around. Also, my work allows me to meet people who can create beautiful things and when they are able to share them with the public, thanks to my work, I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Dorie Pride

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is the ability to bring hope, encouragement, inspiration and love to those who connect with me. I am very honored to be a catalyst for change through my words and music. Many times what I am…

The Heroine’s Journey of Leslie Pietrzyk

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The actual working: when the writing is going well and the words snap into place; when I have that elusive feeling that I’ve gotten it right; when something feels done. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Good book, good food, good drink…and me surrounded with…

The Heroine’s Journey of Renee Lavoie

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The freedom to create whatever I want. If I’m happy that day it may be something light and cheerful. If I’m depressed it will be something on the darker side. There is no right or wrong in art to me. What is my idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jeszika Le Vye

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   Art is so much about communicating – being able to capture ideas/emotions and create an image that has an impact on the viewer in some way that encourages introspection or growth. As I have grown as an artist, this is something that has…

The Heroine’s Journey of Atiyeh Zeighami

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Well, I believe my real life is all about Art and I can be able to feel things like touching the beauty and I think creating the beauty is the most beautiful thing in the world. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Hum…

The Heroine’s Journey of Deanna Davoli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That it provokes emotion to people when they view it. It has inspired many people, young and old to follow their own paths in the arts. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To always have my family and friends, continue creating art and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laurie McClave

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Attention to detail and the fantasy and allegory of story telling which helps my psyche. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by family and friends, good food, music and art in a peaceful world devoid of hate. What is my greatest fear? World war…

The Heroine’s Journey of Julie Rabischung

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to create imaginary characters and magical worlds, to imagine what Wonderland may look like. To share my dreams and stories with other people through drawing and painting. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Spending time with my family. Seeing the magic hidden in…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sara Bellodi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to hear the silence that creates a strong emotion evoked during a scene. To feel the light on my face and the power to share that moment of enchantment with the odiens. The unreality of human reality. What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lana Gentry

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that it is a form of journaling for me and therefore it brings me a great deal of psychological relief! What is my idea of perfect happiness? Having not only enough time to create, but also having fresh ideas when I am ready. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mary Strand

Best thing I love about my work: I get to put my characters in tough situations and give them a happy ending. In my YA novels, I get to be a teenager again … but many people would say I never stopped! My idea of perfect happiness: A warm, sunny day in Paris listening to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Patricia Ariel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the freedom to tell my own stories, to send messages through images and make connections with other human beings, and through those connections, stir up something inside them. Artists have great power. We manipulate symbols, archetypes in the collective and personal unconscious….

The Heroine’s Journey of Amber Michelle Russell

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I don’t know that I “love” any part of my work. I always want to grow artistically, but I’m enjoy using it as personal therapy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Living a passionate life, giving and receiving love and being surrounded by loved ones….

The Heroine’s Journey of Veronica Lovati

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The chance of expressing myself though imagines. Creating a work with persons and places completing originated by myself is like creating a new reality, a world aside. Investigating into the feminine world and into the foremothers lives is to accomplish a care and a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Catherine Rose

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about my work is colour. I love making a mess with paints or bringing characters to life with bright colours. Experimentation is the fun bit for me.letting the materials decide what path to go down. What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lilith Hicks

What is the best thing that I love about my work? ​I love to create something from nothing, where I start with a selection of plain jump rings and create ​wearable art from them. The process is relaxing, meditative yet also challenging in designing new pieces. What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Christine Vereecken

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to channel my endless imagination in my works, being creative for me is like breathing, I know no other way of living. Plus, when your art touches people, makes them happy, makes them smile and dream it is such a pleasure to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kohrin Reema

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I can express my thoughts, my feelings, my passion. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Reaching your goal, and being content with what you only have. What is my greatest fear? Rejection. What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Doubting…

