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My guest this week is the popular Instagram poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols. She has created her life’s work around the stories of others.
In 2017, Morgan started a project where she invites people to submit their stories to her website. From there, she creates art as a response to their stories and sends it to them before sharing the work publicly. All stories and names are kept private.
The fruit of this project is shared daily around social media, in publications, and various creative collaborations and installations.
A lot of what I share comes from that place of me trying to nurture how I’ve been uniquely created amidst all of those inner critics.
Lean into those simple things that end up being empowering.
If you’re feeling frustrated and low self worth, go and respond to someone and just say thank you.
We get to these points in our life where we suddenly become aware that, oh wait, I have options. There’s a way I can choose to look at this.
Popular Instagram poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols has created her life’s work around the stories of others. Morgan’s popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) has garnered a loyal online community of over two million, and she is the author of “All Along You Were Blooming”, a book of poems and art she created in response to the personal stories submitted by her friends and followers. She also hosts a podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show, where she shares daily reflections on finding meaning and peace in life and work. Morgan has also performed as a vocalist on several GRAMMY-nominated projects and written for various artists, including a Billboard #1 single performed by her sister, Jamie-Grace. Morgan’s iconic Instagram art has inspired millions and landed her brand partnerships with Anthropologie, Coach, Adobe, Vogue Singapore, Aerie, Target, Starbucks, Kind Bar, GAP, Splendid, John Paul Mitchell, and more. Morgan is often on the road creating, teaching, and performing, in hopes of spreading her unique inspirational message and inviting others into her creative process. Morgan currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and son. Her latest book, Peace is a Practice: An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life, will be available nationwide February 15, 2022.
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