Time for one of those random posts coming directly from my heart filled with inspiration and energy.
Food. Curated. is a video series shoot and produced by one lovely lady in New York by the name of Liza de Guia. I first came across some of her video a while back when I was researching other bakeries for ideas and tips on how to bake better. I came across the video below and I fell in love. I feel in love with the baker, her bakery and her philosophy of baking. The story was told so incredibly well I went on a search for more and more.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago I came across an article on Liza through her Facebook page Food. Curated. The thing about Liza is she is rarely in the videos and is rarely mentioned on her website so there was no way of me knowing much more about her and why she would make all these video until this article.
The article recounted a bit of Liza history and how she came to making these video and I was fascinated. This led me to find a Tedx talk she gave about why she did it all. And this is where I truly feel in love.
For starters she did something I have always, always advocated for and developed her own platform. Her blog, and brand. She didn’t need the help of a network to tell her stories. She then went on to talk about how she produced the video and why, talking about being real, making a connect and trust. It was absolutely exhilarating for me to hear. I really can not explain the feeling. Everything she talked I related to 100% and could take exactly what she was saying and apply it to how I went about producing Yellowknife Street Stories. It was incredible.
Then she said something else. She paused for a second and looked at the crowd and said “there is no one person in this room that wouldn’t fascinate me” and I near cried. I kid you not, everyday and more so when I was actually writing my book and I would recite a quote to myself “everyone is fascinating, everyone has a story.” It plays tribute to the natural feeling of looking around at all the people, regardless of who they might be or how they look, and want to walk up to them and start asking them questions about themselves for no other reason than wanting to learn a little bit about them and to share there story.
One other thing the article on Liza mentioned was a her dream to move from Food. Curated. to Life. Curated. where she and a team tell the stories of everyone. To her I say “I am in!”