Words Can Take You Anywhere with Arianna Davis

Words contain the power to transport you anywhere. No matter who you are and where you are in the universe, reading a story can trigger our imagination and lead to growth.

Today's guest, Arianna Davis gravitated towards books and stories from a young age, setting the stage for a career that has, in a relatively short time, traversed the media landscape from Oprah Magazine to her current role as Editorial Director of the TODAY Show. Arianna's love for books created a deep sense of empathy and a keen eye for story.

Arianna recently released her book, What Would Frida Do? The book is a unique lens on the life of legendary artist Frida Kahlo.

Looking at Frida Kahlo's life as a masterpiece distinct from any single piece of art she created begs the question, "how can we create a masterpiece of our own lives?" This is the concept to keep at the top of mind as you press play and dive into the show.

Other highlights from the episode:

  • Embracing both sides of a mixed cultural background

  • Why it's important to talk openly about race and culture

  • Story of getting foot in the door in the magazine world

  • Difficulty prioritizing your career and work/life balance

  • The reality of the challenges involved in working with a big brand like the Today show or Oprah

Enjoy!

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