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"Impostor syndrome." How does it show up for you - self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? We're having conversations at the intersection of identity and creativity -- who you are and what you make. Creative Media Producer Andrea Klunder and guests show you how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despite all obstacles, fears and doubts.

The Creative Impostor Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

"Impostor syndrome." How does it show up for you - self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? We're having conversations at the intersection of identity and creativity -- who you are and what you make. Creative Media Producer Andrea Klunder and guests show you how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despite all obstacles, fears and doubts.

    Back to Beginner's Mind

    Back to Beginner's Mind

    Episode 133. Beginner's mind. That place where you don't know anything, where there's simply a desire to do.
    An inkling -- what a terrific word, inkling -- a slight knowledge or vague notion, it even implies curiosity.
    It's a good place to be, with infinite possibility. It's like the beginning of a new relationship with its flush of excitement and that nauseated uncertainty. Your senses are heightened and your rational brain is fuzzy.

    You can't think about any thing else.

    And six years ago in 2015, I was there with podcasting. I'd been there before with operating a storefront yoga studio, with becoming a yoga teacher, with filmmaking, with acting. And I suppose even with singing, though, I don't really remember that because I was a toddler. But this was different.
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    • 10 min
    Activate your ideas with sex educator Karen Yates from Wild & Sublime

    Activate your ideas with sex educator Karen Yates from Wild & Sublime

    While recording this episode, I wrote down the following equation:
    Communication + boundaries = freedom to explore and play
    So, yeah...we’re talking about sex as self-care with Karen Yates, somatic sex educator as well as creator and host of Wild & Sublime, the live show and podcast that delivers a sexy spin on infotainment. 
    Sex however is too narrow a term - at least by current, uniquely American standards. Erotic mindfulness is more expansive and inviting, focusing on openness and sensual pleasure rather than just the act.
    If you’re like me - a full-grown, cis-gendered, sexually active adult - even PG-rated discussions about sex (like this one) still make your cheeks flame.
    Karen, who’s a longtime member of Chicago’s sex-positive scene, has a knack for making frank discussions welcoming no matter where her audience falls on the sexual spectrum. “We talk about kink. We talk about vanilla sex. We talk about LGBTQ issues. We talk about just how to relate to each other.”
    Did you catch that? Relating to each other and to self is Wild & Sublime’s main thrust. Pardon the pun but when you hang around with Karen, you can’t help it.
    And if COVID has left you blissfully or woefully partner-free? Erotic mindfulness should be at the top of your self-care practice. “It's always good to build a new relationship with your body because the body gives so much information,” Karen says. “Bottom line, no matter where you come from, it's going to be an expansive, extraordinary exploration.” 
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    Join The Creative Impostor Collective for free on Mighty Networks! Subscribe on Patreon to the Craft & Culture private podcast to follow along my next voice journey. I'm sharing more behind the scenes reflections on the various Podcast Envy and Creative Impostor interview episodes and more of my personal story, in the hopes that it helps you to realize that you are not alone on this creative path and inspires some idea in your creative life and work.
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    • 47 min
    Defy Social Norms, Express Your Individuality with Jetty Nieuwenhuis, Trujetty

    Defy Social Norms, Express Your Individuality with Jetty Nieuwenhuis, Trujetty

    Can a conversation with a rebel influencer, recorded mid-pandemic, inspire us toward greater self-love and trust as we emerge from the COVID cocoon? 
    Jetty Nieuwenhuis (pronounced Yeti) is the rebel in question. It’s an appropriate modifier to a term that absolutely conjures images of well-connected content creators seemingly unencumbered by life’s petty worries.
    Also: young.
    Influencer is overwhelmingly associated with youth. When it comes to the typical influencer credentials, Jetty aged out of the ingenue mold before she even began. Those few additional years have gifted her with wisdom, experience, and a healthy dose of authentic middle-finger mindset. 
    I love Jetty because when she says living your life is the ultimate act of self-care, it’s not a hollow platitude; it’s her ongoing practice. A survivor of Lyme disease and bulimia, Jetty gradually grew into a place of listening to her body and mind rather than other people.
    So, here we are, ever so slowly move beyond our protective bubbles. We’re bound to bump up against our fears out there. That’s okay. Maybe we know ourselves a little better than before. Perhaps we’re more adept at focusing inward as we proceed outward. As Jetty says, we can live life on our own terms.
    There’s no time like the present.
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/131
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    https://www.instagram.com/trujetty/
    https://trujetty.com/story/
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    JOIN THE COMMUNITY, SUPPORT THE SHOW

