Being that the oscars were on last night in LaLa Land,
I thought we’d take an inspirational quote from
the night’s big winner:
“There should be more women directing;
I think there’s just not the awareness that it’s really possible.”
“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies,
I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons:
I can’t change my gender,
and I refuse to stop making movies.”
– Kathryn Bigelow, Movie Director
Last night in LA, Kathyrn Bigelow became, believe it or not, the first woman
to ever win an Oscar for Best Director.
(There were only previously 3 female nominees in this category).
On the night, she beat the odds with her movie ‘The Hurt Locker’, to
triumph over her main competition, ‘Avatar’, the $2 Billion office
box sensation (ironically directed by her ex-husband James Cameron).
‘The Hurt Locker’ won several oscars including Best Film despite being
made on a small budget by an independent production team.
While her achievement will no doubt inspire more women all over the world
to greater things, I also believe there is inspiration for everyone in her story.
She stuck with what she loved doing and has real passion for,
despite many obstacles. She refused to accept ‘current limitations’
with her chosen career. She just kept going with her work regardless
of what others say because she loves it.
She ignores the obstacles in her way and finds a way around them.
What obstacles are in your way right now, that you could just decide
you’re going to find a way around them? (i.e. do whatever it takes)
Food for thought…
Have a great week,