Featured in today’s ‘Folks for a World that Works’ interview is Evelyne Brink, who follows on from Carl Munson, OurNet’s Town Crier and Community Builder.
An internationally-renowned ‘Madonna Impersonatrix’ in a past life, Evelyne describes herself as “rocket fuel for creative leaders” as well as an author and “walking musical”. She’s also a mother, coach, and explorer of authenticity, success and the “BS in between”!
OurNet: Thank you for taking part in the #ffawtw interview Evelyne, what’s your big passion?
Evelyne: I am a stand for following what makes us come alive, even when we are told we can’t, shouldn’t, or simply pee our pants. I am a fierce agent of the creative heart. My passion is authentic and humorous expression – getting what’s in there, out there.
I practice this for myself, and I work with others to find their unique voice in the world and their businesses. Many people die with their music still inside them. Not on my watch.
OurNet: What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
Evelyne: A world that works values and honours the ‘creative class’, nurtures our human superpower – the ability to create in the world – and allows space and frameworks for us to develop serene creativity. I want to see a world where artists are not the strange ones at the border of society, only heard when famous – but an active, valued founding pillar of a healthy community.
A world that works honours women and their way of operating in the world without crushing their spirits into trying to be superheroes by day, and receptive sexy seductresses by night, forever trapped in the dysfunctional patriarchy.
A world that works honours us as the gods and goddesses of our world, and cultivates respect and time for one another. A world that works has safe bicycle lanes and clean air, sunshine and rainbows and I’d ride a unicorn. Erm… what I mean is… on a unicorn. Obviously. Seriously.
OurNet: What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
Evelyne: I’m on it mate, are you? I think the obvious obstacle is the high survival threshold. Just making enough to live in London for example takes up most of our time/energy resources so there is little space for people/life/rebellion/world reinvention.
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