The Heroine’s Journey Today

I love that Netflix continues to make good on its promise for more diverse storytelling with its first animated series from Africa. Set in a futuristic version of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, Mama K’s Team 4 follows four teenage girls who are recruited by a retired secret agent in order to save the world.  Mama K’s Team 4, which…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kotopopi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That it’s a childhood dream that came true! Also, that allows me to express myself freely. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The acceptance of the fact that perfection is a construct and it doesn’t exist. What is my greatest fear? My greatest…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sharon Carlin Doelwijt

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The freedom of working at my own pace and creating. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I don’t know if there is such a thing as perfect happiness but happiness for me is when I can be free in my mind to create…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lily LePage

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I just love telling stories. I always have. I would tell my Dad stories every night as soon as I was old enough to talk, and he’s actually the first person who told me I should be a writer, because he was always so…

The Heroine’s Journey of Deborah Brand

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being lost in an idea and loosing track of time. Then creating something, standing back and thinking, I did that! Where did that come from What is my idea of perfect happiness? Peace of mind What is my greatest fear? Fear itself. Fear of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Hélène Robert

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I exercise several activities mixing cinema and writing. As cinema critic and movie translator, above all I love discovering and defending interesting films. When I write a critic, it’s a pleasant victory as soon as my point of view about a film and the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jordan Stolch

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I am a Fashion Stylist. While most people assume it’s all about shopping and great style, they don’t realize that there is a very human, personal element involved. The best thing about my job is that I get to work with people on an…

The Heroine’s Journey of Alethea Van Holland

Alethea Van Holland – Comic/Sequential Artist, Illustrator, Writer, and Media Agent What is the best thing that I love about my work? I would have to say the freedom. There is so much I can do if I focus my mind and dedicate some time for it. And since it’s my true passion, I gladly…

The Heroine’s Journey of Hélène Dars

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To be able to feel emotions and to share it with a lot of people, to participate to a common project wich can bring hope to people, enrich their lives, transform their way of thinking. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Knowing the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Giulia Argnani

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The thing I love most about my work is that I always get richer in energy, a part of me is always regenerated. It reminds me when children do not want to go to sleep not to stop the game. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Feel free from…

The Heroine’s Journey of Solene Chan-Lam

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Working with nice people, constantly learning and improving my sense of aesthetic within the film industry. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Enjoy the chances given to me. Solene Chan-Lam Showreel 2018 from Solène Chan-Lam on Vimeo. What is my greatest fear?  The…

The Heroine’s Journey of Isis Sousa

Isis Sousa – Art Vampire, Illustrator, Painter What is the best thing that I love about my work? A) That is a tough question. I love creating worlds, moods, characters with both digital and traditional tools. Within each brush, pencil or ink stroke I am putting together the pieces of those beings and realities. I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Julie Kim

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Freedom.  I think that time is the most valuable thing because we can’t get it back once it is passed.  I love the fact that I can manage my time the way I want it to be instead of being controlled by someone else. …

The Heroine’s Journey of Alexandra Pana

Alexandra Pana – Freelance writer, literary consultant and teacher What do I love most about my work? The great thing about being a writer is that I always have escapism at my fingertips. No matter what I’m writing about, whether it’s one of my own personal stories, or some commissioned article about relationships or cats,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Doris Brendel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love various aspects of my work – the creative, the hedonistic and the social. Song-writing brings me great joy and watching an album develop into a piece of art. Organising the artwork, the photos, the videos to complement the music. I love the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Francesca Zambon

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To be able ro relax while I do it and when it gives a good feeling to others too. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I think perfect happiness does not exist. Happiness is a fleeting thing, that’s why it’s so good. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Luisa Dagnoni

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The way it makes me feel: being strongly rooted in life, doing meaningful things, I’m in the right place. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I’m calm and peaceful with my beloved ones who are calm and peaceful too. We smile at each…

The Heroine’s Journey of Clara L. Vegel Grady

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m be able to create things from nowhere What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness arrives when you realize that what you call Perfection doesn’t exist. The Universe is not perfect, why we should be perfect then? What is my greatest fear? To have a job…

The Heroine’s Journey of Catself

  What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think what I love the most is that it consists of so many important elements. There is no monotony, Or actually maybe this is not the thing that I love the most – it is the thing that suits my character and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Marinelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a Lighting Artist, and I have experiences both in animation and videogames. The most amazing thing of this field is that is constantly evolving, there is always something new to learn and experiment, it’s impossible to get bored, there are no limits to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lucilla Mininno

What is the best thing that I love about my work as actress and director?  I love to explore behind the visible reality, behind the manifest reality, behind the manifest facts. This does not mean trying to create imaginary worlds, but looking for the soul of our reality, opening the doors towards something deeper and unknown….

