“Hi, I am Mona.
Most people need a name for an introduction-maybe because they’re too lazy to make one up themselves?
I write. I always wrote. I made up bedtime stories until my mom fell asleep. I freestyled about the things I have seen and fell in love with them during the day. Most of the times I sung them for hours on the toilette. Wich, I still love to do because the acoustic in a bathroom make you sound so lovely.
I was too scared to do art. Art is my larger than life love that could have eaten me alive if I would given it a try. It always felt like a crucial, beautiful, dangerous, draining solution for everything. Like heroin. That’s how I felt about it. That’s how I got into the creative industry and became a copywriter-for all sorts of clients around the world during the day hours. I don’t know much about hours.
There I discovered that I was always a writer. And that I already have found my purpose.
So every now and then in the other hours, I started to read out my poetry. Every now and then I’ll be part of some art project, installation, T-shirt design concept, Songtexte writing, music video shoot and so on. And I love it.
Constantly willing to express myself for me or for others. I want to be closer than physically close, I want to be in your head and heart close. I guess that makes me the person and writer that I am today.
And I love roses a lot for various reasons.
Is that enough information?
Where can I listen to this episode?
What is this episode about?
• Her first 60 minutes of the day
• Why she became a writer
• What happiness is for her
• Her advice to aspiring writers
• Favorite / least favorite words and noises
• Three success tips that have helped him
• The book she has recommended most often
• The life slogan she would put on every coffee mug in the world
• What her childhood was like
• What it feels like to evoke emotions in people
• What she would love to see standing at the gates of heaven
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Why Mona Mandouri?
I met Mona Mandouri (@lotus.lobster} a few years ago, but only very recently discovered her poetry, that she reads to people. I managed to come to one of her readings. There I saw her sitting in front of the audience, on a small desk with very little light.
Next to her was a bunch of notes and a glass full of red wine. She looked nervous and confident at the same time.
It was an honest situation, a naked situation. All eyes were eyes were on her. She felt that, so she took a big sip of wine and started reading. I never saw a true poet in my life.
This was the first time for me.
Being the psychology geek that I am, I observed the crowd more, than I observed Mona.
And what I saw was tears and deep connection.
Mona has the gift of evoking true emotions in people, and because of this ability, I believe her poetry is not so far away from therapy.
This why I wanted to Interview her for my psychology podcast.