The Heroine’s Journey of Janna Prosvirina

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The ability to use my imagination, express feelings and emotions with the help of colors, leaving a message without saying a word. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by loved ones, physically and emotionally healthy. What is my greatest fear? To lose the ones…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maj Askew

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   There is great cathartic pleasure in being able to express my personal ideas and experiences in a visual format. There is a metaphor I often use for the act of painting: I see myself folding my ideas into paper ships, then sending them off…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Wallentin De Souza

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What i love the most about my work is that it is creative, deals with colors, shapes and form. I get to communicate with people and feelings in my work as a decorator, stylist, presenter and also sales advisor. I feel happy going to work…

The Heroine’s Journey of Michelle Konczyk

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I pour myself into each and everything I create. I’d have to say that’s what I love the most about it, that it’s a piece of me, like looking into my soul. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Lying on the floor, draped…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kelly Potts Martinez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I do more than one type of work, I’m a sculptor of various things, jewellery and character ‘doll sculptures’ and for this I like it best when people can read a narrative in my work, when it touches them on a deeper level… they may…

The Heroine’s Journey of Katerina Koukiotis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? When  I’m told my art has touched someone in a special way  that my art has meant something or  being able to capture feelings , emotions, means a lot to me,  the evolution  i went through as an artist over the years exploring new art…

The Heroine’s Journey of Brynn Elizabeth

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I love that I can express feelings and emotions that otherwise can’t be articulated with words. I love the sense of “flow” and connection when I really dive into the process of painting. I just love painting feminine, yet powerful and mysterious women. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mayumi Ogihara

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love having the freedom to use my imagination. The possibilities are endless. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To be able to see beauty in the ordinary things in life. Surrounded by loved ones and that they’re also happy and healthy. Being…

Spring Journey

Spring Journey Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week. The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey…

The Heroine’s Journey of Fleur Talbot

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   That I am able to inspire people, through access to the amazing resources of internet. I particularly cherish the times I’m told by an artist that I’ve inspired their work. This is the best thing. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  …

The Heroine’s Journey of Lauren Rinaldi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love most about my work is how others connect to it. I put my story out there, but really my personal experience is trivial. The details of my narrative are unimportant, beyond that the viewer connects to its fragments. The best thing…

The Heroine’s Journey of Flaminia Graziadei

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The possibility of interpreting and delivering a fictional elaboration of reality with the aim of subliminally stimulating the viewer to think about issues without normal boundaries. What is my idea of perfect happiness? An instant. If perfect happiness existed, we, as artists, wouldn’t have…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maria William

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My ability to express myself in a variety of styles and mediums. I might do a semi-realistic fantasy oil painting today, a realistic graphite portrait tomorrow, a stylized steampunk watercolor next week, and a mixed media anime clown girl the week after that. I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Valentina Vellucci

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I never do the same job. My job changes everyday. This is the reason why I love it (and sometimes I hate it). It’s hard. Often it’s a hard challenge. But I love it. I think I can’t do a different work. What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Natalie Jean

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the way that music makes people feel. Music can be used to heal and express several types of emotions. I love that I can write something that people can relate too. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness for me is self-love….

The Heroine’s Journey of Oriana Conte

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being a talent scout. I read lots of crap, but finding a good book is amazing. What is my idea of perfect happiness? There is not such a thing as perfection. But let’s say that if a few of my authors won the Nobel…

The Heroine’s Journey of Annalisa Riva

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work combines the two things I love most: theater and teaching. This allows me to continually challenge and question myself. Allows work on me and then transmit what I know to others. Il mio lavoro unisce le due cose che più amo: il teatro…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tanvi Pathare

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Making Art is an all-life consuming process. The best thing about being a painter, is to be able to wake up every single day and be able to have the chance to have a dialogue with beauty and human experience. What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Federica Bosco

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being a professional writer I have the possibility to organize my work in total freedom as long as I meet my deadlines. I have no direct bosses, or co workers, except my editor, so I spend a lot of time in my home writing, reading…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ligia Zotini Mazurkiewicz

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a Futurist Researcher, working in many projects, but one is special born from the most special part of my being, and it is called Voicers (www.voicers.com.br). And we love there to bring the future to the present by sharing not only my research…

The Heroine’s Journey of Amanda Stalter

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love being able to express myself, or express for others that don’t have a voice on a platform that can be seen nationally and internationally. I also love that I am afforded the gift of doing what I am truly passionate about for work….

