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Awesome People
My Goal is to Change the way Art is Sold and Experienced.
 

Hello and welcome to Awesome People, I'm Lisa Heinricks your host and creator. I’m an artist, entrepreneur and an extremely curious individual. I’ve been an artist my whole life! The entrepreneur part came later. I think I was born curious…..

When I was 6 yrs old I remember asking my dad why there were so many more male singers than female singers. Just for clarity it was 1976….he gave me the deer in the headlights look….and then said “men had stronger vocal cords.” Blink blink...Ok….what about Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Cher….

My path was set!

I didn’t like that answer and as a 6 yr old I didn’t know why, but it set me up to question everything ever since. I’m quite tenacious so I almost always find the answer to the burning questions in my head. What I know is that I don’t want to live the way I was told I should and I don't have to! You're such a pretty girl this dress will look beautiful on you….no you can’t play hockey…..of course you will change your name when you get married! Well I freaked out until my mom stopped putting me in dresses, I played hockey in my figure skates and I never changed my name when I got married!

 
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A few years ago I had a midlife crisis…

I was middle aged, ( although I’ve heard 50 is the new 30 )  newly single, my mom, stepdad and cat had just passed….I was so heartbroken I couldn't paint...my art career was tanking….I was broke....not to mention broken. 

But I had something that has always saved me...tenacity and curiosity….I kept asking why? Like a skipping record…..why..why..why..

I grew up when the phone was attached to the wall! Life was at a much slower pace back then...Today, it’s hard to get a moment to breathe…..Twitter, Facebook, texting, emailing, insta-phone…...it’s almost too much!!

But it’s also AWESOME!!

I basically have the world in the palm of my hand….if I need a pick me up...BAM... Youtube saves the day! If I need help...“I need a support group” or “how do I set up email on my iPhone?” or even "what can I make for dinner with these ingredients in the house?" BAM...Google saves the day!

I can do anything!!! And so I did...I changed my life!

 
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The one thing Google can’t answer...

Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? Can or will I make a difference? 

I’ve seen incredible change in the last 45 years…..50 is the new 30, I’m in charge of my destiny, Women are slowly getting the recognition they deserve and no one, I mean no one has to feel alone!

  • I interview people because I believe we can change the world. When we share our story we create connection understanding and acceptance and this makes the world a better place. 
  • I paint because if I don't I get grumpy….it’s genetic.
  • I’m making a colouring book about Amazing Women because it feels sad to know my father struggled with something he shouldn't have struggled with. I will change this struggle one crayon at a time!
  • I came up with Captain Awesome for 2 reasons…..I want a superhero for young girls (and myself) that is a Superhero not a sex object. I also recognized (better late than never) that I need to be the Captain of my destiny. Because believe me, if you're not in charge of your life...someone else is…..

I know I’m not the only person who has deeply struggled. I know I’m not the only person who wants to see girls grow up without the struggles of our generation. I know I can live a life full of meaning and purpose without losing myself. I know I'm not the only person who feels this way and I know we can make a difference.

Awesome People is my Mission. To learn and grow and be the best version of myself I can be, to offer art that is accessible to everyone and to build a community that supports this.

Life is too short for anything less than Awesome!!

 
We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
— Malala Yousafzai
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