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Hello First name / Friend,,
Today we're meeting Chrissie Okorie! A writer, performer and producer who loves creating art and organising art events and talks. You'll usually find Chrissie writing opinion pieces, first-person articles, poems, and theatre.
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“I believe that we should support people in finding a creative practice whether for a hobby or a career. The January Challenge will spark the creative side of the brains of 64 million people!
Creativity really helps me with my mental health. I believe that poetry changed my life, it opened doors for me that I don’t believe would have opened. I’ve been able to make a career out of my creativity.”

Watch Chrissie tell us more about her creative challenge…
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Select an 'odd' item around you. Write a ten line poem about the object, that describes the item and how it impacts your senses. 
Your lines can be short, long, rhyming or non-rhyming. 
Give it a go, and see what happens!
Welsh Translation: 
Dewis wrthrych ar hap rywle o'th gwmpas. Ysgrifenna gerdd deg llinell am y gwrthrych, sy'n disgrifio'r gwrthrych a'i effaith ar dy synhwyrau. 
Gall dy linellau fod yn fyr neu'n hir a gallant odli neu beidio. 
Rho gynnig arni a gweld beth fydd yn digwydd!
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Did you feel like your poem matched the style of your object or did it offer a new perspective?
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Share your response with friends and family and invite them to join in! 
Share your responses with #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 
Read our top tips for accessible sharing on social media here. 

A note from 64 Million Artists: 
There is no wrong or right way to take part in The January Challenge. People take part in all sorts of ways! Here are some examples: 
  • Sharing the challenges with your community group or workplace  and creating responses together
  • Creating a WhatsApp group with friends or family to share responses
  • Sharing responses on social media in our friendly Facebook Group, or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheJanuaryChallenge
  • Individually, keeping responses to yourself 
Anything goes. 
There is no pressure to complete the challenge everyday of the month, if simply reading the prompt brings new thoughts each day, or you create a physical response 31 days of the month, we encourage you to take part in a way that works best for you!

See you tomorrow, 
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from the team at 64 Million Artists
P.s. Why not invite a friend to join The January Challenge and kickstart a little connection with others?