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There’s a lot of creative hope resting on a ‘fat little girl in Ohio’ right now. Though truth be told, said girl is imaginary — dreamed up by Francis Ford Coppola as a potential future “Mozart” of film and more recently by screenwriter and director Rian Johnson, who tweeted:

To me the great hope is one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to make a summer movie where skyscrapers don’t fall over like dominoes.”

In a heartfelt article on NPR’s Monkey See blog, Linda Holmes writes a letter to said fat little girl in Ohio, offering valuable tips for young, creative oddballs to duke it out and keep creating, no matter what life throws at them.

Many adults could learn from Holmes’ tips, which include doing ‘a lot’, knowing the difference between feedback and criticism, and having a supportive ‘pod’ of like-minded creators around you which, acccording to Holmes, means:

… what you want is for everybody to do well. What’s good for somebody in the pod is good for the whole pod.

It seems like a pod of genius female filmmakers has already begun to form. Hello Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Sophia Coppola and Jenji Kohan. Fat or skinny, who cares? These women are brilliant.

Read Holme’s full article here.

source: NPR

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