Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous - Stories of Raw Valor, Inspired Entrepreneurship, and Exposed Ambition
About This Show
A podcast and community for creatives looking for an extra dose of bravery to get out there and do what they're called to do. Together we expose the threads of heroism behind the stories and people we love most.
Singer/songwriter, teaching artist, and creative entrepreneur, Emily Ann Peterson, hosts guests who have stories of brave battles, creative solutions, courageous failures, dream-crushing constraints, knee-knocking fears, and innovative genius. Every week features the authors, musicians, artists, business owners, and other professionals who courageously pour themselves into their work.
Every guest will flaunt the obstacles battled and the bravery required for their quiet victories and loud failures. Every episode holds conversations that unclothe the fears befriended (or banished) along our stories of bravery, quiet heroism, and all-out gutsy-ness. Some episodes will open the (sometimes) Pandora's box of constraints and dream-crushing realities.
Perhaps by listening to others search for and find their bravery, we will all find our own. For that is what we need most: to know we are not alone.
Most Recent Episode
072: The Audacious Luxury of Ego and Being Bald with Ann Rousseau
Before we get into today's show, if you are listening to this episode on the Tuesday that it first goes live, then there is still time to jump in on a last minute masterclass I'm teaching on the subject of How to Use Your Fear and Get What you Want. It's free, hosted online, and there will be a replay available for those who signed up on the class list. You can go to emilyannpeterson.com/workshops to get yourself on the list. I'm launching The School of Advanced Bravery soon and this class is just a sampling of what is in store for all of you. Everyone who is on my email list and or who attends the class will get an exclusive invitation and information. but of course, we'll also spend loads of time diving into the process of how you can use your fear to get what you want. If you've ever found yourself with a death grip on resisting change, then this is the class for you. If you are listening to this after the masterclass, then head on over to emilyannpeterson.com/join so you can join my email list and catch the next invitations for free masterclasses coming up. Okay! Let's get on into it today, shall we? Filmmaker and yoga teacher Ann Hedly Rousseau is with us today! She is a mother, wife, dancer, yoga student and instructor, gardener, and lover of life who happens to have alopecia. Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disease that causes hair loss and currently has no cure (besides acceptance - that's a kind of cure!) Ann recently finished her film Mop Cap: An Alopecia Story which lays out her latest hair loss journey. It was so fascinating to hear Ann work through some of these questions about identity, ego, compensation, and image. I knew I had to have her on the Bare Naked Bravery podcast and I'm so glad it worked out. Today we dive a little deeper into the audacious luxury of hair and being bald. We talk about the ways we show up in the world with or without our egos. We discussed the favoritism of ideal beauty and how the rest of us choose to compensate. Ann holds a BFA in dance and choreography and had a career as a modern dancer in NYC before she moved to Appleton, Maine in 2001. Ann became an RYT in 2000 and has been teaching yoga for 19 years. Ann is fascinated by personal stories, this is partly what makes her such a great fit for the Bare Naked Bravery community. I know that telling her own story through her documentary "Mop Cap: An Alopecia Story" has been enormously healing and I ca
Rated 5 out of
Bare and Raw and Real World
Emily Ann has produced something unique here. This is a great podcast and each episode provides a chance to learn some amazing lessons based upon the struggles and successes of others. This is golden.
Date published: 2016-10-28