The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Kristabel Plummer

This month's podcast guest is Kristabel Plummer, the writer and creator behind  the fashion, travel & lifestyle blog iwantyoutoknow.

“It’s ok to be figuring stuff out. It’s ok to be a bit awkward. It’s ok to not know what you’re doing” - Kristabel Plummer

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Learning to Occupy Space

Today, it happened. Today was the day I stopped feeling nothing but fear for my daughter and I felt a surge of hope. It was proper fire-in-the-belly-she-is-gonna-be-just-fine hope. Five years of gritting my teeth, hoping against hope I was saying enough, trying hard not to breed fear, I saw my daughter's strength and her eyes wide open to the world. 

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Guest Post: Defining my Own Identity

Today, I am sharing the words of guest contributor Daki who is exploring her sense of identity as a woman of colour by adding her own definition: an 'Interbeing'. This might be a definition that you relate to or something you find challenging. We will be exploring different contributors' approaches to navigating their own understanding of identity with each of these posts. 

Each guest piece will be shared with the intention of creating a safe space in which the contributor defines and uses labels that feel right to them.  I encourage you to read Daki's story with an open heart and if you have an identity story to share, I would love to give it a home here. Drop me your idea via hello@aplayfulday.com. 

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In Praise of the Handmade Sweater

On the whole, I'm anti-resolution because to be honest, life is just too short to setting myself up for disappointment as an annual event. However, if you were thinking about taking up a new hobby, perhaps leaning towards a little crafting, may I make a strong case here for knitting yourself a sweater?

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The APD Podcast: In Conversation with Alexandra Cameron

Today, I’m sharing a conversation with Alexandra Cameron, a photographer based here in the UK whose work I discovered in 2017 and instantly fell in love with. She shares beautiful images but also powerful captions that explore issues really central to the experience of feeling like a woman and being a woman. I was hooked.

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To my Daughter: On Preparing

The cold today makes my fingers ache and my kettle is going to weep if I switch it on one more time. To my left sits a journal full of to do lists and a pencil dropped momentarily, mid tick. On my right are boxes and packing tape. It’s time we left our cottage tucked into the Purbeck hills and headed North. We leave in just under two weeks.

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