Marisa Crane

:: LOCATION

San Diego, California, USA

:: MEDIUM

Writing

:: IDENTIFIES AS

Writer or author, I don’t like to say poet because I don’t want to limit myself. Female. Gay.

As a womxn, why is it important to create?

I think for so long women were the muses for men in order to create. And they were kind of silenced in that manner in that they were the means that men used. I think it’s important to show that we’re not just an inspiration for someone else’s art – that we have our own thoughts and feelings and challenges and world views. As opposed to being this single-faceted person.

What has been your proudest moment as a creative?

I hate my first poetry book. But I also think it’s really normal to hate anything you’ve written more than a week ago. Usually in the present moment I think something’s good and then later on, usually upon reflection, I’m not super proud of it. I think i’m always evolving so there’s a really short window in which I create something  I really enjoy.

What is the space you like to create in?

I sit at my kitchen table with a record player playing, and my typewriter somewhere in close proximity on the table. My laptop is there too, although I don’t necessarily write much on my laptop – I prefer to handwrite things or use my typewriter.

Who or what inspires you?

The struggle of anything. Love, life, my own values, other people’s values, observations. I think the differences between myself and other people – I guess it all comes from the same place of understanding and wanting to understand and forcing myself to see things from  other people’s perspectives.

Your daily posts inspire us to be more fearless and write down the world as we experience it. Thank you Marisa for sharing your heart, and we can’t wait to see what happens with your non-profit – FLY Publishing.