Dannie Lynn Fountain: To Pursue Your Passion, First Let Go Of How Others Define You

Creating Espacios is back after a (sort of) long hiatus and there was no sweeter way to kickstart a new batch of episodes than with the one and only, Dannie Lynn Fountain. Dannie is a force to be reckoned with at Google, on Instagram, pretty much in life, and I’m thankful for the time we got to spend talking about identity.

You’ll learn more through the episode about how Dannie self-identifies and the layered relationship that comes with understanding who you are, but what I hope you take from our conversation is that no matter your descriptors your identity and your self-worth is anchored in who you choose to show up as, day in and day out.

Dive into Creating Espacios new episode to learn more about how she’s navigated her Latinidad, how she’s taking the marketing world by storm, and how to cultivate the kind of supportive community around you that celebrates your dedication to your work, instead of viewing it as a negative.

Listen to Dannie’s episode on iTunes, SpotifyStitcher and TuneIn here. (Produced by Jorge Estrada)

 

NOTABLE LINKS

Dannie Lynn Fountain's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannielynnfountain/

Vivian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivnunez/

NOTABLE QUOTES

“Every single person has an opinion, I have to have a one way membrane around me only allowing in the opinions that are productive” 

“When you stop accepting every single opinion as fact, you can start letting go of the shame”

“They have passed a judgment on that microsecond interaction and they don’t know the full picture. it’s not my responsibility to explain to them the full picture.”

“There are some days I’m unafraid to claim who I am. Then there are other days, by the time 10am is, I’ve been so chipped away that honestly I don’t have the strength to keep coming out” 

Vivian Nunez