Podcast Show Notes: Ep131: Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design*Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches nearly 2 million readers per day. She has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden, Domino, and Craft magazine. Grace is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, After the Jump. After 12 years in Brooklyn, Grace now lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife, Julia, and their three pets.
Key Conversation Points
- The concept of the “accidental entrepreneur”
- Showcasing the voices of others as a gateway to discovering your own voice
- The role of social media for introvert entrepreneurs
- The lack of diversity in business related literature
- Intersectionality and exposure in the business world
- Giving yourself permission
- Perfectionism and the benefits of mistakes
- The paradox of “work-life balance” from a woman’s perspective
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs | Grace Bonney
“Solitude and Leadership” | William Deresiewicz
Connect with Grace
Grace’s Introvert Island Book Selections
Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs | Julia Turshen
The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1995 | Nikki Giovanni
Any book by Pema Chödrön (I chose “How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind” – seems like a good one for us in-our-heads introverts! ~BB)
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