The Heroine’s Journey of Susanna Assunta Maiello

My name is Susanna Assunta Maiello, I was born in Naples on February 27, 1962. I grew up in Piedmont in a welcoming and magical town nestled in the Langhe hills, Acqui Terme.I finished my studies, I started working in the family business , I dealt with interior design, color study and furnishing accessories. Four…

The Heroine’s Journey of Arianna Piazza

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I really like to create something that someone else will love and will use probably everyday. So in this way, I will be part of its life. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Work ‘til die What is my greatest fear? To be alone What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Gina Altadonna

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that my work is honest. After years in my studio, deep reflection into my past and into my soul, I was able to pull out of myself artwork that is true to who I am, not only as an artist, but also…

The Heroine’s Journey of Boulomsouk Svadphaiphane

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The feeling to be entirely me. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To be love and around by my beloveds. What is my greatest fear? The death of my beloveds. What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My capacity to procrastinate Which living persons…

The Heroine’s Journey of Milena Sgambato

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the possibility of creating something that was not there before. Create a new world. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I would like to think only of my artistic research. What is my greatest fear? The death in the society of ideals, of dreams,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Patrizia Gariffo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? (Qual è la cosa migliore che amo del mio lavoro?) In realtà del mio lavoro mi piace tutto, perché scrivere è da sempre la mia passione, quindi in ogni fase di esso faccio sempre quello che amo. Se, però, dovessi dire una cosa in…

The Heroine’s Journey of Caterina Arciprete

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m an artist, i couldn’t be something else. About my work, i love that it isn’t a job. It’s my own idea of life. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I’m happy when my invisible space comes out and becomes color, vibration, emotion poured…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mariajosé Pina

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love the most about my work is being able to be myself doing it, expressing all my feelings in all the jobs I love What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea would be to really earn my living with this, unfortunately today…

The Heroine’s Journey of Daniela Casadidio

The thing that I love most of my work is painting with colors on a white canvas my inner self to be able to excite the people who observe it. La cosa che amo di più del mio lavoro è dipingere con i colori su una tela bianca la mia interiorità per riuscire ad emozionare…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elvira Giannattasio | Gelvis

I am an illustrator, artist and designer, Neapolitan but I live in Florence. Of my work I love the freedom to be able to interpret sensations and emotions where a realist or photographic image does not get to do it. My happiness is perfectly combined with the realization of my works where I can express emotions and above…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Rita Barbieri

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Il mio è un lavoro creativo , libera completamente la mente da ogni altro pensiero e porta in un’ altra dimensione fatta di luce , colori e storie da raccontare . Questo concetto è sintetizzato nei titoli delle mie mostre personali “ Ritratti di Vita…

The Heroine’s Journey of Catherine Cavendish

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to create worlds – not in a sci-fi way (not yet anyway), but settings for my characters to move around in. I love developing a story, the thrill of wondering how it’s going to turn out, and getting to know my cast…

The Heroine’s Journey of Toni Jannotta

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think what I love best about my work is the connection I feel with a greater authority, as if I am simply there to honor what is blowing through me.  It makes me feel loved and lighter than air.  And it brings me peace….