The Heroine’s Journey of Giulia Valentini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? There are many things I love about making art, the constant search for new things, the way it brings you to experience the world. But I think that what I love most is making other people feel things, you know? When someone tells me…

The Heroine’s Journey of Dora Frankel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best part is doing it i.e. creating it and working with others and then getting surprising and wonderful responses from the dancers and the audience. What is my idea of perfect happiness? There’s no such thing as perfect happiness but close is being…

The Heroine’s Journey of Vickie Keriel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? There is one thing i really love in my work is that there is no limit in creativity, no rules.It’s amazing when you see all the processes from a little sketch to the final drawings. There are no ugly drawings, creativity is personal and always has…

The Heroine’s Journey of Emmanuelle Rochard

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s the flexibility to manage my time like I want, to have the time to travel, to meet challenge, to change the world, to innovate and create, then to learn everyday. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  I think it’s really close to…

The Heroine’s Journey of Petra de Winter

What is the best thing what I love about my work? I feel happiness when I am creating new music. That’s in the rehearsal room or in the studio. What’s my idea of perfect happiness? For me it’s not travelling, dancing, going out or things like that. I feel the happiest while I am writing,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Isabel Giustiniani

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creativity. I love giving life to stories and characters. I mostly write historical novels. Through words, I like to recreate environments and events of the past. In this way the reader lives them with the eyes of the mind. What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Salomé Milet

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The best thing to me is to meet new people with ideas! And not only in the creative fields. As a Graphic designer, I spend my time meeting people that have great projects they want to show to the world. I have the opportunity…

The Heroine’s Journey of Miriam De Nicolò

What is the best thing that I love about my work? La liberta’ di esprimermi con franchezza, la possibilità di creare. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Una vita in buona salute, il lusso del tempo, dedicarmi solo alle cose che amo. What is my greatest fear? Vedere le persone che amo soffrire What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lilivet (Lily) Peña Echemendía

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love the most about my work is the possibility of creating a parallel world, a unique and unrepeatable reality with my hands and imagination. It is wonderful to see the transformation of a completely blank support to a new universe, a new beginning,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Athena Matisse

(Architect-Trend Forecaster-Founder of Plan B trends) What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is the way to communicate my feelings, my inspiration and create the environment of my choice. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Is there happiness? …or perfection? There are moments of happiness and shiny moments…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lorena Lis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The creative process is my favorite part. The world of imagination is boundless. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I don’t know what happiness is. Being with the ones that I love, making them smile is my concept of happiness. What is my greatest fear? It’s…

The Heroine’s Journey of Nunzia Picciallo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As dancer and painter, I love having the freedom to bring my feelings and myself into what I do. Also, sharing emotions with people when I perform is very important to me. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I always thought that becoming…

The Heroine’s Journey of Cristina Cellini Antonini

Cristina Cellini Antonini, founder and director of Le Dame Art Gallery and The Artrooms Fairs What is the best thing that I love about my work? Connecting with likeminded people from all over the world. Exchanging ideas, thoughts, dreams. All these experiences ignite my creativity for new projects. The network I have been nurturing in…

The Heroine’s Journey of Crystel Amsalem

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is how, while using my own imagination, it can bring me to a place I would never expect to be able to go through if I didn’t get the chance to discover my genuine passion…

The Heroine’s Journey of Julie Facer

What is the best thing I like about my work? The creative connection that absorbs me whilst standing in a beautiful fabric boutique, seeing fabrics turn into designs, concepts, beauty all in my mind. Making garments that help people feel special if they can’t find anything to fit them exquisitely! What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lana Sokolaj

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I actually love the feeling to wake up early in the morning and be happy to keep writing novels, poems or a new concept for a script. Can’t wait to wake up every single morning when I do this job. What is my idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Eleonora Fae

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Meeting people. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Having the opportunity to pursue happiness itself which of course means being able to do what I  want exactly when I want to. What is my greatest fear? To be controlled by it.. What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Alba Manero Nunez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Well, I think I love the most the creative process part and that arty vibe surrounding every little space and people working there. What is my idea of perfect happiness? That’s a really though question… I guess Im still trying to find what is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Melinda Longtin

