Manage episode 291793906 series 2919082
Today's interview is with Erin Everleigh, mama, dentist, author, and founder of Wordsmithers Academy. Her goal is to inspire others to follow their passions and live their best lives. Join Erin as she shares how knowing your "why" helps you create art that matters.
"Over the years, my need to be creative has taken me in different directions, and eight years ago my passion for creativity led me to writing. I love getting lost in my imagination and creating new worlds. Most of all, I love the opportunities that being an author has given me.
"I have had the privilege of visiting numerous schools for author-talks and book fairs. I’ve spoken to students about being an author - while also being a dentist - and the importance of following your passions. The best parts of those days were when students would approach me and talk about the stories they had written or were in the process of writing. Their excitement and pride made my heart feel so full.
"I founded WordSmithers Academy with the hope of inspiring young writers to follow their dreams of becoming authors and to foster and encourage the imagination and creativity of our youth.
"A favourite quote of mine is from Brené Brown, “Unused creativity is not benign.” It is the answer to a question I’m frequently asked - “How do you do it? How do you find the time to write/ teach/craft/create…?” - Embracing my creativity allows me to live an authentic and fulfilling life."
You can find Erins books on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Everleigh/e/B00SDITTAI
Support the kids at WordSmithers Academy by buying their book: Stories from Quarantine HERE
Find amazing courses for kids at WordSmithers Academy
And if you want to visit Erin for her incredible dental work find her at http://scarboroughdental.ca/
You can also find Erin on Instagram