All the Impressive Details
Based in Paris, France, Meagan Adele Lopez is what someone once called her an “omni-channel creative” who is passionate about creating in a multitude of forms – writing, filmmaking, directing, photography, theatre, spoken word.
She attended acclaimed high school Baltimore School for the Arts, then University of Southern California as a National Hispanic and Dean’s Scholar. She worked in casting for films such as Juno, the Day the Earth Stood Still and television series Numb3rs and Medium. She has written a novel, a play and several films.
One of her life’s missions is female empowerment. She was chair and founded the New York Times’ international Women’s Network, was one of the faces of Google’s #IamRemarkable Campaign and serves as Vice-Chair for Democrats Abroad in Paris as well as works on the Women’s Caucus.
She recently left advertising as the New York Times’ Global Digital Business Director in December 2018 to pursue filmmaking full time. Previous to that, she worked at Publicis Groupe as their Brand Relation Manager and at various startups in digital marketing. She also co-founded one of the first social media marketing agencies back in 2010 in startup in Chicago called SocialKaty.
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Le Féminisme (Chair of New York Times’ Women Network, Face of Google’s #IamRemarkable)
The Real Stuff
Meagan Adele Lopez is scared every single day that she will be a failure. Then, she reminds herself that doesn’t actually mean anything. Sometimes her ego gets ahead of her, someone tells her she’s going to be a revolutionary and she believes it for a second. Then, she gets back to work, stays focused and does something new. Then, she becomes frightened again that she will lose everything and everyone will hate her.
Then, she reads Brené Brown or Elizabeth Gilbert or Glennon Doyle Melton and all is good with the world. Sometimes the medicine is meditation. And yet other times, it is just simply dancing until dawn.
Sometimes she wants to disconnect from society and the internet and live in a hut in the mountains. Other times, she wants to own five houses in Sydney, Paris, the mountains, Baltimore, and Los Angeles.
She moved 12 times by the time she was 12 through 6 different schools and four states. As an adult, she has had to navigate 7 cross-country moves back and forth between America to London, England and Paris, France where she now resides.
She is one who believes that life is short, and to box yourself into one image is to narrow your view of the world. Don’t let them tell you otherwise.