Investing in Your Creativity | Lena Danya | TEDxWhitneyHigh

“When I grow up, I want to be an artist.” In today’s society, childhood wishes to enter a career in the arts are all too often met with a resounding negative. In her TEDx Talk, Lena Danya describes how she built a career as a successful artist and why it is so important to invest in creativity.

From a very early age, Lena Danya was influenced by passionate, creative individuals including her mother, a fashion designer, her aunt, a musician, and her grandmother, a singer and dancer. She can’t recall a specific point in her life when she turned to art; her family tells her she’s been doodling since she learned how hold a pencil. To her, it’s an almost meditative process that fills her with life and happiness. Sharing her work keeps her motivated, so in 2010, Lena started her own Youtube channel. Over time, her channel grew exponentially in subscribers and views and continues to expand daily. She’s collaborated with talented individuals and attended several gatherings where she’s had the pleasure of meeting some of her 100,000 subscribers. She is constantly learning and doing her best to grow.

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