Kate Beaton: How Home Shapes Our Imagination
Kate Beaton, New York Times Bestselling author and winner of Canada Reads 2023, chats with Alyssa and Kailea. They talk about the pull of heartache and success in relation to home, how our environment shapes the dreams we dream, and what makes her feel the most like herself.
In this episode they discuss:
The messiness of the human experience and how her graphic novel Ducks so accurately and uniquely captured the emotional complexity of it. How, for her, even in the worst situations, there will be moments of fondness. What influences do we need to dream big and how does our environment shape how ‘stretchy’ our imaginations become?How growing up in a small town on the east coast of Canada shaped her idea of success, and how the local economy and export of labour gave her the impression she had to leave to succeed financially.Being young and believing the people who tell you that you are powerless.How for her, home is where you like yourself best. Success and what that means to her.Hometown support and how impactful it has been for her.
This conversation is honest and interesting. It will leave you thinking about how you have come to dream what you dream, and where you feel most at home.
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