Ioana Friedman

Founder & Executive Producer
The Daring Media
   
Episode 18: Be Kind For Real
Location: South Orange, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Biography: Ioana Friedman was born in Bucharest, Romania, and came to the U.S. as a refugee at twelve years old. She earned a BFA in Media Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. For many years, Ioana worked as a Design Director and led digital creative... read on
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Episode 18: Be Kind For Real
the daring media
Mar 31, 2020
Location: New York City
“I don’t think there’s an ultimate truth. There’s no right formula for this life. I think there will always be villains, and psychopaths, and sages in the world. There will always be people who read and learn from books and people who learn from working the land. It’s the same thing in the end.” —Daniela Groza

Welcome to an in-depth talk with multi-media artist Daniela Groza. She is a photographer, writer, performance artist, cook, and more. You might know her from Be Kind for Real, her centerpiece project that fosters kindness and acceptance through art. She speaks about how this project came to be, how it’s evolved, and how she’s changed with it.

In this crazy, strange time, let’s talk about creativity. How might we access it? How might we use our creative juices to feed back into the communities and causes we care about? What are some of the tensions we’re experiencing?

You will hear all about Daniela’s adventures driving Uber to take nurses to work, all the while trying to keep herself and her home safe from the Coronavirus. Masks, plastic gloves, and hand sanitizer are a rarity. As of last week, she was still on the road with her camera, documenting empty streets and taking notes about her passengers. Amongst all this, Daniela embodies a down to earth humor that completely disarms you and pulls you in. She’s an incredible storyteller, and this conversation is no exception.

Inside the Episode

Find Daniela Groza at https://danielagroza.com/ and  https://www.instagram.com/bekindforreal/
Our theme music is by Ben Tyree, and he tweets at https://twitter.com/BenTyree
Follow Blissfully Aware host Ioana Friedman at https://twitter.com/IoanaFriedman
I want to hear your feedback. Send it to info@thedaring.co

Blissfully Aware is the first podcast series from The Daring. We help organizations of all shapes and sizes cultivate audience affinity through creative strategy, design, and storytelling. Looking for some creative help with your transformation? Visit https://www.thedaring.co

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