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Daily Inspiration: Meet Winston Wilson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Winston Wilson.

Hi Winston, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I’m a writer, public speaker, and arts advocate. My life is one of fun, learning, and personal growth. I’m originally from Jamaica and grew up in New York. I came to Atlanta in my beat up jeep right before Olympics and have been here ever since. I’ve dealt with family alcoholism, abuse, and lately my personal battle with multiple sclerosis. I’ve been told that I have this altruistic view of people. I believe in every single person, period. I think we all have so much to offer and it’s our opportunity to show it. . I lead a podcast called the “Creativity Cocktail, the podcast for all creatives.”. I created this because family and friends passed and we found about their passion after they were gone. Their personal creativity was hidden and that resonated with me. In this podcast and our organization (Rising Tides Charity) that is our founding principle. I’ve had people see me as a business person and that’s not innate spirit, despite my education. My excitement and zeal explodes when I talk about our creative life. I believe when we tap into our creativity we get closer to our spirit. My journey may be similar to others, but I know what we do to honor and promote creative artists is truly a blessing. I’m thankful to all the friends, family, and those yet to become friends for the support on my life’s journey. There is so much for all of us to do in this life. Our brain gives us a signal every day. It tells us to get up, get going, and love along the way.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I have had to encounter discrimination for my stage plays. I’ve had plays in which venues told me it didn’t fit. I have had to battle my disease (multiple sclerosis) and the daily pain that I feel. I’ve had to learn to create music, build stages, edit video, and cast my work.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m the most proud of a stage play that I produced a couple of years ago (Super Loser). I wrote, produced, directed, a play a couple of years ago. What I learned from this was my own personal capacity and what I can complete and what shouldn’t be completed. I’m also proud of “Creativity Cocktail, the podcast for all creatives.”. We have had an opportunity to share this worldwide and complete over one hundred episodes. It’s on Apple, Spotify, and most platforms.

Any big plans?
My play that I had a reading for “Jet Blacks” last year will be produced in the future. We had a reading for it in the past and people from all over the country responded positively. This has given us the energy to get it on the stage. I will be having a reading of my latest play in the next couple of months. Our podcast will be developing a mission trip to help creatives in places that we can share how to act, write, speak and many our creative passions. We will also be premiering a documentary on the podcast journey and I’m totally excited about sharing it with the world.

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