For members of historically marginalized communities, there often is an incredible amount of pressure on those who are identified as possessing a lot of potential. They’ve done all of the right things, worked hard in school, earned multiple degrees and fulfilled a dream by securing a prestigious job perhaps as a doctor, lawyer or engineer. Yet, whose dream are they fulfilling? Knowing that so few of their peers would have an opportunity like this, do they stay in that job because of the sense of guilt they feel? In this episode, I had a riveting conversation with LaNora Williams-Clark, a creative entrepreneur who became a lawyer because a teacher planted the seed during her youth. While thriving at her law firm, she wasn’t happy and it literally took a cataclysmic event to convince her to walk away and seek clarity about her true passion which led her to unlocking her inner muse.
Under the guidance of her late mentor and Constitutional Law professor, “The Father of Critical Race Theory” Derrick Bell, LaNora left the practice of law to start Muse Creative Arts Agency LLC where she supports the efforts of various writers and creators using film and theatre to tell important stories. She also has her own production company, MCa2 Productions, where she published her first book “Becoming The Muse” and is currently working on a children’s book series for adults based on the animated character “Lioness Muse.”
I invite you to join our conversation as LaNora and I discuss:
- Significant moments
- Serena and Venus Williams
- Being brave
- South Central LA
- Planting the seed
- Black male teachers
- Being bussed
- Being seen
- Derrick Bell
- The Muse
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This podcast is hosted by Angela Taylor. Angela Taylor is an equity & inclusion strategist, executive coach, motivational speaker, podcaster, TV Analyst and entrepreneur! She is the co-founder of The DIGNITAS Agency, Principal of Tindall Avenue Coaching and Owner & Chief Indulge Officer of Indulge Boise which is a culinary and cultural experience brand that is the #1 Rated Food Tour in Boise.
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