Black Women + Creativity Interview #2 with Joyy Norris

The Black Women and Creativity interview series is focused on inspiring Black women to tap into their creativity capacity. Our intention is to talk to one hundred Black women, from all walks of life, to share their advice on creativity by answering the two simple questions.

Our next interview is with Joyy Norris. I have known Joyy for over a decade and she is the definition of #BlackGirlMagic. Joyy Norris is a Chicago born and reared photographer, filmmaker, writer and producer with a mind for storytelling across platforms. She works in documentary, podcasting, film curation and programming and freelance writing. Learn more about her work over at and on Twitter and IG.

Read on for some of Joyy’s insight about the creative process.

What does it mean to be creative?

Joyy: Being creative is being able to use your natural born gifts to create original ideas and bring them into manifestation.

What advice/wisdom/encouragement/insight would you give to Black women about navigating their own creative process?

Joyy: Spend as much time as possible getting to know your creative triggers so you can intentionally activate them and work to sustain your creative flow. Also, invest in yourself, through workshops, walks in nature, engaging with art other than yours, solo time, saving toward financially liberating goal, etc. to build your reservoir of knowledge and capital to grow your creativity and creative endeavors.

Thank you for blessing us with your wisdom Joyy! Like, share, and comment about this week’s interview!

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