Leading Change & Flipping The Script with Crystal Mahey-Morgan

Leading Change & Flipping The Script with Crystal Mahey-Morg...

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“I’ve always had a desire to see what isn’t being represented and to change that somehow. And often, what isn’t being represented is me, whether that’s being a woman, working-class, being British-Asian” - Crystal Mahey-MorganAbout Crystal Mahey-MorganCrystal Mahey-Morgan is founder of OWN IT!, a publishing house and literacy, film and TV agency based in East London. OWN IT! is a storytelling lifestyle brand, publishing and producing powerful stories across books, music, art and film. They are also a literary, film and TV agency representing truly exciting talent. At the heart of everything they do is a desire to share, empower, celebrate and inspire. Whether through multi-media digital books, print books, music, art or film, OWN IT! releases and represents original and authentic stories such as Ifeomagwu “Ify” Adenuga debut book ENDLESS FORTUNE & Robyn Travis’ enthralling debut novel, Mama Can’t Raise No Man.Prior to founding OWN IT! she has a decade worth of experience working with various publishing brands such as Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency and Penguin Random House.Connect Crystal Mahey-MorganTwitterWebsiteSome topics we cover in this episode:How she got involved with the underground British Hip-Hop scene at 16The Positive Power of Frustration Leadership is tied up in identityHow the publishing industry stifled her authenticity and creativity Walking away without a safety net The concept of OWN IT!  and democratising the arts industryThe West Did Not Create The Written WordA lot of things we place a high value on now come from things we look down upon originally Deciding who to work withHow “OWN IT” are being international to ensure creators are not exploited as well as changing the narrative around IP & Ownership What it’s like to work with your partnerSelling out the Hackney Empire for a book launchConnect with meWebsite: https://mindsetshift.co.uk/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sopeagbelusi/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sopeagbelusi/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sope_AgbelusiEmail: hello@mindsetshift.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPREAD THE WORD. LEAVE A RATING, REVIEW, AND FEEDBACKYou can do this on Apple podcast or on StitcherYour ratings and reviews help us place the podcast in front of new leaders and listeners.I appreciate you and your support!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Have a question, comment or a topic you want to be discussed?Send me a voice message: https://mindsetshift.co.uk/#ask-me-anything
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“I’ve always had a desire to see what isn’t being represented and to change that somehow. And often, what isn’t being represented is me, whether that’s being a woman, working-class, being British-Asian” - Crystal Mahey-MorganAbout Crystal Mahey-MorganCrystal Mahey-Morgan is founder of OWN IT!, a publishing house and literacy, film and TV agency based in East London. OWN IT! is a storytelling lifestyle brand, publishing and producing powerful stories across books, music, art and film. They are also a literary, film and TV agency representing truly exciting talent. At the heart of everything they do is a desire to share, empower, celebrate and inspire. Whether through multi-media digital books, print books, music, art or film, OWN IT! releases and represents original and authentic stories such as Ifeomagwu “Ify” Adenuga debut book ENDLESS FORTUNE & Robyn Travis’ enthralling debut novel, Mama Can’t Raise No Man.Prior to founding OWN IT! she has a decade worth of experience working with various publishing brands such as Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Literary Agency and Penguin Random House.Connect Crystal Mahey-MorganTwitterWebsiteSome topics we cover in this episode:How she got involved with the underground British Hip-Hop scene at 16The Positive Power of Frustration Leadership is tied up in identityHow the publishing industry stifled her authenticity and creativity Walking away without a safety net The concept of OWN IT!  and democratising the arts industryThe West Did Not Create The Written WordA lot of things we place a high value on now come from things we look down upon originally Deciding who to work withHow “OWN IT” are being international to ensure creators are not exploited as well as changing the narrative around IP & Ownership What it’s like to work with your partnerSelling out the Hackney Empire for a book launchConnect with meWebsite: https://mindsetshift.co.uk/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sopeagbelusi/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sopeagbelusi/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sope_AgbelusiEmail: hello@mindsetshift.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPREAD THE WORD. LEAVE A RATING, REVIEW, AND FEEDBACKYou can do this on Apple podcast or on StitcherYour ratings and reviews help us place the podcast in front of new leaders and listeners.I appreciate you and your support!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Have a question, comment or a topic you want to be discussed?Send me a voice message: https://mindsetshift.co.uk/#ask-me-anything
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