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love having the opportunity to assist and encourage others on a massive scale every day. Inspirwing allows me to make a difference, express myself, and network with amazing people. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is being able to pursue…

The Heroine’s Journey of Dani Campbell

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love being able to produce work that shares a piece of myself while connecting and inspiring others. There are no boundaries so I am able to paint, illustrate and write wherever my imagination takes me. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Internal…

The Heroine’s Journey of Annabel Kirby

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The community! Amongst other aspects like working with incredible talent whom are all genuinely nice people, making people happy with the best service I can offer, and generally just getting to be a part of it all. I love being part of such a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ariel Vittori

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The best thing for me is that sweet moment of perfect flow, when you’re taking a challenge head on (telling a specific story, fulfilling a client commission, etc) and coming out on top by producing something functional and also expressing yourself. But aside from…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laura Lonni

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is very fulfilling, and for so many reasons! Obviously, It allows me to create almost everyday which is already awesome, but it is also very diverse: I can create an animation from scratch, illustrate, do some video-editing, vary the techniques, draw, use different…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anne-Gloria Lefèvre

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Shaping and meditating. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Thinking of nothing and just fully feeling joy through and good vibes in my body. What is my greatest fear? Living my passion and making a living with it. What is the trait that I most…

The Heroine’s Journey of Isabelle Gagnon

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The positive impact it has on people’s life What is my idea of perfect happiness? A minimalist life of simple abundance; less stuff, more into people and travelling, embracing different cultures, serving-making a difference in the world, supporting communities, and the outdoors-being immerse in…

The Heroine’s Journey of Magda Hoibian

What is the best thing I like about my job?  Freedom of creation and expression. Freedom! Freedom! I have had a great need for freedom since childhood. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  To have the means to carry out all the projects I have in mind and share them with others. In harmony,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ilenia Sara

What is the best thing I love about my work? The freedom to realize my ideas and through clothes can spread a message of harmony and respect for nature. La libertà di poter realizzare le mie idee ed attraverso gli abiti poter diffondere un messaggio di armonia e rispetto della natura. What is my idea…

The Heroine’s Journey of Alex Zief

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love being able to express myself and communicate with others through my work. I love that at my job I can be myself, explore my limits. My job allows me to know what I am capable of… and that I can accomplish many…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lauren Azzis

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  As UX researcher and UX designer, the best thing is : I’m here to help people understanding other people ! I’m a facilitator. My job is to understand my clients, their goals, their problems also, their team and obviously their clients and users. To…

The Heroine’s Journey of Gloria Keh

What is the best thing that I love about my work That I can create art alone with just my soul for company. That I can connect with Spirit through my art and fulfill my soul’s purpose. Am grateful for the blessing to be able to paint what I want and what my intuition guides me…

The Heroine’s Journey of Arinela Kociko

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a Comic book artist – illustrator, and what I love about my work is that I can be creative every day, which makes me happy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Balance, you cannot be happy all the time and always do…

The Heroine’s Journey of Saralisa Pegorier

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The creativity that offers to me and the freedom to work at the time I want and where I want. What is my idea of perfect happiness? A life full of surprises and adventures. What is my greatest fear?  To be misunderstood and abandonned….

The Heroine’s Journey of Shakeh Sarookhanian

What is the best thing I like about my work? I like the creativity in my work and the process of painting in which the lines, colours, shapes and the materials that I use there are turning to something that are conveying my concepts and feelings. What is my idea of perfect happiness? It is when you…

The Heroine’s Journey of Misa Mochizuki

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a classical and contemporary dancer, when I share my energy with audience and they give me back the energy, that is one of the best moments. Not just giving or taking, to exchange energy between me and audience feels great! What is my…

The Heroine’s Journey of Helen Lawrence

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s hard to single out one thing but there is no greater feeling than being the master of your own destiny, especially when it comes to striving to achieve your full potential and being able to combine something you are good at with your…

The Heroine’s Journey of Paola Cimmino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Freedom. Freedom to be myself, come what may. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The chance to love and write. Love in its deepest meaning. This makes me feel happy. What is my greatest fear? A III World War. Not leaving the trace…

