22. Leah Murphy: Pirates of the Caribbean & Gender In the Creative Industry

Leah Murphy currently serves as a video editor at Life Teen International. She has six years of experience in leadership positions including campus ministry, TV station management. She has also successfully avoided ever seeing a Star Wars movie, which is as we all know… a huge shame.

In this interview with Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Leah talks about her creative genesis as an artist, and her transition from youth group teen to professional artist. Also, as a woman who has studied Theology of the Body and who has worked for years in the creative industry that is largely populated by men, Leah has a perspective on gender that is particularly thought provoking. They get into her background and the origins of her creativity, but when they begin to talk about power and gender later in the podcast the conversation goes to a very different level.

See her work here: http://lifeteen.com/cym/resources/videos/

Before we get into that- announcements.
We’ve got a lot going on as an organization right now. On Saturday the 10th of December, we are doing a small meetup in downtown Dallas- exactly one year from the meetup that we did last year, in which we fixed ugly bulletins. You can learn more about that meetup here: http://www.catholiccreatives.org/dallasmeetup/

This year, we are tackling the problem of problems. The real enchilada, as it were. The Vatican Website. Why.
If you are in driving range of Dallas Tx, print out a page of the website that you particularly loathe, and bring that to the meetup.

Finally, invites for the Summit in March are away, and tickets are moving quickly. We only have about 25 or so left, and we will sell out. So if you have been invited, get your spot. If you haven’t been invited and you feel like you should be, hit us up. We also have some volunteer opportunities if you are interested in coming but you don’t have the means. Let us know.