What is inspiration?
To me inspiration is whatever makes you do something. Whatever motivates you. Whatever tells you to get up off your butt and make some moves.
And whatever that is is everything to me.
Whether it’s me taking the subway or simply taking a walk around the city, I’m always inspired. You can find art in almost anything. In everything, really.
Inspiration is what takes me from Step A to Step B; once I’m inspired, there is no stopping me.
Whether I’m creating new fashion ideas in my head, or figuring out new topics for discussion on my radio show, there is always something to be discovered.
Recently on my show, certain tweets and postings bashing the use of “makeup” inspired me to take it a bit further and discuss this issue with my viewers and co-hosts. I was extremely glad that I used this as a topic. It was liberating for both sides of the field to express their opinions, both on-air and in chat rooms.
A simple tweet caused not only controversy, but somewhat of a movement.
While some men say that makeup hides true beauty, the woman of BSR had to argue back that it only enhances their beauty.
Ultimately there is no right or wrong answer – and everyone is entitled to what they feel – but it was great to see everyone share ideas from both sides. And I thank a simple tweet for that.
Albert Einstein has been quoted saying that “Imagination is more important than intellect”. Not only is this one of my favorite quotes, but it is something that I live by. Of course I rely on textbooks and notes from class to enhance my intellect. But it is the inspiration and imagination I receive from NO TEXTBOOK that pushes and motivates me almost everyday.
I am blessed and fortunate to live and witness everything about New York.
In my heart, there is no city better than mine – I literally thank this city everyday for making me as creative and imaginative as I am.
No other city has allowed me to view free subway performances or become inspired by the public artists on the streets of Soho. While New York has the rep of being a fast city – one inhabited by “rude people” – it is also a city with so much love and passion.
And it’s everywhere.
There is no city close to what New York brings on that end of the spectrum.
Whether it’s fashion, art, science, or its history, New York gives so much love in an inspirational way. So many of us take this city for granted and only look at the negative aspects, but Creative Week truly opened my eyes even wider – and made me even more proud of being a New Yorker.
The week truly humbled me.
All the events that I attended had me traveling back and forth throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, and honestly, it was the best traveling I have ever done in my life.
Going from one event to another – and being able to witness all the inspiration in between – there is truly no better city than New York to host Creative Week.
And I return all that love to Creative Week and to New York City.
They exist at the intersection of the answer to my opening question.