The inspiration behind

Dare to Be Curious

I’ve always been interested in how people think. A couple of years ago I decided to interview 500 people in pursuit of a creative project. For six months, I carried a journal with ten questions written on the first page. Whenever I met someone interesting, out came the journal. The questions asked about people’s values, identity, what inspired them and more. In the process, I met so many great people, had some fascinating conversations and experienced many warm and fuzzy moments. 

So I had the idea to bring 20 of the people I interviewed over for a dinner party. But it was dinner with a twist - I put them into pairs and gave them a set of open-ended questions to chat over. The questions were direct and personal, unlike the kind of things you would typically ask strangers.

Everyone loved the experience. The next day I woke up with so many heartfelt messages about how deeply they connected and how captivated they were by the conversation. The pandemic, the lockdowns, and social distancing only increased my desire to turn that dinner party experience into something tangible - now we have Dare to Be Curious!