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Naomi Winston: Founder of Creative Representation Empire on the Power of Authentic Storytelling S9E19

Naomi Winston: Founder of Creative Representation Empire on the Power of Authentic Storytelling

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In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Naomi Winston, founder and CEO of the Creative Representation Empire. They discuss Naomi's journey in creating coloring books that promote representation for Black and Brown communities, the importance of authenticity in storytelling, and the impact of her work on individuals and communities. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“š

Episode Highlights:

  • Naomi introduces herself and shares the mission behind the Creative Representation Empire. [00:01:05]  ๐ŸŒŸ
  • Naomi discusses her passion for writing and how it connects to her father's dream of becoming a writer. [00:04:05] โœ๏ธ
  • The inspiration behind Naomi's first book and her motivation to start a publishing company. [00:05:09] ๐Ÿ’ก
  • The impact of Naomi's HBCU experience on her approach to creativity and entrepreneurship. [00:09:17] ๐ŸŽ“
  • Rob and Naomi discuss the challenges and triumphs of being a young publisher and entrepreneur. [00:13:36] ๐Ÿ’ผ
  • Naomi shares the lie she often tells herself and her journey towards finding balance and authenticity. [00:23:59] ๐Ÿ”„
  • The impact of Naomi's coloring books on individuals and communities, including stories of parents using the books to discuss race with their children. [00:35:36] ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
  • Naomi talks about problem-solving in her creative process and the importance of optimizing her workflow. [00:39:52] ๐Ÿ”

Key Takeaways:

  • Naomi's coloring books provide representation and promote cultural curiosity for Black and Brown communities. ๐ŸŒ
  • Authentic storytelling is essential for creating mirrors of representation and fostering empathy and understanding. ๐Ÿ’ฌ
  • Rest and self-care are crucial for success and should not be sacrificed in the pursuit of goals. ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Building a successful company requires optimizing processes and finding a balance between work and personal life. โš–๏ธ

Visit the Creative Representation Empire website to explore Naomi's coloring books and support her mission of promoting representation and cultural curiosity. ๐ŸŒ

Social Media Links:
Instagram: naomi.winston33
LinkedIn: Naomi Winston
YouTube: NW Immortalized

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Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Rob Lee
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The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Naomi Winston
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Creating a more inclusive world one page, one book, and one youth at a time ๐Ÿ“š


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