November 5, 2018

“I’ve found the value of my voice and the importance in using it.”

Portrait of Carin Moffat
Carin Moffat

Introducing Carin

Carin Moffat is a producer, writer, and actress. She is the co-founder of Light The Girl Productions. LTG is a production company committed to creating the new standard of women in film and television in front and behind the camera. Promoting strong female-driven content from a diverse and inclusive perspective. Currently, they are developing their first feature film from the adaptation of the award-winning novel, “Everything Beautiful is not Ruined”

Carin is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and continued her studies in New York at the Neighbourhood Playhouse. She has been acting on stage, television, and film for over 20 years. She is currently living in Toronto.

What would you say has been the biggest shift in your life since turning 40?

There have been A LOT of shifts, but the biggest one I’ve experienced since entering my forties is the desire to make a difference. I’ve found the value of my voice and the importance in using it. I believe many of my shifts have come from the gift of being a parent, especially to a daughter. Healthier boundaries and taking better care of myself have helped to strengthen my confidence. That confidence is what I needed to fearlessly contribute to the world around me.

When do you feel you are most powerful?

I feel most powerful when I am being creative. I love storytelling and the ability to make people feel and experience new things and worlds. When I am developing a script, creating a show, making a film, it’s all about connecting with people. It can be quite collaborative which is very electric. It’s a time that is full of infinite possibility and that is incredibly exciting and powerful. 

What are the top 3 most important things to you right now?

Top three would be being a mother, taking care of myself (which definitely includes having some fun), and my relationships with my friends and family.

How do you make sure your actions are aligned with what’s most important to you?

I find it happens pretty innately but when I’m not aligned or out of balance I just don’t feel good and I know what I have to do to course correct.

What seeds are you planting today for the future?

The projects that I am developing will hopefully empower and make women feel more seen and celebrated. I would also say my relationship with my daughter has me always thinking about the future too.

What advice would you give someone who is interested in redesigning midlife?

It’s never too late to start something you want to do, EVER. You can feel the empowerment and joy that come from doing what you love even if it’s a small part of your day. You don’t have to make a career change to have this in your life but you do have to spend some part of each day doing whatever it is that makes you feel alive. It will be one of the greatest gifts you give yourself and the people around you.

How can people connect with you and your work?

Visit our Light the Girl website!

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