Today’s chat with Pragya was just so inspiring. She is an academic, a writer, an artist, a mother and a feminist, and has just been named as 1 of 100 women in social enterprise.
Today’s chat with Pragya was just so inspiring. She is an academic, a writer, an artist, a mother and a feminist, and has just been named as 1 of 100 women in social enterprise. There was so much I could’ve asked her about but today’s chat focuses on what she has done to make her businesses more environmentally friendly, what it means to be creative, being a multi-passionate creative, advocating for mental health through her business and sharing her own personal experience, and running a business based on strong core values.
I suffer from social anxiety at times but I do a lot of talking. I think it’s about part of me trying to be resilient but saying honestly that not everybody you see out there is the “strongest” person or different from you.
– Pragya Agarwal
Some of the things we talked about:
- Moving from academia to starting a social enterprise
- Making your business more eco-friendly & using vegan art materials
- Being an advocate for mental health
- The idea that everyone is creative, and the importance of taking a “creative pause”
- Encouraging creativity in children (and learning from them)
- Building a business on key core values
- Balancing multiple passions and businesses, evolving, and describing what you do
Links from this episode:
- Pragya's businesses: Hedge & Hog Prints and the Art Tiffin
- Pragya's Instagram and Twitter
- Pragya's Tedx Talk: How to Develop a Creative Habit
- The Women in Social Enterprise List
- Pragya's article: How To Create A Business That Does Good With A Social Enterprise
I realised as parents we are really keen to develop that creativity in our children, but they also want to see role models, and they want to see us enjoying our creative pursuits as well
– Pragya Agarwal
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