Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Creativity Facilitator

Creative Rebellion

The Clash of Collaborative Creativity and Capitalism

The Clash of Collaborative Creativity and Capitalism
by Lisa A Kramer
I dream of a society based on barter and mutual support.

I know, I know . . . crazy or too close to socialism or something like that.

But seriously, I wish that we could simply exchange goods or labor, rather than be ruled by this fictitious thing called money. Money is not real. I mean, yes, there is physical money, and at one point it somehow connected to the weight of precious metals. But, its getting more and more unreal, as things like cryptocurrency and the stock market thrive on the idea that imaginary money builds more money.  In some, since money is now mostly associated with plastic cards and apps, some peole don't even know what money looks like.

Money is simply this thing that people (wealthy people in particular) cling too, when it really means nothing.

I admit, I am not an expert when it comes to economics. I don't understand money, and I never will. What I do understand, though, is that in our broken late-capitalist society, money breeds money, and everyone else gets screwed. The exchange of money for true labor (the workers, the artists, the writers, the actors) is never equal to the money exchanged for so-called ownership (the producers, the CEOs, the 1%) of people who don't really understand the work.


10 Reasons to Embrace Your Creativity

10 Reasons to Embrace Your Creativity
by Lisa A Kramer
For some reason, creativity is one of the most misunderstood superpowers that we all have. Yes, its a superpower. If you choose to embrace it, and to strengthen your creative muscles, wonderful things can happen. 

By you, I mean every single one of you. I can hear it now though, many of you are thinking "I'm not creative. I don't have a creative bone in my body."

Those thoughts are born from myths about creativity that come from a society which likes to have control.

How to Start a Creative Rebellion

by Lisa A Kramer
I hear it daily from friends, loved ones, connections on social media--people struggling as they are being pushed back into a "norm" that is far from normal. After over a year of self-reflection, people are leaving their work in droves, partially because of natural trends, but I believe its also because people are starting to realize that there is a brokenness to the society we have built.

It's time for a big change, and it will take a creative rebellion to make that happen.

Defining Creative Rebellion

What do I mean by creative rebellion? It's simple really. Throughout history creative people of all types have played roles in social movements. From painting Black Lives Matter large enough to be seen from space,...