Katie Parla, honest + controversial and respected food journalist/writer/blogger in Rome, shares how she has dealt with criticism in her work and some of the struggles and triumphs getting to where she’s at. Soon to be author and with two apps AND a video series (that I happily work with her on), she’s definitely on to something good.

It’s always a vulnerable thing to stand up for something especially if it’s something we care about deeply – our art, our craft, our belief, passion. It takes BALLS aka courage and true persistence to rise above obstacles like criticism. The magic transformation happens when you can transform that into something that sharpens you, pushes you forward, as Katie mentions.

In your own experience, what was the worst criticism/obstacle you’ve ever had and how did you confront it? I’d love to hear your stories and perspectives on the comments below.

Until next time,

Kat xo