\u201cCreate the highest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.\"\n>>-Oprah\n\n![](assets\/National\/blog\/artist-survival-guide\/mandy-2.jpg)\n\nYou must invest in your art, your child within, for what moves you ultimately moves others.\nThis life is a \u201cchoose your own adventure,\u201dso if you are not invested in your own journey, then you can become derailed rather quickly. Why not stay the course with what brings you delight and a healthy challenge? Finding your truth(s) as an artist, in whatever medium that may be, takes time or, for some, simply the acknowledgement that it exists within you to take up the reins and run with it. (Think back to the last time you saw a child or yourself as a child gleefully engulfed in an artistic, self-directed task for hours.) Check in with yourself and where you are at to see what honestly resonates with you today.\n\nFind your strength in community. Taking great strides in any direction takes conviction, but also a heck of a lot of support from within and externally from your people. Not everyone needs be like-minded. Contrary to popular belief, sometimes people with varying life experiences or different age groups and opinions can be the grit to solidify your resolve and really get focused or more dedicated to an aspect of yourself, your art, or your business. Be gentle with yourself \u2013 reinvention of oneself when transitioning to school, out of school, the workforce, within contracts, and everything else your life may offer up takes a village. Be sure to choose wisely as to whom you opt into your circle. Ask for help! Learn the power of yes and no!\n\nShare. This may sound downright simple, but I know full well that the perfectionist inside can thwart many possibilities of showcasing or sharing where you happen to be along in your process. Know that where you are at is simply that:s a mere snapshot in time. CONGRATS and way to go! This is your best for right now. Be confident in that. Take great pride. Try not to cut yourself off at the foot by holding yourself back from opportunities, grants, auditions, etc., for not being \u201cready yet.\u201d The marvellous actor Hugh Laurie has been quoted saying:\n\n_\u201cIt's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.\u201d \u2015 Hugh Laurie_\n\nWouldn\u2019t you agree?\n\nThis whole notion of scarcity of time can stem from a sense of not doing your soul's work, your truth, honouring and owning that, sharing what authentically moves you with those you love and with steadfast and new audiences that you have yet to engage with, whom you will empower and move with your work. That being said, time can quicken when in the zone of channelling your talents and time, but the rewards somehow blend together to hold you to your higher power and elevate your resolve to invest in yourself, to move your feet, inspiration and career forward, and apply for the next opportunity that you deem fit for your own very personal evolution.\n\nI implore you to stick to your guns and get out there and take yourself on an artist date as often as you can! Try a new hobby, craft or art form, medium, class, or delve even deeper into your passion and madly pursue it. Why not? It\u2019s far better than the alternative.\n\nHope to see you at the Pop-Up event lunchtime 12-2 p.m. at Robson Square Wednesday, September 26th or out at the Culture Days Hub where I\u2019ll be your emcee Friday, September 28 from 2-7:30 p.m., then 7:30-8 p.m. I will perform \u201cMandy Rushton\u2019s Pop-Culture Cabaret and Sing-a-Long. I also take the stage Saturday, September 29, at the same time, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m.\n\nNow get out there and do your thing, do it well, and don\u2019t give up on yourself, nor the pursuit of showing up authentically in your life. Live it out well!\n\n_**Mandy Rushton**, a born performer, raised in BC and currently based in Vancouver, is a multi-talented, triple threat. She is a dynamic character actor, having graced a multitude of stages, performing vaudeville in Dawson City, Yukon, musical theatre across Canada and the States, including the PNE and Canada's Wonderland, animation in Cancun, and hundreds of venues in between. You can catch her voice next in the upcoming feature film: CARGO where she had a blast voicing characters, keeping the director and producers in stitches. Mandy has used her skills to transform into a VIP hospitality entertainer. In years past she\u2019s served as an emcee\/singer\/host for corporate events, high profile charity galas\/product launches and special event\/fundraisers, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes. A highlight of her career was the opportunity to perform for the consulate of the Netherlands and 800+ Holocaust survivors at the first ever WWll conference in North York, Toronto. Mandy spellbinds the young and young at heart, sharing the magic of intimate stories with her audience. A bonafide torch singer and lover of The Great American Songbook, this balladeer has found time to produce and star in her own one-woman cabaret acts. There\u2019s no limit to what she can or will do next!