Cultural commentator Joanne Ooi with writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations

How can we maintain our creativity during Covid lockdown? Could this crisis be an opportunity for creative renewal for creative organisations as well as individuals? Cultural commentator Joanne Ooi joins Yang-May Ooi on Creative Conversations to talk about  Covid and Creativity. 

(L) Joanne Ooi (R)Yang-May Ooi

Joanne Ooi on Covid and Creativity CCV0303 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]

My cousin Joanne grew up in America while I grew up in the UK and we both became lawyers – and we both escaped the law in our own ways. We’ve both had alternative careers in the arts and done TEDx talks. While I am became an author, writer/ performer and podcaster, Joanne’s career has taken her into fashion and environmental change and she is now a vlogger, marketeer, writer and cultural commentator. 

Whenever we get together, we talk animatedly and vigorously, hardly taking a breath – excitedly covering  issues that are obsessing us, family, relationships, life, the universe and everything. We tease each other and never allow the other one to take themselves too seriously. 

During one of our get-togethers which included our siblings and other cousins, we hardly allowed anyone else to speak especially as Joanne was talking passionately about Covid and the arts – so I thought I would spare the others and invite her on to Creative Conversations, especially as she has some thought-provoking views that I hope you will find engaging. 

Listen to our conversation

You can listen to our conversations via the podcast player below:


Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 03 Episode 03 ¦ Joanne Ooi on Covid and Creativity CCV0302

Links to some of the things we talked about

Joanne’s website where you can sign up for her newsletter – http://culturevlog.com/

Joanne’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/joanneooi

Joanne’s TEDx talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBsOu__e-jE 

Yang-May’s TEDx talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Z-850jKeQ 

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Photos:

Joanne Ooi and Yang-May Ooi

Music:

Southern Jam Nights by Neil Cross

~ via Storyblocks Audio Standard Licence

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Creative Conversations is a podcast talking about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi.

Author: Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a multimedia author & TEDx speaker. Her creative projects include Bound Feet Blues (theatre), South London Voices and Creative Conversations (podcasts). She also works with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help them tell their unique stories to engage and inspire others. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk

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