SPOTLIGHT | Brigitte Truong
In many respects, I feel as if I have known Brigitte for years. That if I flew to Toronto, she would be one of the first people I would seek out to grab a drink with. In truth, I haven't met her in person, and yet, there is something utterly amazing about our exchanges online that has inspired me. Brigitte has a genuine and positive presence that transcends the pretence and filters of online social media and any media work she does. I have no idea how I stumbled on her instagram account, but what I do know, is that when a woman is seeking to do her life and work in impactful, positive and joyful ways, it gets contagious! She is contagious.
How would you describe yourself?
Ooooh I love how we’re kicking things off with a super loaded question! Well, in a nutshell I’d have to say I’m a free spirited, impulsive but thoughtful goal chaser who tries to live the one life I have (until I’m reincarnated again ;) with an open mind, open heart, and the utmost gratitude every day.
What role does creativity play in your life?
Creativity is the cornerstone of my life, and it was all I had growing up as an only child. My parents worked really hard to give me a blessed life and because of that, I always found myself alone with a pretty wild imagination. I used to occupy my time by crafting, watching movies, and playing with Fisher Price toys with my imaginary friends. Now that I think of it, I was kind of a loner haha, but a creative one! I would let my imagination run rampant, as most kids do. Not much has changed in my adult life as I enter my 10th year as an entertainment host and digital creator. I wake up every morning and go to bed at night envisioning the stories I want to tell, how to tell them, and who I can tell them with. I wish my brain would shut off sometimes!
What are you currently working on?
There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming down the pipeline on television and with some awesome brands that I’m really grateful for, most of which I can’t discuss just yet unfortunately. Please stay tuned on social media! Outside of that, I’m gearing up for some fun shoots with Cineplex as their VIP Pre Show Host which is always a blast!
What was the last book/movie/podcast etc. that left an impression on you?
This is a great question! Because it’s awards season and we’re a month away from the Oscars, I’m going to give a big shout out to Lady Bird. This isn’t just a coming of age story about a teenager who struggles with her identity and finds it. It’s a film that I think, everyone can relate to, especially women of all ages. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, you’ll find yourself getting lost in the dialogue and scenarios that are so relatable and humbling. At the end of it, you’ll be reminded of how important home is and the significance of your roots. No matter where you are today and who you are today, you musn’t forget your foundation and those who were part of it. It’s such a great message!
What advice would you give to other creatively driven people?
Creativity knows no boundaries. We live in a time where you can create your own opportunities and find your voice and community on a slew of different platforms. No longer are the days of finding the “right time,” meeting the “right people,” or waiting to have that “perfect resume.”
It’s 2018. When your attitude is right the facts don’t matter. Make it happen.