The Heroine’s Journey of Anastasia Kostner

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I am really happy that I can call my work a ‘calling’. I love that I am allowed to share an inner sense of purposefulness through my dancing profession. The best thing is that through my work I can be an enabler for others…

The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Pastore

What I love about my work is to discover new places and meet new people. When I take a picture I like to share with others the emotions that that person or place evoked in me. Happiness is: a home in the countryside, the beach, dogs and a small garden where I grow vegetables and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elisa Giobbi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Mi è sempre piaciuto scrivere, sin da quando ho imparato a farlo. La musica è arrivata dopo, ma è diventata una passione altrettanto grande. La cosa che amo di più nel mio lavoro è la completa libertà di dar vita alla mia idea di…

The Heroine’s Journey of October Ottobre

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s a privilege to be an artist; and I love the fact that my artwork  – sculpture or painting – has my own voice, as well as the subject, in it.   The “subject matter” often attracts the viewer’s attention. The “subject matter”: medium + form +…

The Heroine’s Journey by Alexandra Cook aka Linandara 

  What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being my own boss. Every day I can (with various degrees of freedom) decide what direction my art business may take, what in particular I will do now: paint, upload prints online, edit my website, research for future artworks, etc. What is my idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Francesca Fiorentino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? There are so many aspects I love in my job. First of all, I like making interviews. And writing stories about smart and beautiful women. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Well, a kiss under the moonlight. A house full of friends, good…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kelly Borsheim

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  As a sculptor and a painter, I get to explore curiosity, gratitude, and love.  As my late friend and mentor Vasily Fedorouk used to say, “The artist is the best kind of scientist because we get to study everything.”  I am sure that some scientists may disagree, but…

The Heroine’s Journey of Claudia Giordano

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing of my work, as fashion journalist and social media manager, is the possibility to match my passion for fashion with my love for marketing and to be able to live of this one. I’m happy to have chosen an interesting and varied…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Carmen Martorana

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Of my work I love the conception of an event never equal to the previous and that state of excitement that leads me to have to put always to the test in new situations in which as if it was a challenge with myself…

The Heroine’s Journey of Eva Gata

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is that its process really makes me feel happy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is calmness. My greatest fear is that everything is in vain, that there is nothing after death,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jalinka Gressmann

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Having the freedom to go wherever and whenever I want. I am terrified of living a 9 to 5 job-life with so-called “securities”. It makes me feel trapped. It seems to me like working so you can eventually pay for your own funeral. (Which you have…

The Heroine’s Journey of Paola Veneto

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I can use my imagination while I am studying and readying. I grow up every day, I never stop to learn. I feel extremely emotional and in love with the human being. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   Feeling good with…

The Heroine’s Journey of Eleonora Viliani

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing IS my work! You get to share the stage with people from all around the world and perform in some of the most amazing theaters. Ballet is wordless,i love to tell stories to the audience through my body and my movements….

The Heroine’s Journey of Barbara Cardin

 What is the best thing that I love about my work?   – Le nombre infini de possibilités, l’imagination n’a pas de limite. – The infinite number of possibilities, imagination has no limit. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   – Pour moi, le vrai bonheur est de trouver sa place, son seuil de contentement, quand…

The Heroine’s Journey of Chiara Renzi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To be able to dedicate space to creativity, to travel, to establish meaningful connections with people. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To be happy, without asking why. What is my greatest fear? To fail in feeling happy as often as possible. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Idania Huerta

What do I love about my job? that allows me to express my emotions, allows me to be me. What is the idea of ​​perfect happiness? achieve to always do what you like, or do everything with love. What is my greatest fear? not being good enough for my daughters, not being able to give…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elena Savini

What I love about my work is first of all the freedom of expression, the opportunity to create and transform my emotions into a jewel. Being very close to my country (Italy) to my region (Puglia) it’s as if I could mold a part of it, working with clay and make it more precious than…

The Heroine’s Journey of Martina Pedrini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my work as a whole. It’s quite hard for me to highlight the best aspect of it. Being a dancer is human, is real, is different every time and it gives me the possibility to involve all myself in it. I believe nothing…

Day Trip: What is Your Story?

