We had the good fortune of connecting with Miranda Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miranda, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is essential. One of my favorite quotes is “scared money don’t make money.” This doesn’t just pertain to money but life. The more you are willingly to consciously “risk” for good reason the bigger the reward. I’ve taken risks to travel to India for my yoga teacher training and it was an experience I’ll never forget nor want to change. When it comes to ShaktiSpeaks, there’s always risk in being honest and speaking your truth. People interpret things how they’d like & you run the risk of misunderstandings or assumptions of character without opportunity to clarify.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider ShaktiSpeaks a creative outlet in some ways. I’ve always loved writing and poetry, that is my art. I love photography so I try to find my friends photos that capture what I’m trying to express in words, visually. ShaktiSpeaks has evolved over the years but I really got serious about 3 months ago and poured thought into what I wanted it to look like. It’s manifested into a hub where you can learn about yourself as a woman, sexually, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and energetically. As well as connect with likeminded people.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to break bread with my community, friends and family. So, my go to would be some local speakeasy’s in Austin. Some of my favorites to start the night off Here Nor There, Firehouse Hostel, perhaps Midnight Cowboy. Then we would get some dinner at Aba.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to shoutout my friend, Sahar, who inspired me and helped me create the ShaktiSpeaks community. Without her, there would be no ShaktiSpeaks.