Artists and creatives face innumerable challenges given that their career path often doesn’t come with a playbook, a steady paycheck or any form of safety net.  It’s definitely not easy and so we asked a few of the artists and creatives we admire to talk to us about why they chose to pursue an artistic or creative career.

Laura Munevar | Singer & Song-writer

Music is a huge part of my life and I think it has truly shaped me. My dad always had music playing in the house or in the car. I am Colombian, so I’ve been exposed to salsa, merengue and just about every bolero from the age of 3. I loved the energy that music gave me and the feeling of singing along was so exhilarating. I’ve been singing since I was little, it’s been my passion since I can remember. When it came time to got to college, I felt like I owed it to my childhood self to pursue music and study it. Read more>>

Susie Levan | Author

From 1972-1988, I was the Chief Operating Officer and EVP of a male-dominated, NYSE public real estate syndication company located in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1988 my family became a victim of a horrific crime—three armed gunmen came into our home. My daughter and I became their hostages for ransom and put in the trunk of our four-door sedan for five hours. During that time, I had a Near-Death Experience and miracle that would change my life and career forever. A few years later, I found that my life’s purpose was to empower women. So, from 1991-1995, I returned to school to become a certified pastoral counselor, teacher of meditation, hypnotherapist, life coach and reiki master. Now, armed with these credentials to empower women from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective, I believe my career chose me! Read more>>

Ashleigh Lowe | Photographer & Visual Artist

I have always been a creative soul. Just like everyone their skills and desires evolve over time. Where I started with my photography and where I am now is crazy when I step back and look at it. I am not meant for 9-5 life. I am not meant for normal life. I create art and I try my best to radiate positivity. Read more>>