Discover your story with Peter de Kuster in the greatest bookstores of a world city like Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam for this unique What is your Story? experience.  To (re) write your story about yourself and your work. In the process transforming your capacity to successfully have the creative life and work you love. …

The Heroine’s Journey of Connie Di Maria

What is the best thing that I love about my work? When I am writing lyrics and melody and composing and being inspired by everyday situations. Composing because I love music and experimenting with sounds.                                           …

Day Trip: Self Promotion for Heroines

Are you a creative person who desperately wants to tell the world about your talents and your art but lacks the time, money, and know-how? Self-Promotion for Heroines  is full of clever and creative ideas you can use to successfully get the word out about who you are and what you do quickly, easily, and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ananda Safo

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   La liberté. Les collaborations artistiques sont très enrichissantes, mais le meilleur dans mon métier c’est d’avoir gagné une forme de liberté. La liberté de mes imaginaires, de ma créativité.  Parfois, je place ma vie dans une « petite boîte » pour quelques jours et je…

Summer Journey July

Summer Journey Wednesday 11th July – Sunday 15th July The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week in Paris. The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The…

The Heroine’s Journey of Serena Fanara

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m an architect and a designer, I invent and create objects and lighting ranging from small furnishing items to big installations. I love being surrounded by my creations: suffused and romantic lights or delicate furniture inspired by natural shapes. “The great thing about being an…

The Heroine’s Journey Conference

What is The Heroine’s Journey Conference The Heroine’s Journey Conference is a three-day event in 2018 in Rome which covers the most important ideas we teach and aims to transform creative lives. It is designed to equip creative participants with a toolkit of Storytelling Skills that will revolutionise your creative life, business, relationships and your…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ila

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Both of my job are strongly related to creativity and to the people. These are the 2 things I love the most, so I feel lucky. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Create stories in a team, being “listened”. What is my greatest fear? Not be…

The Heroine’s Journey of Alexandra Causse

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Pouvoir alterner entre mes deux activités (le graphisme et la comédie) et ainsi ne jamais entrer dans une routine, dans l’un ou l’autre domaine : varier les projets et les collaborations artistiques. Même jouer une pièce des dizaines de fois est une perpétuelle re-découverte :…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kayla Collymore

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the idea that my body is the main instrument in my field of work. It is the one thing I am born with and will be in possession of until the day I die. The human body is naturally and beautifully flawed…

The Heroine’s Journey of Gaby Rasters

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I can loose myself in my writings. It’s like watching a movie in a grand cinema. Writing is like making new friends during the ride. And when the book is read by the public, the magic happens. My emotions and thoughts are not mine anymore…

The Heroine’s Journey of Victoria Roos

My name is Victoria Roos. I like to hang from my hair. My favourite colour is glitter. I love sunshine, the ocean and trees. My new favourite hobby is doing handstands on other humans. I live in Hawai’i most of the time. My genetics are made in Germany. I like the Hawaiian saying “Malama Aina”….

The Heroine’s Journey of Serena Ryen

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Oh, so many things! I feel incredibly lucky that the universe keeps giving me opportunities to do what I love. I think what I appreciate the most about working as an artist is that it challenges me to continually learn more about myself and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Alice Lussiana Parente

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The communication aspect. The fact that I have the privilege to share incredible stories to an audience. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Waking up in the morning feeling curious, hungry for life, full of love to give to others. What is my greatest…

The Heroine’s Journey of Marta Storno

What is the best thing about my work? The best thing about my work is that I can be myself. No mask, no pretending and I am my own boss. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Life with no boundaries, doing what I love surrounded by my friends and family. What is my greatest fear? Losing people…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elaine Weeks

Best thing about my work: I can do it at home… I can do it anywhere. As long as I have a computer and the time to write, I’m all set. I can work late if I want to. I can sleep in if I want to. And I love not having a “boss” per…

The Heroine’s Journey of Celeste de Moriae

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my work, because I can feel free to do what I want and in the costume I want. At 99% I’ve always wonderful people around me. This makes me happy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? No more bullying, hate or…

The Heroine’s Journey of Pat Tourne

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Sharing emotions and feelings. Telling stories and teaching my art. Being on stage and owning every minute of it as the place i was to be on. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is a balance between having nothing and too…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tova Mirvis

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I love the feeling of immense concentration when I am writing – of being able to shut out the noise of the world and be deeply inside a sentence or a scene. It’s a rare and cherished feeling, to inhabit words without the distracting pull of the everyday world around me….