_\n\n**Instagram:** [@msrushton101](https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/msrushton101\/) \n**Twitter: **[@mandy_rushton](https:\/\/twitter.com\/mandy_rushton) \n**Facebook:** [www.facebook.com\/MsRushton101 or Reverbnation.com\/mandyrushton](https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/MsRushton101\/) \n**Website:** [http:\/\/resumes.actorsaccess.com\/MandyRushton](http:\/\/resumes.actorsaccess.com\/MandyRushton) \n**YouTube:** [http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/c\/MandyRushton101](http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/c\/MandyRushton101) \n**Vimeo:** [https:\/\/vimeo.com\/mandyrushton](https:\/\/vimeo.com\/mandyrushton) \n**Linkedin:** [www.linkedin.com\/in\/mandyrushton](http:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/mandyrushton)","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2018-09-17 18:30:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-24 16:45:27","updated_at":"2019-10-04 18:02:58","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published","pivot":{"post_category_id":9,"post_id":7}}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">







\"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.\u201d\n>>-Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities\n\n![Gay Village, pedestrian only street, Montreal. Photo by Lisa Yang](assets\/National\/blog\/why-public-spaces-matter\/dsc-01881.jpg)\n\nDuring my undergrad, one course that really struck me was, \u201cUrban Transformations, Affective Cartography\u201d. We studied how urban landscapes are more than just spatial. We looked at how public space, specifically, urban space, affect our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. I started to become aware of how we behave in everyday scenarios when we are alone versus when we are brought together in situations like public installations, street art, festivals, markets etc. In this blog series, I will look at what can be considered good public space, showcase innovative uses of public space, and hopefully increase awareness of the public spaces in Canada. But first\u2026\n\n# Why does public space matter? \nThere are specific criteria for determining public space. Generally speaking, a public space is a place that is accessible to the public at any time of day, such as parks, beaches, squares, roads, sidewalks, etc. These spaces all serve different functions, and can easily just be seen in spatial terms. Yet with the effort of communities, they can be turned into lively, creative spaces that bring people together. While there are plenty of reasons why public space is important, here are the top five.\n\n**1) It benefits our health** \nEspecially in cities or so-called \u2018concrete jungles\u2019, public spaces such as parks create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere where people can come and decompress from their stressful daily routines at home and work either by relaxing or being physically active. Parks can also mitigate air, climate and water pollution that is all around us. Some of the most well-known urban public parks are Central Park in New York City, Stanley Park in Vancouver, and Mount Royal in Montreal.\n\n**2) It helps build a sense of community, civic identity and culture** \nPublic space alone does not build community. Citizens who initiate and participate in community building activities and events create community through placemaking, or what the Project for Public Spaces calls \u201can effective process that capitalizes on a local community\u2019s assets, inspiration, and potential to improve the quality of people\u2019s health, happiness, and well-being.\" That said, a successful public space can inspire and attract citizens to come together and interact in that space. Compare a park that\u2019s spacious, has plenty of seating space and greenery to attract citizens, versus a dirty, garbage ridden environment that has not been invested in or used wisely. While community can really be created anywhere, there needs to be space that is open and accessible so that community projects can take place. \n\n**3) Has the ability to drive economic growth** \nTake for example Place des Arts Esplanade in Montreal; every year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to visit the many festivals that take place at the esplanade. Markets, are another reminder that open and shared space drives more traffic and is mutually beneficial for business owners and the local economy through sales, taxes, and increased jobs. In 2002, PPS (Project for Public Spaces) surveyed 800 customers from a variety of indoor and open-air markets around the country. PPS discovered that 60% of market shoppers also visited nearby stores on the same day; of those, 60% said that they visited those additional stores only on days that they visit the market.\n\n**4) Can transform wasted space** \nIn the TED talk, \u201cHow public spaces make cities work?