Hello everyone! Welcome back to BirthMay 2022! Today’s post is the last installment of my Casually Creative series, this one focusing on how to support other creatives!
In case you’re new, every May I blog every day and call it BirthMay! Why? Because it’s my birth month and I’m super extra.
Casually Creative: Support Creatives
The creatives of the world can be a really supportive and inspirational bunch, so I figured it was a great idea to share tips on how to support other creatives as well for this series.
I feel like, being a female Latina creative, I should start with a suggestion to support a diverse set of creators. (If anyone is annoyed by this suggestion, zip it because I don’t wanna hear it.) When I’m on social media platforms I purposefully try to make sure I’m searching for diverse content creators. For example, I love researching and learning about personal finance. I specifically look for female and/or people of color content creators in that space, because it is so traditionally white and male. A lot of spaces, like the beauty community on social media, can already be female dominated so I try to support people of color when I see them.
If it’s a possibility, I try to also support small businesses, particularly if they are female-owned or minority-owned. A lot of small businesses are created by creatives who offer cool, unique items so it’s absolutely worth considering! TikTok is a great place to find these, but if you’re not a fan of online shopping like I am, I find that local markets/fairs/shows/etc. can be great places to find these if you’re not in a large city with tons more options. Also, word of mouth and local Facebook groups can be a great way to find these too.
Another great way to support creatives is to show up to their events or give them platforms at your own events! There are a ton of opportunities to support local artists, authors, musicians, etc. no matter where you are. I would highly recommend doing what you can and going to what you can for that. My local library invites creatives from time to time to talk about their work, and I love going to those. Also, if you have your own events, it’s a great way to help support creatives. I attended a virtual event called Growth Week last year (my post on my experience with the event is linked there!) and I loved that the hosts did an amazing job inviting a diverse set of creatives. I’m talking diverse races, genders, but also creative forms. They were public speakers, content creators, business owners, artists, and so much more. I loved it!
Basically, my advice is show up! Show up to a creator’s events, shops, social media pages, and wherever else they need you! (Within reason of course, no need to be a stalker either.) For me, I love getting comments on my posts and that’s often the only place I look for feedback too. I do appreciate the lovely comments I get and appreciate the support!
That’s a wrap for the Casually Creative series! I hope these posts helped someone out!
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