The Heroine’s Journey of Cecilia Espejo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That it´s sincere and made with the heart. I also love working and sharing with people and normally my project involve many interesting human beings. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness comes when you can share freely your ideas and express…

The Heroine’s Journey of Natacha Lamblin

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Sharing a priviledged moment we created : it can be just me (the photographer) and the actress, as much as a whole fashion team : the goal is the same ; to join all together, share and create and enjoy the result of our…

The Heroine’s Journey of Roberta La Placa

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love presenting the hotel I work for to the travel agencies and tour operators. When I present I use the acting skills I have been learning in the acting courses to grab the audience’s attention. I sell them a holiday dream and make…

The Heroine’s Journey of Nina Tokhtaman Valetova

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about my work is that I can do something independent of the others, and create something special, different from what already exists. The work process is creative and allows imagination, and fantasy to spread their wings and fly, leaving behind routine, and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Heather Comparetto

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Where it takes me. When I’m creating nothing else matters, it’s when I’m most present. It’s when I’m most connected to myself. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Simply just “being”. Being in the moment, not thinking or feeling anything else. Not waiting for what’s…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laetitia Wagner

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the technical aspects of the art, love of an artist’s ability to communicate , I love the transformative power of artwork, how artists still have the ability to surprise, delight. From photography to music to dance to painting, diverse range of human activities…

The Heroine’s Journey of Caroline Drogo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to create stories through my paintings and illustrations. To be able to show my vision of the world in one picture. And also the fact that I am free, I can choose my projects and work whenever and wherever I want. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Simone Manojlovich

1.What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is my life,and vice versa.I do what I belive in.Doing what you love,and making progress in your work I find most important. Passion,euphoria,satisfaction,emotions that fill me in the creative process. 2.What is my idea of perfect happiness?  To live the life we want.Constantly…

The Heroine’s Journey of Giulia Soldà

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my work. I’m passionate about it. It’s my lifeblood. The satisfaction you get when your sketch become real with a high quality fabrics and a very good manifacture is incredible. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To continue to make this passion my…

The Heroine’s Journey of Giovanna Bittante

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Surely creativity. The power to give space to art without limits and that the limits are given by the materials  Cuál es la cosa que prefiero de mi trabajo? Seguramente la creatividad. El poder dar espacio al arte sin límites y que los límites sean dados por…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ilaria Vitellio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Ever since I left the academic career, my world has changed, meeting wonderful people with whom to design and realize projects without hierarchies and limitations to the imagination. What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is the freedom to choose, to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Camille Hanson

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The thrill of dancing, as well as the opportunity that exists in using movement as a language, a tool for communicating, similar to poetry. I see performance as a dialogue between dancer and audience,- a space that activates listening and response. What is my idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Magda Pohl-Tontini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s the possibility of reaching people through my Energy and my desire to comunicate, to look into their eyes and feel their connection. It’s the desire to plant a seed of hope and wonder in their hearts. What is my idea of perfect happiness?…

The Heroine’s Journey of Marie Ducaté

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love painting, to think Art with painting,  playing with colors, to try to find the gesture in adequation with the shape, the story, the poetry. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To do  my Art with a good sense of the present, in a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Arianna Fancellu

What is the best thing that I love about my work? (Cosa amo di più del mio lavoro?) (Beh, questa è difficile da spiegare. Penso sia la possibilità di vivere più di una vita: poter esprimere e provare sentimenti nuovi, situazioni differenti, vivere nuove storie che normalmente non vivrei mai. Conoscere altre persone e scoprire…