\u201d, Amanda Burden, the former director of the New York City Department of City Planning, provided an example of a degraded waterfront in the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The waterfront was abandoned and nearly impossible to access. Consequently there was little to no traffic or economic activity. It was basically a waste of space in a beautiful city. A group of architects took on the project and transformed the waterfront into a public space filled with green parks and tree-lined paths. Today the space thrives, and even has an excellent transportation system that runs through it. The lesson drawn from this example is that when you create an inviting space, people will come.\n\n**5) Public spaces, if utilized and designed well can give a city character and enhance architectural diversity** \nEspecially in urban environments, where skyscrapers reign and concrete is the main building material of choice, a dash of colour, a community attraction or public art installation can make a huge difference in the city. Consider Bryant Park in New York City, an urban park in the middle of Manhattan. It is a convenient space for employees and tourists alike to take a break and hang out among planted flowers and tree-lined paths. Art installations are another example of how public space can liven up the city. For example, the annual Luminoth\u00e9rapie exhibition of interactive art at Places Des Arts in Montreal, From Here Until Now, in Winnipeg, or Yue Minjun's A-Maze-Ing Laughter in Morton Park, Vancouver. These installations not only complement the city\u2019s landscape but they encourage people to interact with the art pieces and become a subject of conversation.","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2015-09-10 19:45:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-25 10:30:31","updated_at":"2019-10-04 18:02:58","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published","pivot":{"post_category_id":9,"post_id":10}}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">







I was not compelled to consider how we should make the case for the value of the arts but to whom? and why?\n\nHearing both Shawn and Alain speak to many of these arguments, I was not compelled to consider how we should make the case for the value of the arts but to whom? and why? Does \u2018society\u2019 really need convincing that their culture should be valued? While Canadians might be known to have an infamous inferiority complex, to imagine that we don\u2019t value who we are, that we don\u2019t express our cultural and social values openly and often, would be ridiculous.\n\nSo when we debate the value of arts and culture, let\u2019s be clear about whom we\u2019re talking to and why. This debate is not social, but political. And, it\u2019s not about the value of arts and culture in and of itself. It\u2019s about the value of arts and culture as a public good, worthy of adequate government investment to promote an active, democratic and accessible engagement in the diverse expression of our collective identity. It\u2019s also about protecting our sense of identity and belonging as a nation, from the populist, elitist and exclusionary forces of a purely market driven economy.\n\nWhen we reflect back on the origins of our cultural policies, dating back to the Massey report of the 1950's, Canada was cautioned that if we did not publicly fund a collective sense of identity through the arts we would be at risk of becoming more American. This sentiment gave birth to our system of public investment in arts and culture \u2013 a system that is floundering as government investment fails to keep pace with a rapidly growing arts and culture sector that reflects an increasingly pluralistic Canadian cultural identity.\n\nThe challenge is not a simple one, and the answer is not only in the hands of the public sector. However, as governments increasingly see themselves as corporate entities focused primarily on economic goals, we are losing sight of why the arts are publicly funded in the first place. Engagement in arts and culture gives us space to define our shared values, to understand difference, to contemplate our evolution as a society, to facilitate our personal creative expression, to feel a sense of belonging, and to express our unique identity as a nation. These are aims that any democratic government should be eager to support in order to better understand the collective consciousness of the citizens they represent, defend and make decisions for.\n\nBut as economic aims headline our political conversations, making the case for arts and culture has devolved from a principled argument about defending a fundamental public good that contributes to our well-being as Canadians, to an argument about job creation, contribution to GDP and tax revenues.