Twenty-four year old Emawati is doing something that women in her Indonesian community aren’t usually able to do--follow her creative ambition. In her own words, “I want to become a successful woman, inside and outside of the family.”
Finding herself uninspired at her HR job, 31-year-old Azure Antoinette from Los Angeles, knew that there had to be more to life. So, when she witnessed a spoken word performance on TV, the poet’s words did more than move her – they awakened Azure’s life-long passion for writing. The next day, she quit her job to pursue a life of creative writing.