The Heroine’s Journey of Andreea Kay

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s creative and dynamic. I love constantly creating new things and stretching the boundaries of my imagination. I could never do a job or work on something that is not creative in some way. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being able to make a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Joan Dempsey

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   As a fiction writer, I love getting to spend time inside the skin of characters who are unlike me, to figure out what makes them tick, and to explore the worlds they inhabit. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   An 86-year old friend…

The Heroine’s Journey of Grace Kelly

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the deep sense of peace and fulfilment that comes from helping others. I love that I get to choose my schedule, my location, how I work and how much I earn. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To me perfect happiness is feeling…

The Heroine’s Journey of Becky Doughty

~ What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I am a Bohemian at heart, a girl with a Gypsy soul, and that light in me has inspired many an adventure. I grew up traveling the world, and continued to do so well into my adulthood. I have slept on a dirt…

The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Bertini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The ability to be profoundly honest, to be able to talk openly about what are reflections on life, about the things around us, not omitting anything because art has the extraordinary potential to communicate directly with the sensitive side of humans. The sphere of the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sheetal Rao

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is that it lets me be authentic to myself. I have the opportunity to work limitlessly, beyond boundaries – and create a life of my choice. I enjoy being a Career Consultant (or a Career…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tatiana Martinez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that I can be whatever I want. When I dance, I can forget any situation that may be affecting me at the moment and feel free and happy. I also love that I get to travel a lot and meet interesting people. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Giulia Criveller

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think that creativity (as seen as graphic design, illustration or calligraphy) is the ability to express an idea from an abstract concept to a concrete image in a simple blank paper sheet using just colors and inks. I love that moment when I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maya Tyler

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Flexible hours? Unless you count the times my muse makes me burn the midnight oil! Seriously, it’s an amazing pleasure to have the ability and opportunity to create my stories. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Contentment. The pursuit for happiness is a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Serena Bavo

What is the thing that I love the most about my job? I love everything about it! It makes my passion come true: knowing, discovering, living and telling different stories. I am so lucky, it is a privilege to be able to turn your passion into a job. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Travelling…

The Heroine’s Journey of Irene Di Oriente

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about my work is that I can take shelter in my fantasy with it – every time I draw I’m narrating a piece of my world, every single stroke portrays the strength and the anxiety that live in me!…

The Heroine’s Journey of Shéa MacLeod

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to take the worlds and people that I’ve created in my head, and make them real. At least on paper. Seeing them come alive for others to experience brings me great joy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being able to do what…

The Heroine’s Journey of Donatella D’Angelo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a lucky girl because my job matches my passions. So I could say that what I love about my work is my work! The act of creating, whether I’m taking a picture, writing a poem, drawing or organizing a cultural event. What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Patty Dann

The best thing I love about writing is I feel free to be “creative and bold on the page” as Flaubert would say. Perfect happiness is standing in the garden eating freshly picked tomatoes. My greatest fear is not being kind to my loved ones. I deplore that I am easily distracted. The living writers…

The Heroine’s Journey of Irene Cruz

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about my work is the process of doing it, from the idea to the final result, that normally is a piece of video art, a book or an exhibition. I also really enjoy to show and explain the work to other…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elisa Denti

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To Act makes me feel good, happy, I love sharing my point of view with others, and discover the human soul What is my idea of perfect happiness? To travel around the world with my family, without thinking about money, learning different languages and knowing different…

The Heroine’s Journey of Verena Schneider

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Never being disconnected from my body, meeting amazing people, sharing the space with people of everywhere in the world, a space without any preconceptions, always learning new things about myself, others and the intelligence of the body and mind, empowerment, joy of music and movement, the realisation that…

