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Lives in Blissful Ignorance
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Traveller, Creative Personality, Thinker, and Consultant, Dreamer, Photographer, and Lover of Fine Things
Proprietary Event Creation, Photography, Logistics, Creative Thinking, Social Media Integration, Experiential Marketing, Theatrical Design and Production, highly stylized artistic design, management of creative teams, technology integration, public speaking, writing, travel
  • Jordana Wright Photography
    Idea Man / Manager, 2007 - present
    Organizing the business and promoting the talents of the one and only Jordana Wright. Promotional efforts include public appearances, speaking engagements, tours, gallery displays, personal networking initiatives, experiential events, and solicitation of sponsorship. Specializing in incredible everything, and making it happen.
  • Pendulum Aerial Arts
    Lighting Designer, Technical Contact, 2011 - present
    Lighting and production design for breathtaking high-caliber performances of aerial, contortion, and circus acts. These people are The Real Deal.
    Event / Production Designer, Planner, & Consultant, 2003 - present
    Over 1400 successful live shows, festivals, and events, with a track record of artistic integrity, ease of operation, and high quality product. I also write, present, and consult about integrating technology into event and performance environments, with a focus on social media, cutting edge technology, and functional artistic design. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of production techniques but am perfectly comfortable designing and inventing new solutions to complex event problems. If you want outside the box solutions, and epic-scale thinking, look no further.
  • Venue One
    Meeting and Expo Director, 2013 - 2014
    Venue One is Chicago's only all-inclusive Proprietary, Experiential, and Social Event space. With 33,000 sq ft. of totally flexible event and meeting space, Venue One can create any fully designed environment imaginable. Featuring an on-site staff including chefs, bartenders, waiters, event technicians, designers, and event managers, Venue One guarantees easy, hassle-free planning, with no need to burden the process with an army of outside vendors. For meetings, seminars, events and anything else you can dream of between 12 and 800 guests. One call, one place, one price.
  • Event Creative
    Production and Events, 2013 - 2014
    From : Event Creative is a full service event design and production agency with the ability to design, fabricate and execute any size event, branded environment, or tour. Event Creative’s designers, carpenters, seamstresses, and graphic artists comprise one of the most comprehensive teams in the industry. With complete floral, fabric and set design studios, in conjunction with an extensive inventory of lighting, furniture, sound and video equipment, Event Creative is the one stop shop for all event design and production needs.
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Blissful Ignorance
Chicago, IL - St. Charles, IL - Paris, IL - Norfolk, VA - Falmouth, MA - Clifton, NJ - Nashville, IN - Decatur, IL - Bloomington, IL - Allentown, PA - Cooperburg, PA - Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands - Portland, OR
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The Traveller. I like to think about, design, and create beautiful things. Profile Image +Jordana Wright
Specialists in unique, compelling perspectives, Cassius and Jordana Wright spend their lives traveling to faraway lands, where they meet new friends, create incredible photographs, and interact with cultures and individuals on a unique, personal level.  They live their lives in search of beauty, creativity, amazement, and wonder.  And more than little bit of crazy  :) More information about the Wrights can be found on their respective websites.
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  • Academy of Awesome and Creativity
    Advanced Awesome, 2013
  • Illinois State University
    Technical Theater, 2004
    Advanced training in all aspects of theatrical and event production, focusing on Lighting Design, Rigging, and Special Effects
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+Randy Hudson​ Money does not equal intelligence, too true.
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I guess if I have to ask how much I probably can't afford it :(
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Friends, I am outraged.

As I very publicly discussed last year in a TEDx Talk, I have OCD. 

In my 30 years of life, I have spent far too much time worrying and catastrophizing -- about illness, about injury, about money, about success, about completely unlikely things that will never ever come true unless you're me, then they seem destined to happen. Through the support of my husband, family, friends, and a lovely little pill called Fluoxetine, I have worked through these issues quite successfully. My OCD is now very manageable. I am one of the lucky ones who can say this. 

Mental Illness is a serious issue that is hugely silenced, stigmatized, or at best, just left un-addressed in this country.

Recently I decided to assuage my fears about illness, injury and money a little bit more by applying for short-term disability insurance. I wanted to feel protected if one of these catastrophes might actually occur. 

On Sunday I received a letter in the mail that at once upset and enraged me. You can read it here for yourself.

First, let's talk about the Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which I was mis-diagnosed with over 10 years ago and show no symptoms of whatsoever. That's irritating enough on its own -- pun intended for levity...

But to be denied for a Short Term Disability insurance policy that wouldn't even cover a Mental Illness-based lapse of employment because of a Mental Illness Diagnosis, THAT is the definition of crazy. How in a million years would OCD make me uncoverable for a policy protecting my physical ability to work?!

If you're reading this, you probably know me at least a little bit. You know that I'm not going to just take this "no" and go away. Decisions like this serve only to perpetuate the way Mental Illness is addressed. Now they've directly denied me from giving myself a little bit of piece of mind -- piece of mind that I would have happily paid into twice a week even though I would probably never end up needing it.

Even now, as I sit typing this, one of my friends said "What's the point? It's just how insurance is. Insurance companies are just the worst thing in the world."

Well why is that ok? Why do we put up with it? Why do we just accept the diagnosis-based discrimination that hundreds of thousands of Americans face on a regular basis?

I'm done with being quiet. I'm done with feeling embarrassed about OCD, being shy about taking meds, and being understanding about MetLife calling me uninsurable. 

If you have a friend, or a family member who suffers, or if you suffer from a mental illness, I hope you are upset and enraged too. 

You know what? Even if you've never met a single person on the planet that you sympathize with who has a screw or two loose, you have to see that this can't continue. 

Yes, I have OCD, but I'm still a human being. 
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At the very least you.can take comfort that I will meme them in perpetuity
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That is mind-blowing, I love the bit where all of the boats suddenly come to life!
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If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.
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Cut off his hands I say
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+Matt Warren​ it is some of the best writing in television history. Highly recommended if you enjoyed these clips
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I don't always go to the Caribbean actually, yes, I do.

but when I'm there, I fly about 500' in the air at about 130 mph, leaning out of a helicopter that has the doors removed.

 #JWPBVI #BVIFoodie   #BVI   #helicopter   #flight  
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That sounds mighty exciting!!
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