The Heroine’s Journey of Natalia Trivino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My relation with time. I don’t feel guilty for not wanting to control and occupy it. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Personally, I don’t believe in that perfection. The complex but at the same time fascinating about life, is that you cannot…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anastyle

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The thing that i love of my job is the energy that is created among dancers. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  commute small things in big things What is my greatest fear? The dark What is the trait that I most deplore…

The Heroine’s Journey of Natalia Poniatowska

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The process – first interest in the project and the making of it. The feeling when the idea comes and I’m inspired to make something, I feel butterflies whenever I see a moment I want to capture on photograph. Or when the idea for…

The Heroine’s Journey of Roberta de Berardinis

I’m Roberta, i’m a ballet and contemporary dancer and ballet teacher, I live in Naples (Italy)) The best thing that I love of my job is that everyday is a challange, everyday you recreate yourself by your passion your creativity, everyday is completely different, you can’t annoyng at all The perfect happinnes for me is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Helena Soubeyrand

What is the best thing that I love about my work?The research, the freedom and the unexpected. What is my idea of perfect happiness?Peace in mind and heart. Loving what you do everyday and sharing what you already have.What is my greatest fear? Be « locked »  in every possible way. What is the trait that I most deplore…

The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Pinsone

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Probably its originality. I am quite proud of the fact that I don’t need to copy the style or the ideas of other artists and the fact that I am pretty independent in my style and research. Some innovations in my artworks were literally made…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ute Rieder

Was liebe ich am Meisten an meiner Arbeit? Während ich arbeite vergesse ich alles um mich herum. Es gibt dann nur noch Formen und Farben für mich. Es ist als würde ich  in einem farbigen Universum schweben. What do I love most about my work? While I’m working, I forget everything around me. There are…

The Heroine’s Journey of Cristina Fraternale

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The best thing that I love about my work is to feel my body move together and through the music, giving me the chance to express myself freely and completely. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  I think that no one is luckier…

The Heroine’s Journey of Muriel Roland Darcourt

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The freedom to be able to stay in my fantasy bubble, without having to confront reality too often. Quelle est la chose que j’aime le plus dans mon travail ? La liberté de pouvoir rester dans ma bulle d’imaginaire, sans devoir me confronter au…

The Heroine’s Journey of Helena Masellis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creating a world based off written words. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   Just being able to live off what I do. What is my greatest failure? Dropped out, for a good reason, and to continue would have been a complete waste…

The Heroine’s Journey of Nina Scceletton

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Through my work, I can fully express myself, give free rein to my imagination and materialize the ideas I have in mind. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Enjoy the sun with a cold drink. What is my greatest fear? Like many artists…

The Heroine’s Journey of Claudia Araceli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I have a passion for painting en pleinair (insitu), so the best of my work is painting outside working from direct observation and experiencing the sounds, smells, atmosphere and often hilarious episodes with the wildlife and people. Watercolour is challenging and is exactly why…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mays Mayhew

What is the best thing that you love about your artwork? It’s the best thing when people see a painting I created and it echoes their situation. For example, I’ve worked on a series called “The Brain on Love” in which I’ve created images that explain how the brain physiologically processes falling in and out…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laurence de Valmy

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   Beyond having a flexible schedule, it’s great to be able to work without feeling like it’s work! My current POST series enables me to combine my passion for painting and for art history. Apparently I’m not alone to like these art stories and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Valeriya N-Georg

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I am truly happy that my work is giving me the freedom to express myself and to be me and only me! I really love it! What is my idea of perfect happiness?   Perfect happiness to me is when you look within…

The Heroine’s Journey of Romy Musholt

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Dancing Tango Argentine and painting belong together to me. It’s this connection that I love most about my work. Tango has enriched my life emotionally. After some years of taking endless workshops and private lessons and attenting numerous milongas in different cities, I felt…

The Heroine’s Journey of Cira Viggiano

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I work with the unpredictable: instruments, materials and colors are always intertwined in a different way and the feeling of wonder that I experience every time is the best thing about my work. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is when you…

The Heroine’s Journey of Victoria Fuller

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I have two bodies of work that are connected through the subject of nature – assembled found objects that resemble forms found in nature and work that incorporates more direct depictions of nature relating to the environment. I like it when they end up…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laura Thompson

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Everything! Life as an artist, particularly in Florence, is wonderful and in addition to the freedom to create my own work I have the also the benefit of teaching wonderful students from all around the world at the academy that my husband and I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Lisa Zanardo

WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT I LOVE ABOUT MY WORK? Writing is for me a sort of catharsis. When I write – no matter if it’s fiction or reality reported without any kind of filter – I’m always the origin, the source of these everything. When this everything is physically in front and outside…

The Heroine’s Journey of Milù Di Lorenzo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? There is a lot to say about this. The best surely is that you can express yourself without words. Eyes and full body. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Simply when you lie down on the floor for a new dancing day or…

The Heroine’s Journey of Zoloé Pauvert

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my work is the freedom I have thanks to it. I can travel without asking my boss cause I am freelance and I’m my own boss. Traveling is the best thing my work permit me to do I think. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Inna Kulazhenkova

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The outmost important aspect of what I love about my work is that since I dare to listen and follow the inner drive, tumultuous flow, invincible ardor, I know why I wake up every day. I know it is for the great purpose I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sharon Hart-Green

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I love those rare magical moments when a phrase or image seems to appear out of nowhere while I am writing. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it is as if it has descended from heaven! What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Marina Andrejeva

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I create my own world and sell my own way of life, sounds pathetic, but that’s exactly how I earn my living. I was thinking a lot what to define as work and what as an addiction – I am an interior designer, an artist…

The Heroine s Journey of Francesca Kikla Cicatelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Esperienza, conoscenza, mille mondi da vivere, vivi più volte Experience, knowledge, thousand worlds to be lived, alive more times What is my idea of perfect happiness?   Una felicità imperfetta, per definire se stessi. A defective happiness, to come true  What is my greatest…

The Heroine’s Journey of Joyce Polance

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The constant challenge of painting – seeing the completely unanticipated art I produce. I discover so much about myself and have to accept my lack of control over all of it. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Riding my bike on a cool…

The Heroine’s Journey of Zorica Lazic

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Best thing that I love about my work is when I make my ooak art dolls and creatures come alive in front of my eyes,thats a moment that makes me wanna cry tears of joy ,and next best thing is when I see happy…

The Heroine’s Journey of Christie Shinn

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I love my work the best as I can go through my own hate pile of trauma and unresolved feelings and don’t need therapy! It actually puts me in a much better mood when I honestly face my feelings without judgement from myself and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Susanne Guldager

What is the best thing that I love about my work? When I have created something meaningful to other people. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   I absolutely love to be in a creative flow with no interruptions, when time disappears and I explore and create at the same time without any determined…

The Heroine’s Journey of Monica Ciarcelluti

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   Working on the fragilities of the human beings through a creative objective and transforming those sensitivities into rich and beautiful opportunities by freezing and exposing our fractured reactions and imperfections for the public. I love working in the theatre because it means dealing with…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sara Ciprietti

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   Being choreographer and performer of my own works is one of the most challenging but also satisfying existing jobs. Feeling the audience responding with their emotions, but also feeling those emotions yourself is a huge adrenaline wave. Creating dance is giving a direct way…

The Heroine’s Journey of Huang Jacqueline

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Communication and permanent creativity What is my idea of perfect happiness? Doing a long trip around the entire World with my family. What is my greatest fear? Vertigo What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I get angry very quickly and…

The Heroine’s Journey of Diana Leviton Gondek

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My purpose as an artist is to express my deepest thoughts and feelings through visual expression. Can’t get any better then that being the goal of my day’s work. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   A creative flow where time is irrelevant….

The Heroine’s Journey of Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Efrat Cybulkiewicz is an Illustrator, and a painter based in Italy. And her passion lies in the power that is found within the goodness of every life lesson. What is the best thing that I love about my work? To savore hours of freedom and solitude… I love working late at night, when all are asleep….

The Heroine’s Journey of Karen Stidham

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the fact that I can tell a story with my artwork.  That why I love comicbooks so much. I can express myself more clearly thru illustration than I can with words. The only time that I am not story telling is when…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mireille Schermer

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The magic of new ideas being born. I love the coaching part in my profession as a lecturer; brainstorming with students to work out new ideas, transforming them into concepts. As an artist this part is also the best and most interesting. What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jill King

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the solitude and self-reflection that the creative process grants me. My art journeys me into uncharted territory and follows me as I grow. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I am happiest in Nature. I love the feeling of hiking through…

