When was the last time you wrote a letter? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks about the power of creativity and our inner muse with Melanie Knight, a human being who is passionate about human connection and spreading safe spaces around the world for people to be creative and social in subtle and playful ways. Melanie is reviving the lost art of letter writing through two big projects - Dead Letter Club and The Library of Letters.
This Week We Explore:
Why her creative letter writing movement has been one of her most life-changing projects
How her latest project, The Library of Letters, is promoting empathy, wellbeing and human connection
The difficult moment in Melanie's life that inspired her to embark on this journey
Her concerns about technology's impact on creativity, anxiety, and human connection in the real world
Have you stopped to consider who might be falling through the cracks of COVID-19? Penny Locaso joins Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Leader Abiola Ajetomobi as she shares the effect of COVID-19 on those seeking asylum.
To celebrate Mother's Day and share a story that has already inspired 8,000+ people on LinkedIn, I decided to invite my amazing Mum, Sandra Reed, onto the Human First podcast couch. Since COVID-19 hit I have been committed to sharing stories that uplift and encourage a little more joy into our days. This week is no exception.
How important is creativity and it's expression to humans? This week Penny Locaso is joined by Actor, Singer & Producer Blake Bowden. Blake shares the effect of COVID-19 on the arts industry and the unconsidered implications for a workforce that is casual in nature.