\n\nThere was a time when the role of government (with the help of better-supported non-profits and charities), was to protect the economic, social and cultural well-being of its citizens, providing a kind of counterpoint to profit-driven, private sector interests. As our political system becomes more ideological and partisan, has it also become less representative and responsive? Have our values as Canadians become less and less reflected in government decision-making? Are we, indeed, becoming less Canadian?\n\n> \u201cA nation\u2019s civilization can be measured fairly by the extent to which [its] creative artists \u2026 are supported, encouraged and esteemed by [the] nation as a whole.\u201d\n\nTo defend the arts in economic terms has become a contemporary trend and an unfortunate, but necessary, tactic when speaking to governments about investment. As Massey cautioned us more than a half century ago, this approach is not a sustainable one. He knew then that \u201cA nation\u2019s civilization can be measured fairly by the extent to which [its] creative artists \u2026 are supported, encouraged and esteemed by [the] nation as a whole.\u201d Measured in these terms, how far have we really come?\n\nIf we wish to defend the value of arts and culture in Canada, let's listen carefully to, and consider the role we expect of our elected officials. How do they reflect our values as Canadians? And, more importantly, how will they enable Canadians to express and celebrate our own collective sense of self? How will they invest in our progress? Will they put our collective well-being at the forefront of their agenda? Will they make the case for arts and culture?","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2014-12-01 12:00:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-25 11:16:39","updated_at":"2019-08-24 10:21:38","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published","pivot":{"post_category_id":9,"post_id":12}}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">
















What is the number one barrier to independent artists participating in Culture Days?\u201d The answer was: venues. The ensuing partnership was created in part to remedy this problem.\n\nThe Toronto Public Library viewed this challenge as an opportunity to develop partnerships that would strengthen its relationships and commitment to the city\u2019s local cultural and artistic communities. One of their key partners in Culture Days @ the Library is The Neighbourhood Arts Network, a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council, that helps artists and community organizations enrich Toronto\u2019s urban landscape, transforming it into a more vibrant, beautiful, liveable city.\n\nFrom Etobicoke to Scarborough, North York to downtown Toronto, during the Culture Days weekend, Toronto Public Library branches provide free venues for Toronto-based artists, small and medium-sized professional arts groups, as well as volunteer-run cultural organizations, collectives and associations, so that they can organize activities, workshops, exhibitions and performances for local residents. The Neighbourhood Arts Network disseminates information about this opportunity to Toronto\u2019s independent artists and community focused arts organizations to make them aware and invite them to participate.\n\nThrough its participation in Culture Days, and more broadly with this innovative programming and approach to community outreach, the Toronto Public Library, in collaboration with its key partners, maintains a central position in life of the community. Since 2011, the program has helped more than 117 artists and arts groups share their work with more than 5,000 Torontonians in 70 library branches across the city.\n\nSome of the impacts of Culture Days @ the Library include providing artists access to free spaces to show their work, as well as augmenting the number of people that interact with their work. Event organizers have commented that artists tend to stay in touch with their local branch, and are able to deliver programs and activities at other times during the year. Finally, this partnership enables the Toronto Public Library to create and co-host fun and engaging activities for the members of their local library branches and the community at large.\n\n![Shannon Thunderbird at the Toronto Public Library Scarborough, 2012](assets\/National\/blog\/mobilizing-community\/toronto-public-library-4.jpg){.pull .right}\n\n**The Role of the Independent Artist as Mobilizer**\n\nShannon Thunderbird, Coast Tsimshian Elder, artist, Founder and Artistic Director of [Teya Peya Productions](http:\/\/www.shannonthunderbird.com\/teya_peya_communications.htm) has performed three times as part of Culture Days @ the Library: at Black Creek in 2011 and at Kennedy\/Eglington in 2012. This year, she brought her workshop to the Annette Street branch. \u201cShe has a really interesting and exciting activity that is easy to promote. Branch staff have always been quick to snap up her program,\u201d says Miriam Scribner.