Overshare Podcast: Robyn Kanner
Is Gonna Be Ok
WORKING NOT WORKING
Overshare is a podcast and event series hosted by Working Not Working co-founder Justin Gignac. In a world of carefully curated portfolio sites and Instagram feeds, Justin sits down with his favorite creatives to get past the highlights and discuss the tough stuff we don't talk about in public often enough.
For Episode 6 of Season 2, host Justin Gignac chats in the studio with writer, designer, and co-founder of MyTransHealth, Robyn Kanner. She's written for places like The Atlantic, MEL, and them, and worked as a product designer at Amazon and Etsy. Robyn and Justin share a deeply personal conversation on a range of topics, from her love and appreciation of Kanye West to her self-described messy career path. Robyn's honesty is really impressive. She discusses why she embraces and actually strives to be uncomfortable, as fuel for her writing and design. Robyn also shares a feeling that may be relatable to a lot of us: the feeling of not fitting in and wanting to be invisible. And how difficult it can be once your work, your story, and your voice start to be noticed.
There are a ton of links in this episode's show notes, including Robyn's poignant article in The Atlantic about detransitioning and her talk titled "Has Your Misery Ever Been a Sight to See", about her role as a designer who is trans, and what happened when her story caught on with the press. There's a lot of sincerity and beautiful insights to take away from this conversation. You will learn that it's okay to be messy. Not in an organizational sense, but messy in the decisions and mistakes you make. None of us are unique or special in our struggles. Once you embrace who you are and feel comfortable with your voice, it will transform your work.