Notes from XOXO Festival: Be Brave Misfits

[Note: Not a direct quote, but my rough translation of what was just said during a XOXO Festival talk by the talented Emily Winfield Martin (@MsEmilyApple, emilywinfieldmartin.com). Emily recounted her journey from setting up an Etsy Account to becoming a big-time children’s book author, illustrator published by Random House.]

“When I was studying art as a graduate student, I thought i’d work in a coffee shop (however, we) live in a time when any misfit can make a place for themselves. The alchemy that make you imagination real is an audience…be brave misfits. make your imaginary thing real.”

[I’ll post photos later.]