On Being an Anti-Capitalist Business Owner with Culture Maker Nora Rahimian

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On Being an Anti-Capitalist Business Owner with Culture Maker Nora Rahimian
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This week on the Creatives Do Money Podcast, Episode #24

What does it look like to be a self-employed anti-capitalist consultant and speaker working with – and for – artists and creatives?    Or as my guest today frames it:

“What does it look like to challenge a system while we have to operate within that system?”

So that guest is Nora Rahimian and she’s sharing with us exactly how she shows up for her values as she does her work in the world.  

I’m very excited to share this conversation about how we can use our businesses and work to build equity, and justice, and just more of what we want to see. 

Nora is a creative consultant, combines more than 10 years of peace-building, social justice organizing, and project management experience with innovative arts-for-change, marketing, and business development strategies. 

In 2014, Nora co-founded #CultureFix, a global collaborative network of artists, influencers, and cultural producers who use arts and culture to create social change globally. Since #CultureFix’s inception, Nora has spoken at places like SXSW and A3C, partnered with organizations like ONE, BBC, #HipHopEd, and AJ Stream, and consulted for several popular hip hop and afrobeats artists. 

” What does it look like to challenge a system while we have to operate within that system?”

Nora Rahimian on Creatives Do Money Podcast, Episode 24

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Growing up Persian, and her experiences in managing a Hipco artist in Liberia (00:00)
  • The money lessons she learned from her Persian upbringing
  • How her experiences in Liberia inform her understanding of our US society
  • Understanding the patterns of power imbalance, lack of access, and inequality here in the US
Negotiation as advocacy and a vehicle for change (00:00)
  • How to advocate for ourselves, our peers, and those who come after us in the negotiation process
  • The power in asserting our worth and value in negotiation

“Your activism has to be proportional to your power and privilege”

Nora Rahimian on Creatives Do Money Podcast, Episode 24
What does it look like to be an anti-capitalist business owner (00:00)
  • The importance of language and specific terms of inclusion in contracts
  • How to build power sharing and equity into your rates and prices
  • Structuring your business offerings for access and inclusion
  • Bringing our humanity with us into negotiations and business interactions
  • Being conscientious spenders and using the power of our purchases
Connect further with Nora, and her work

Resources / Links

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