    I've have TWO opportunities for you!
    Join The Creative Impostor Collective for free on Mighty Networks! Subscribe on Patreon to the Craft & Culture private podcast to follow along my next voice journey. I'm sharing more behind the scenes reflections on the various Podcast Envy and Creative Impostor interview episodes and more of my personal story, in the hopes that it helps you to realize that you are not alone on this creative path and inspires some idea in your creative life and work.
    You'll be helping to support the show (and me!) in exchange for bonus content. You choose your monthly support level of $3, $9, or $27/month.





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    I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative.
    Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode.

    Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.
    When you order from https://bookshop.org/shop/thecreativeimpostor 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor Studios.

    Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.

    • 41 min
    Celebrate as a form of protest; anti-racism and multiculturalism with Lori L. Tharps

    Celebrate as a form of protest; anti-racism and multiculturalism with Lori L. Tharps

    "Anti-racism work is not about saving the unfortunate; anti-racism work is about saving all of us, improving the lives of all of us." ~Lori L. Tharps
    One of the themes to emerge from the not your typical self-care series is connection. Specifically, the idea that pursuing practices that require greater inward focus or offer less obvious immediate gratification creates a ripple effect. 
    Anti-racism is self-care on a global scale.
    If you’re thinking, “Um, Andrea, that’s a bold claim and an unconventional discipline to add to my routine,” let me counter with this: it’s all about mindset. Lori L. Tharps - yes, of Kinky Gazpacho fame - believes that each individual action chips away at a towering problem until our collective efforts topple the entire system.
    There’s one critical catch. “If people look at anti-racism work, particularly white people, if they look at it as ‘well, you know, this is charity work for Black people and Brown people and I should just do it because it's the right thing and they need my help,’ that's not the right mindset to go into,” cautions the blogger and host of My American Meltingpot.
    On her podcast, Lori approaches the practice of anti-racism with clear-eyed directness, especially in her “Don’t Be Racist” series, recorded in the last half of 2020. In it, she offered some different ways of thinking about how we view the subject through a broader lens, how we incorporate these efforts into our lives, what that may look like - and allowing space for what that may not look like.
    Lori’s creative non-fiction style transitions seamlessly from her writing to her show which makes the prospect of dismantling this whole fabricated story of race totally doable.
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/130
    Hear more about the evolution of Lori's podcast on Podcast Envy (episode releases shortly after this one.)
    Get Lori's books from Bookshop.org!
    Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain
    Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families
    Substitute Me
    Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America
    Podcast Episodes Mentioned
    My American Meltingpot e48: Don’t Be Racist
    My American Meltingpot e50: Don’t Be Racist - Take Action
    My American Meltingpot e51: Don’t Be Racist - Decolonize Your Mind
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    • 40 min
    The whole point of The Creative Impostor (time for a shift)

    The whole point of The Creative Impostor (time for a shift)