\n\nEntitled \u201cRolling Thunder,\u201d this year\u2019s workshop brings forth women\u2019s voices and recalls the power of the human spirit. It also provides an opportunity for new immigrants and others to learn about First Nations people, stories, teachings, music and rhythms, which help, as she says, \u201cbridge the cultural divide.\u201d\n\n>Toronto has a large Native population. It behooves Elders like myself to reach out to them, and to all those interested in peaceful relationships, to come together in a good way,\u201d says Shannon.\n\nShannon\u2019s own art practice shares important values with Culture Days\u2019 objectives of inclusion and hands-on participation by citizens. The goal of her activity during Culture Days is to raise awareness and understanding amongst Native and non-Native people around the contributions and richness of First Nations cultures.\n\n>My interactive approach empowers people from all over the world to give to themselves a strong sense of self-confidence and fearlessness by broadening personal goals and their understanding of different cultures,\u201d says Shannon. \u201cI use the medicine wheel as a unifying symbol of peaceful interaction and as an indicator of our spirit\u2019s health and wellness. It is adaptable to contemporary times, and is a wonderfully uplifting way of developing both environmental awareness and strength of character for personal and professional pro-active change,\u201d says Shannon.\n\nClick here to listen to Shannon Thunderbird talk about her work bridging relationships between First Nations and newly arrived immigrants:\n\n![](https:\/\/youtu.be\/q0moSnsCWqc) \n \nWhile the foundation of Canadian citizenship is tied to the history of all of the people of Canada, including First Nations people, their culture and history are often overlooked in schoolrooms. Shannon\u2019s mission is to share this history, especially with new Canadians. As an Elder and educator, she finds these exchanges especially gratifying, and is hopeful that in the future First Nations cultures will be celebrated in \u201cpositive and uplifting\u201d ways.\n\n\u201cNewly arrived immigrants get very excited, they know that Canada has original Native people and when they come to the performance, they are enthralled about these stories, and they are very respectful,\u201d explains Shannon.\n\nSharing across cultural boundaries paves the way for innovation and mutual understanding, attributes that are increasingly necessary for people to co-habit in a globalized and interconnected world. People often reside in compact, multicultural cities and work within professions that are more and more specialized. Libraries have understood this reality, and have worked towards empowering citizens, revitalizing communities, building a sense of belonging and providing support structures for citizens.\n\nClick on the link to listen to Shannon Thunderbird talk about the value of traditional First Nations teachings and how they are relevant today:\n\n![](https:\/\/youtu.be\/eJD-AGvaCfQ)\n \n**Exporting a Participation Model to Other Library Networks**\n\nIn 2012, the venue matching process was decentralized to allow local branches more freedom to select activities that fit their space and ones that would attract local community members. For the last two years, information sessions for all activity organizers were presented by the Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Culture Days Ontario. Local library branches make arrangements directly with the artists, which improves communication and makes for more efficient planning.\n\n>These info sessions have been invaluable in creating stronger connections with artists, helping us to better know the individuals and their work. Through them, we have learned more about what artists may need, how to assist them in their Culture Days activities, and also create links that can be drawn on in the future,\u201d says Miriam Scribner.\n\n\u201cThe Toronto Public Library is eager to make its experience available to other systems and to that end we have participated in a webinar on Culture Days @ the Library organized by Culture Days in partnership with the Ontario Library Association,\u201d says Miriam Scribner. The Toronto Public Library is now reaching out to other library networks. All three partners - Toronto Public Library, Neighbourhood Arts Network and Culture Days Ontario - are participating in creating a resource kit that other library systems may benefit from.\n\n>Libraries have been great partners across the province,\u201d says Catherine McLeod. \u201cAt least 127 activities were presented in or by libraries in 2012, and at least 102 library branches participated in Culture Days. I have talked to people quite a bit about our model and sent other libraries some examples of our materials and systems.