Creativity Found: finding creativity later in life

Ella Orr – starting from scratch

August 07, 2022 Claire Waite Brown/Ella Orr Episode 54
Ella Orr – starting from scratch
Creativity Found: finding creativity later in life
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Creativity Found: finding creativity later in life
Ella Orr – starting from scratch
Aug 07, 2022 Episode 54
Claire Waite Brown/Ella Orr

Ella Orr’s parents came to the UK from Mauritius in the 1960s and, understandably, they wanted Ella to do well academically. But they also wanted her and her sister to have a wider outlook and sent them to dancing and music lessons, which Ella loved, so much so that she choose to do a creative arts degree.
But once thoughts turned to earning a living, musical theatre didn’t seem like a lucrative or sensible path, so Ella was encouraged to go into teaching.
More than a decade into her primary education career, Ella found that constant inspections, lack of self-worth and pressures on the children were causing her mental health struggles and she realized that she needed to make a change. She was able to revisit her theatre skills when she worked in drug education for a charity. 
A few decades later Ella’s mother passed away and, inspired by her mum's zest for life, Ella signed on to a course in social media marketing, as one of the oldest students on the course. Little did she know that in doing so she would learn as much about herself as about the topic itself.

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Researched, edited and produced by Claire Waite Brown
Music: Day Trips by Ketsa Undercover / Ketsa Creative Commons License Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips
Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk
Photo: Ella Pallet

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Ella Orr’s parents came to the UK from Mauritius in the 1960s and, understandably, they wanted Ella to do well academically. But they also wanted her and her sister to have a wider outlook and sent them to dancing and music lessons, which Ella loved, so much so that she choose to do a creative arts degree.
But once thoughts turned to earning a living, musical theatre didn’t seem like a lucrative or sensible path, so Ella was encouraged to go into teaching.
More than a decade into her primary education career, Ella found that constant inspections, lack of self-worth and pressures on the children were causing her mental health struggles and she realized that she needed to make a change. She was able to revisit her theatre skills when she worked in drug education for a charity. 
A few decades later Ella’s mother passed away and, inspired by her mum's zest for life, Ella signed on to a course in social media marketing, as one of the oldest students on the course. Little did she know that in doing so she would learn as much about herself as about the topic itself.

CreativityFound.co.uk
Instagram: @creativityfoundpodcast
Facebook: @creativityfoundpodcast and Creativity Found group
YouTube @creativityfoundpodcast
Pinterest: @creativityfound
Twitter: @creativityfoun

Researched, edited and produced by Claire Waite Brown
Music: Day Trips by Ketsa Undercover / Ketsa Creative Commons License Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips
Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk
Photo: Ella Pallet

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Click here to book a 1-to-1 online chat with me to understand more about the Creativity Found Collective, the promotional and networking membership for creative small businesses.

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