    "I don't want to be interacting with people on a day-to-day basis and have them feeling like, 'Andrea...she's just really collapsed.' That's terrible. That's not the energy that I want to be putting out into the world. That's not how I want to be perceived.  And it's definitely not how I think of myself." ~Andrea Klunder
    I don't know about you, but at this moment, at the end of March 2021, moving into April I am feeling like it is time for a shift.
    That makes sense. It's springtime in the Midwest. It's about those green little plants that are popping up out of the earth. It's about opening the windows for the first time in ages and doing some spring cleaning, clearing the dust.
    And WHOA, has it been one long winter! I'm going to go ahead and categorize summer 2020 as winter, spring 2020 as winter. It was all winter, as far as I was concerned, for, you know, pandemic reasons.
    And I decided to do a little spring cleaning for my VOICE with a voice lesson -- coaching session actually -- but I have not had a voice lesson in more than 10 years and this opened up a bunch of  cans of worms (ew!) -- about health, recovering from trauma, fears about aging, identity, the way people perceive me, and the stories we tell ourselves.
    Thank you to Davin Youngs for the session and the insights! (Meet Davin in episode 082.)
    Now as we move into this shift together... What is challenging or confronting you in your creative life and work? What are you exploring? What questions are you asking? What do you want to talk about or hear about on the show?
    Email me your thoughts and requests, share your own experiences, ask some questions. You can send a regular old email, or attach a voice memo.
    AND/OR join The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks to attend our Community Zooms and we can talk about it there. It's free to join!
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    Join The Creative Impostor Collective for free on Mighty Networks! Subscribe on Patreon to the Craft & Culture private podcast to follow along my next voice journey. I'm sharing more behind the scenes reflections on the various Podcast Envy and Creative Impostor interview episodes and more of my personal story, in the hopes that it helps you to realize that you are not alone on this creative path and inspires some idea in your creative life and work.
    You'll be helping to support the show (and me!) in exchange for bonus content. You choose your monthly support level of $3, $9, or $27/month.




    Connect with Andrea Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
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    LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.)

    Show some love for The Creative Impostor!
    I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative.
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    Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.
    When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program.

    Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.

    • 25 min
    Rise from the debris; Kundalini yoga and healing traditions with Mason Pain

    Rise from the debris; Kundalini yoga and healing traditions with Mason Pain

    Episode 128. “Even a true, traditional guru — his only intention would be to introduce you to the teacher that exists within yourself.” ~Mason Pain


    Throughout this entire pandemic (hello, first anniversary!), I’ve grown more keenly aware of my need for: 
    A protective bubble for my mind, a metaphysical helmet if you like, to protect my synapses from the torrent of bad news and keyed-up discourse and… A phrase to describe the practices that contribute to my sense of inner + outer wellbeing – something beyond the retail boon of self-care and… While I’m at it, a true reckoning around those beneficial practices with problematic roots It’s a lot to unpack in a year that has served up more than its share of awakenings.
    Gong resonance sound therapist and yoga teacher Mason Pain has a strategy for calibrating his thoughts and actions around all those weighty issues. He advocates that we all develop more discernment and build intuition into our everyday lives.
    He’s well aware of what a challenge that can be having wrestled with the recent (as well as the long-standing) revelations accusations of disturbing abuse committed by Yogi Bhajan, the now-deceased spiritual head of Kundalini yoga. 
    Oh, self-care, why can’t you just be about delicious cupcakes and cat/cow pose (delicious as well, but in a different way)?!
    I struggled with what to call this episode...
    Slow down, go deeper
    Meet your inner teacher
    Move and breathe
    Protect your mind and your heart
    ...They all apply to both the episode AND the deep healing that any of us could use right now. What do you think? 
    I'd love to hear your response to this conversation with Mason. Email me your thoughts, share your own experiences. You can send a regular old email, or attach a voice memo.
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    Special Music -  "Glass Bass by Frankum & Frankumjay on Freesound.org. Licensed under the Creative Commons.

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    Show some love for The Creative Impostor!
    I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative.
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    Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.
    When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program.

    Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.

    • 53 min

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I’m so happy I stumbled on this show hosted by Andrea. Her and her guests talk about such relevant topics that help so many creatives and creative entrepreneurs. I especially loved her episode on productivity and self-care which helping me to rethink about finding a new group of peers based on this stage of my business.

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Andrea, her guests, and their stories always leave me with both inspiration and serenity. I don’t know how Andrea brings that perfect balance to her show but it’s truly a balm for those days where life and work seem overwhelming or lackluster. I’m especially enjoying her latest episodes focusing on traveling. Loving all the fresh perspectives this show brings!

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