The Heroine’s Journey of Agnese Innocente

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about working with comics and illustrations is knowing someone, somewhere, is reading or watching my works and feeling different types of emotions. Basically, it’s incredible to me that people can take time for themselves with a book and feel…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jelena Dojcinovic

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about painting is that I don’t see it through the perspective of a regular job. The process of creation is very important. It’s the most beautiful part of painting, when the moment carries me, when I bare myself with myself and when…

The Heroine’s Journey of Desy Vasileva

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Thinking about it, maybe they are three things, which I love the most. The feeling I get when I see the results of my efforts. When I see the satisfaction, the joy, the admiration, the happiness of the people i‘m doing this for. After…

The Heroine’s Journey of Margo Tramutoli aka La Tram

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about working in the filed of illustrations and comic is to have the chance to make books that can contribute to the reflection on social items that I care about, like gender equality, sexism, ecology, multiculturalism and so on. What is my…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sandra Stojanovic

WHAT IS THE THING THAT I LOVE ABOUT MY WORK? Surely it is the feeling of curiosity which brings us back to what we were like when we were children. It stimulates us in a continuous search, observation and wonder. When we are surprised or fascinated by something, when we can cry, and laugh while…

The Heroine’s Journey of Clarisse Chapal

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s when I don’t feel like I’m working, everything is so fluid and playful that I could continue working on the same thing for hours! What is my idea of perfect happiness? When you feel so grounded that you’re not looking for any answers anymore. You…

The Heroine’s Journey of Aude Carbone

What is the best thing that I love about my work ? Something absolutely priceless : I am my own boss. I do things as I decide it. I’m an illustrator, publisher and silkscreen printer, I’m 100% independent. That means I am my own slave too. But when I have the feeling that I don’t…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sofia Gottardi

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I am a stand up comedian so I don’t take anything seriously/ sono una comica, infatti non prendo sul serio niente di quello che faccio What is my idea of perfect happiness? Mangiare come un porco. / To eat like a pig. What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Viktoria Pikovska

What is the best thing that I love about my work? No day is same as the one before, diversity of tasks, meeting people, overcoming myself and never-ending learning. As an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to get comfortable with uncomfortable and to accept uncertainty, and the sooner you realize it and accept it…

The Heroine’s Journey of Kristine Harper

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I have recently quit my job as associate professor at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in order to focus solely on writing. I was very happy with my job; I found it uplifting to inspire and collaborate with my students. But, I must say…

The Heroine’s Journey of Audrey Alain

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It gaves me the possibility to express myself, and share my point of view of the world What is my idea of perfect happiness? A house in mountains with my friends and family. What is my greatest fear? I’m really afraid about sharks ! What is the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Mélody Vuano-Lasho

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is when I am on stage. Feeling the adrenaline, the lights on my face and feel the audience. I work hard several months and when a magic moment on stage is created, it’s the most…

The Heroine’s Journey of Ginnie Cappaert

What is the best thing I love about my work? I love the color! Color comes naturally to me and whether it be vibrant or subdued it doesn’t matter because the color is what speaks to me and gives me joy! What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness to me is this present…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Lamonaca

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a journalist, what I love best is everything concerning communication. As a painter I love creativity and imagination. I like living in contact with people, telling stories, interviewing people and communicating with them using every possible means. I deal with culture at 360°…

The Heroine’s Journey of Carlotta Borasio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a marketing consultant and my job is to help people to tell what they do, to communicate their products and services in an authentic way. The best thing about my work is their story, their passion. I love to find the right words…

The Heroine’s Journey of Helene Udy

Helene Udy is an actress director performer and clown. Best known for her series regular role as Myra on Dr. Quinn medicine woman. She also owns a children’s entertainment company and runs a monthly variety show set in Berlin 1924. What is the best thing that I love about my work? The creativity. Creating a world…

The Heroine’s Journey of Angelica Grivel Serra

What is the best thing I love about my work? Creativity and organisation.  Perfectly coordinated, without inconsistencies.  L’ordine e la creatività.   Perfettamente conciliati l’uno con l’altra, senza contraddizioni.   What is my idea of perfect happiness? As far as I’m concerned, the idea of perfect happines puts into effect when I am satisfied with the stuff…

The Heroine’s Journey of Anamaria Klajnšček

·      What is the best thing that I love about my work? I work as a dancer and there are many aspects of my job that I love. But one of them is definitely meeting so many amazing people from all over the world. Working in such an international environment is incredibly enriching. ·      What is my…

