Ann Powers

Ann Powers

Rock Journalist/Senior Curator


Experience Music Project

Seattle, WA USA


If you don't learn who you are first, you'll just be like everyone else.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Believed in the Freudian concept that whatever fulfills you at age five will be what you love your whole life.
She felt nerdy, like an outsider as a child, so she retreated into reading and writing.
Was willing to go into "dedicated poverty"-eating only ramen, wearing second-hand clothing-to pursue her dream of writing.
Parents thought she should get a teaching license as a fallback, but she was determined, didn't want to play it safe.
Says in the writing profession, or any profession, you have to get used to rejection and failure.
When you get the "post-breakup" feeling of, "I'll never work again," just keep going, know you'll find something new.
Says when you're young, you should be working on who you are as a person; leave your career to your thirties.
Don't feel the pressure to immediately do something huge or work somewhere prestigious; develop your own ideas first.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Creative Writing
San Francisco State University
graduate
Graduate
English Language and Literature, General
University of California-Berkeley
Career

Career

Rock Journalist/Senior Curator

I'm a music critic and journalist and write about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Journalism
Journalism
Music
Music
Being Creative
Being Creative