The Heroine’s Journey of Pegah Lari

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love most about my work is that I can make a world that is completely private and nobody but me has any interference in that. Connecting various worlds and aligning different colors next to each other. I really enjoy this endeavor in…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ashlee Fazio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that I get to teach people about minimalism and how simplification can improve their lives, regardless of their lifestyle. Teaching is my passion and being able to make a living doing something I love is so inspiring, especially because I get to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Deb Stover

What is the best thing that I love about my work? This is simple—doing what I love. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and specifically a storyteller. I grew up with my nose in a book, and my mom often had to take one out of my hands after I’d fallen asleep at night and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jeanie Tomanek

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The challenge and struggle. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Visiting Amsterdam to see my daughter What is my greatest fear? Ending up in an American nursing home What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Being fearful Which living persons in my profession do…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jenna Free

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the connection I get to make with new women every day. These are generally women who are struggling with body image and being stuck in the diet cycle. I was there myself for 10 years so I know what a challenge it can…

The Heroine’s Journey of Emily Holleman

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The ability to explore new worlds—and the way in which these worlds shape and are shaped by their inhabitants. My first two books—Cleopatra’s Shadows and The Drowning King—reimagine the final years of the Ptolemaic dynastic through the eyes of Cleopatra’s forgotten siblings. To create a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Dora Argento

What’s the best thing I like about my job? The moment of Immersion inside the text, this wondering in the dark with vibrant antennas, about the characters, listening to their voices, imagining them in a certain space, the way they move, how they ‘must’ be dressed to be just those one and not the other…

The Heroine’s Journey of Heather Day Gilbert

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that as an independent author, I can control how and when my books are presented to the world. I can choose which books to write next. As an author in general, I love being able to work from home, so I can do…

The Heroine’s Journey of Elena Lah

My main work is communicating art and culture through technologies and visual; then, I’m a journalist specialized in stories about memories and I teach and perform improv theatre. I think I can be defined as a storyteller, using different processes and instruments. I live in Vimercate, a city near Milan, Italy. What is the best…

The Heroine’s Journey of Roxanne Chapelle

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creation !!! What is my idea of perfect happiness? Inspiration… What is my greatest fear? Lose inspiration … What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m a smoker Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Quincy Jones The…

The Heroine’s Journey of Gayle Brandeis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Writing has defined the very core of me since I was a little girl; I feel so lucky to have made a career out of a practice I’ve loved most of my life. Writing helps me understand the world and myself more deeply; it…

The Heroine’s Journey of Iris Biasio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Telling stories is the part I love the most. My work is based on drawing. Every sign, every brush stroke must give life to a narration. I think I began to draw comics because of this need. What is my idea of perfect happiness?…

The Heroine’s Journey of Olivia Kate Cerrone

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Connecting with readers. Stories foster greater expressions of truth and awareness. I write fiction absorbed with overcoming social oppression and promoting human rights. The Hunger Saint, a historical novella about hope and survival, involves the carusi, the child miners of Italy. This book draws from years…

The Heroine’s Journey of Simona Bramati

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The good thing about my job is that the inspiration does not have timetables! I can paint without marking the tag and without anyone waiting with your breath on the neck! What is my idea of perfect happiness? I guess it’s to be able to travel…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sara De Santis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It changes everyday. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Eating carbs and not getting fat! What is my greatest fear? Losing my voice forever. What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Perfectionism. I’m too hard on myself. Which living persons…

The Heroine’s Journey of Peggy Wheeler

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Writing is not my work so much as it’s my passion and my purpose. I believe as we are fulfilling our passion and our purpose, then we are the most happy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Living my life as I chose. I write…

The Heroine’s Journey of Suzy Turner

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about my work is the fact that I’m helping people to feel better. I love when a student tells me that something we’ve done in a yoga class has made a difference. What is my idea of perfect happiness?…

The Heroine’s Journey of Scarlett Braden

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a writer and I love writing, there is something amazing about finishing a novel. But what I love most is helping other writers and especially aspiring writers to realize their dreams. Each and every book I help someone publish feels like a grandchild…