The Heroine’s Journey of Vesna Pesic

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about my work is creative process that changes all the time. I always have something new to learn, experiment and perfect. I also love to share my discoveries with my students. What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laura V Pescatori

What is the best thing that I love about my work? of my work I love the possibility of involving people in my passions, like music, animals and nature. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I believe that happiness and perfection are two completely different things. Happiness everyone can find it when he wants inside…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jill Trager

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I get to work with emerging and seasoned artists from all over the East Coast! My partner and I have transformed our negative experiences in the art world into a community and family that supports each other and gets to grow together. I’m so proud…

The Heroine’s Journey of Nataly Restrepo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I truly love about my work is the continuous touch with reality. Everytime I start a project I have to touch base with real people, not with the idea of a market, not with the utopian vision of consumers, but we the authentic…

The Heroine’s Journey of Carla Manea

What is the best thing that I love about my work? You continue to learn. For the subject of the story (in which you have to do the research) or for a new technique that you want to try, you never stand still. You never stop learning. Si continua ad apprendere. Per il tema trattato dal…

The Heroine’s Journey of Jana Bovijn

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to transfer emotion onstage, to an audience. The best thing is writing a play on your phone or in small notebooks, in your pyjamas and seeing that very play being performed month’s later in a fully booked theatre venue, where you can…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sabrina Atelier

  What is the best thing that I love about my work?   First of all I need to present myself as an artisan, I proudly am a “craftswomen”. I love creating with fabric. I really love transforming a flat surface in 3D item, such a garment or an accessorie. And more, I love transmitting…

The Heroine’s Journey of Moïra Cristescu

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I am a fashion designer and what I love the most is to create : to sculpt a piece of clothing from calico or to draw a sketch from ink and paper. This really is a thrill for me ! It’s also quite addictive, as I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Janine Brown

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I love the opportunity to be able to explore different concepts and mediums. I find that 5 hours in the studio seems like 5 minutes.   What is my idea of perfect happiness?   My idea of perfect happiness is being with people I enjoy,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Heleen Van ‘Veld alias Morgane La Fay

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The fact that I get to study, like when I attended university. I don’t do it as much as I did then, but it’s still enough to satisfy my love of learning new things – especially when it comes to mythology, history, philosophy and legends….

The Heroine’s Journey of Shura Oyarce

What’s the best thing I love about my job? I love my job because for me it is not a job it is passion. Painting, setting up an exhibition, teaching children art for me is just full of life. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I do not know what the perfect idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Marina Maria Buratti

What’s the best thing that I love about my work? My work is an important means of self-analysis and evolution. What’s my idea of perfect happiness? We are happy when life allows us to work to succeed. What’s my greatest fear? I fear insensivity in people and people who don’t have a vision of the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Barbara Vörös

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  As a designer of surfaces/walls I always have to enter different worlds. I love this very much and the freedom of being playful. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The  feeling of being satisfied by „normal“ and small things, by what I do and being…

The Heroine’s Journey of Marisa Terron

What is the best thing that i love about my work? I am a passionate artist , the best in my work is creation, and the power to transmit emotions through painting, to express in my paintings the soul of people, feelings… ,recreate the beaty and mystery of the life. What is my idea of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Cristina Fraddosio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my job because it allows me to touch humanity, learn stories, have a face to face contact with people and hear their testimonies. Storytelling events is a great privilege that increases the hope of creating a better world. When people are informed,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Veronika Kunstovic

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Dancing makes me speak, makes me express what I feel or think about, through the movement which may not be so perfect sometimes but each one of them is ‘real’. This is why I am real me when I dance. In this modern world…

The Heroine’s Journey of Zhiying Li

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is “the realisation of artistic creativeness”. Such artistic creativeness is not entirely free, because I want to use my art as a language to treat social matters, therefore I need to ponder which form of…

The Heroine’s Journey of Daniela Bombelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The best thing is to be entirely free to do whatever I want. I am my art and my art it’s me. All the time. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  To be me. What is my greatest fear? To be in conflict…

The Heroine’s Journey of Adrian Giuliani

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   I love the freedom I achieve. Before doing my artwork, I am outside running with my music, spiritually connected and putting myself into a state of freedom.. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Time spent laughing with my family and friends is the…

