Grit & Generativity {Helena Price}

Do you have a creative passion you never imagined could pay the bills? Host Maria Molfino introduces us to tech photographer Helena Price. Recently named Silicon Valley’s most wanted photographer, this heroine rekindled a lifelong passion and made it her career. Find out what it takes to make the leap into becoming a full-time creative, and learn some surprising ingredients that can help in the process. Show Notes: -Young Helena: Her background, being perceived as the “smart kid”, and dealing with feelings of isolation. [1:23] -Helena talks about her first exposure to photography and what it was like growing up in a creatively-stifled hometown culture. [6:45] -On college (and skipping class), falling in love with the tech scene, and touring with music bands. [10:57] -Some of the challenges Helena faced and how she survived on her own. [15:58] -What it took to be taken seriously and become a success early in her career. [21:49] -How photography came back into the picture (to stay). [25:59] -From getting her first job to drowning in work offers, plus Helena’s theory on how to make sure everything works out. [30:22] -Grit. Can women learn to have more of it? [34:00] -What she’s working on now: Her first, personal project that’s showing people a side of tech they haven’t seen before. [39:12] -Helena’s amazing advice to women wanting more creative expression in their lives. [43:22] References: Techies by Helena Price: www.techiesproject.com Music: Lucia Lilikoi: lucia.bandcamp.com Find Heroine at: Heroine.fm Twitter.com/heroine.fm Instagram.com/heroine.fm Facebook.com/heroine.fm

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