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Tayla Parx Launches Songwriting Camp Focused On Self-Care
Burnout in the workplace is a serious threat for both employers and employees. But what about independent creatives? A new songwriting camp launched by Tayla Parx, aptly titled Burnout, tackles these issues, focusing on meditiation, mindfulness and healthy eating for creatives.
Parx has penned huge hits, such as Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next," and received a GRAMMY nomination for her work on Janelle Monaé's Dirty Computer. Now, she seeks to empower creatives with tools for better mental health and maintaining balance in a highly competitive industry.
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“Around 20 years old, 21, [I was] saying, ‘Yo, I’m writing all of these songs, and most people don’t even care,’” Parx told Billboard. “‘They don’t care how hard I work, they don’t care how little sleep I get. They just care that I get the job done.’”
Parx built Burnout using much of her own money and made an effort to, "Include songwriters from a variety of genres and backgrounds and with varying levels of professional experience."
The first Burnout camp will take place Oct. 9-12 in Brookly, and subsequent camps are already being planned in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, Stockholm, Toronto and Seoul, all with the aim of fostering perspective, balance and self-care for creatives.
"Creatives I think are looking out for each other more than ever right now," she said. "It’s definitely refreshing."