Alisha Sommer is a California Bay Area freelance writer, photographer, visionary. She has a gift for holding sacred space, deep listening, and seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Alisha has founded and edited a print literary journal (Blackberry: a magazine), published personal essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of online and print publications, ghostwritten, and taught at Squam Art Workshops. Currently, you'll find her co-hosting creative gatherings in Sonoma, CA like the Fever Dreams Collective Retreat, and co-facilitating the online writing workshop Liberated Lines. Oh. She also slings wine.
In this episode:
- Internet culture, being vulnerable with our story and image
- Smart phones as tools for staying connected to creativity
- Relating to one another through daily rituals
- Finding beauty in what’s dead, overlooked, ordinary
- Racial and gender disparities within the wine industry
- Redefining success and creativity
Also mentioned: Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna in PBS documentary “Vintage: Napa Valley 2012”. Hospitality activist Ashtin Berry @thecollectress. Poet Marie Howe on On Being podcast. The Book of Delights by Ross Gay.
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