\u201d\n\nThe Stratford Library has been an active participant over the last few years. In Manitoba, Michelle Rosner, Culture Days\u2019 Communications and Events Coordinator, has recently confirmed the participation of 3 to 5 library branches that will host [art exhibitions and musical performances](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/en\/2013-activities\/view\/52052b76-21f0-40b5-a43c-33554c4a89be). The model created in Ontario has also inspired a project between the Winnipeg Public Library, Culture Days Manitoba, and the architectural firm StorefrontMB, which invites local artists to design Little Free Libraries for Winnipeg neighbourhoods.\n\nThe partners in Ontario are now interested in working with smaller library systems, which could benefit from expertise in their efforts to scale up participation by local artists and provide increased access to a more diversified audience base.\n\n>We are working to put together a toolkit based on this program so that other library systems can replicate it,\u201d confirms Catherine McLeod.\n\nThe workload is heavy, however, the project is viable because of the existing partnership, and the sustained efforts put into it by an engaged staff that supports it.\n\n**Conclusion**\n\nAs Libraries become hubs for people to network and connect around issues that matter to them, artists are invited to take part by bringing their knowledge and experience to serve as a catalyst for people\u2019s creativity. Artists, such as Shannon Thunderbird, also help forge bonds between different realities, inviting citizens to \u201cstamp their cultural passports,\u201d to use her evocative expression, as a way to understand themselves, as well as others, within the context of changing global communities.\n\nPart of the artist\u2019s role is to educate and introduce citizens to the unlimited wealth of cultural life in their own communities. With Culture Days @ the Library, the Toronto Public Library, The Neighbourhood Arts Network and Culture Days Ontario, publicly recognize the artist\u2019s presence and value to their community. As was the case with the [Artist-Animateur program in Saskatchewan](\/\/www.statestpizza.com\/blog\/2013\/07\/23\/saskatchewan-artist\/), artists in the Greater Toronto Area working within the Toronto Public Library system engage segments of the Canadian population often left out of the usual cultural circuits. Learning to live together, discovering new things, celebrating local heritage, and encouraging people to connect to their own creativity lay the foundations for vibrant, innovative and prosperous knowledge societies.\n\nThis blog was made possible thanks to the generous support of [The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation](http:\/\/www.mcconnellfoundation.ca\/en) and the [Canada Council for the Arts](http:\/\/www.canadacouncil.ca\/).","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2013-11-01 12:00:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-25 15:32:02","updated_at":"2019-10-04 18:02:58","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published","pivot":{"post_category_id":9,"post_id":19}}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">













It introduces you to all things Canadian from an artistic point of view. You cannot get that hands-on experience in any book.\n\nNew citizens can explore the best in Canadian culture from coast-to-coast like the [Museum of Vancouver](http:\/\/www.museumofvancouver.ca\/), [Banff National Park](http:\/\/www.pc.gc.ca\/eng\/pn-np\/ab\/banff\/index.aspx), [Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet](http:\/\/www.rwb.org\/), the [Art Gallery of Ontario](http:\/\/www.ago.net\/), [Montreal Museum of Fine Arts](http:\/\/www.mbam.qc.ca\/) and [Canadian Museum of Immigration](http:\/\/www.pier21.ca\/) at Pier 21 in Halifax - just to name a few!\n\nCanoo is in a league of its own. There isn\u2019t another program in the world like it! This welcoming offer ignites a shared passion for Canadian cultural experiences, connecting attractions and new citizens for the long term.\n\nYan W. says:\n\n>It opens the door and it doesn\u2019t cost you anything. By taking in these types of cultural experiences, you realize that life can be beyond what\u2019s tied up in daily activities.\n\n\nWith the support of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canoo is introduced to every new Canadian citizen at their citizenship ceremony, and to date, more than 280,000 new citizens have participated in the program.\n\nEric P, past Canoo Member, says:\n\n>I have no doubt that this will enrich me more about the heritage & current developments on arts and culture of Canada. Again, merci.\n\nMore details about Canoo, can be found here: https:\/\/www.icc-icc.ca\/site\/program\/canoo\/. \nCanoo is free to download on Google Play and the App Store\n\n\n_This post has been updated with new information on 2019\/06\/26_","content_fr":"","should_publish_at":null,"published_at":"2013-05-29 12:00:00","first_published_at":null,"deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2019-06-26 10:36:41","updated_at":"2019-10-04 18:02:58","thumbnail_file_id":null,"featured_at":null,"is_featured":false,"is_published":true,"should_publish":false,"status":"published","pivot":{"post_category_id":9,"post_id":23}}" style="scroll-snap-align: start;">