The Heroine’s Journey of Valerie Pixley

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Growing indigenous trees.  It’s very satisfying to plant a little seed and watch the birth of a tree as it pushes its way out of the earth. Indigenous trees are so beautiful and learning about their traditional medicinal uses in African culture is fascinating.  I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Stefania Zorzi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a visual artist and I like to use different languages and make them interact. Photography, sculpture, video and writing. I like the opportunity to express what I have inside through these techniques. There are various steps that I like very much. When I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sylvie Dumazian

What is the best thing I like about my job? Creativity ! Whether in the profession of actress or writer, my creativity, my imagination are solicited. It gives me a lot of vitality. It’s also a way of escaping reality. I replaced the word “work” by “professional activities” it is longer to say but I prefer!…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tytti Thusberg

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Independence and freedom to decide what I want to do. I love to create and I like different kind of collaborations, meeting interesting people. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Peace, love and understanding. No wars, no disasters, no hunger. Imagine! What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Oliveira Reis

What is the best thing that I love of my work?  I’m a doctor, gynecolog, and I work with women who have breast cancer, so the best of my work is to cure this women ofcourse. I am an artist too, so the art helps me to have the serenity to help my patient. What…

The Heroine’s Journey of Viktorya Nare Karapetyan

What is my idea of perfect happiness?   -“Perfect happiness”- a utopian affirmation that in my belief, does not exist. I believe in and live moments of happiness… A smile of my mom, me thinking of my husband, a glimpse to the flowers that I buy each day- to paint- to create– to be a person that I…

The Heroine’s Journey of Gothy Lopez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is also my favorite pastime and it allows me to travel with my mind and be free What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Feel good about myself What is my greatest fear? That my message is not understood   What is…

The Heroine’s Journey of Juliette Chevalier

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work offers me a very strategic position to make an active design and fashion watch, meet people and get a good hindsight. I like analyzing and trying to define an efficient political roadmap, structuring the design ecosystem. What is my idea of perfect…

The Heroine’s Journey of Léna Bousquet

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  What I like in my work is the freedom of my schedule, the very different human encounters and of course, the fact that I live of my passion, illustration. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  My idea of perfect happiness is diversity, every…

The Heroine’s Journey of Francesca Fontana

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The power of meetings and relationships spent to ‘think’ and restore places with its people and create, day by day, project by project, new possibilities. What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
Being able to give answers to my (true) self and the needs…

The Heroine’s Journey of Sara Mauri

What’s the best thing I love about my job? I like visiting places and speaking with people and their soul. I have an inordinate passion for writing, for text, for words. I am a journalist and I love telling stories. Well: the best thing about my job is to line up the words, giving an…

The Heroine’s Journey of Narmina Mammadova

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That it feeds my curiosity and teaches me something new every time. Each project feels like a new exciting adventure. (I am a social designer) What is my idea of perfect happiness? For me happiness means to really be alive, experience freedom and love,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Vittoria Lasala

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The enthusiasm I feel when I start a new project, the expectation I have during the realization and the satisfaction I feel when I finish it. L’entusiasmo che sento quando inizio un nuovo progetto, l’aspettativa che ho durante la realizzazione e la soddisfazione che provo…

The Heroine’s Journey of Laura Leora Witzleben

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Dancing and choreographing is the biggest passion I have in my life. It makes me want to get up in the morning, keeps me feeling alive, gets me going, drives me. My entire life I have not been doing anything else besides dance for living…

The Heroine’s Journey of Tania de Jong

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Sense of autonomy to create my own destiny. I have started all my various enterprises from scratch so nothing existed before. There is a real magic, learning and growth in continuously re-inventing and improving on what you’ve done before. I am the Founder of  Creative Universe, Creative Innovation…

The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Calabria

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The term “Work” implies a “duty” to which I absolve, I love writing the fact that it is not a job (not in my case, at least) I love to write because it is a pleasure without “chains”. Il termine “Lavoro” implica un “dovere” a…

The Heroine’s Journey of Dunja Jogan

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I’m an illustrator and graphic designer.  I love to create new languages, experiment new paths and compare myself with different people. When I draw I like to feel free and at the same time put my rules, go deeper and deeper into the technique,…

The Heroine’s Journey of Adriana Gloria Marigo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Cosa amo di più del mio lavoro? I love the synergy that is established with the author when starting the creation of a book of poetry, the shared search for the word that gives meaning to the verse. Amo la sinergia che si stabilisce con l’autore quando si avvia la creazione di…