How to embrace criticism when your ideas are unconventional

Persevering through rejection and criticism are vital for successful artists but they are even more important when your ideas are unconventional.

Hazel Edwards, the renowned author of the bestselling children’s book There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake has never been one to shy away from a novel idea. Although she admits to being typecast as The Hippo Lady after writing the popular children’s book, this never stopped her from exploring other interesting ideas which were often progressive and groundbreaking, especially with her recent work that explores sexuality and gender.

‘I’ve always been interested in the concept: Coping successfully with being different,’ she tells ArtsHub.

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