I am writing this today to appeal to every person who has the label 'feminist' in their social media. I'm writing to the women who pose in slogan tshirts to demonstrate their belief in feminism. I am writing to anyone who used the phrase "May we know them, May we be them, May we Raise them" on International Women's Day. Please speak up. Speak in a way that works for you but please, do not fall silent having expressed how you cried at the #hometovote hashtag. Your influence is what is needed on the back of the repeal outcome.Read More
A lot of energy is spent by people on social media, complaining about social media. Have you noticed this? We fight algorithms that don’t help us grow a business. We shout at one another for not living to an unwritten standard that only we define the parameters for. We read meaning into tweets simply not directed at us. We feel bruised by perfection but don’t want to feel miserable at all the reality being shared either. We detox, delete apps, take time out, make rules and lists and goodness me, don’t we all like a group message safe from prying eyes?
And yet, I adore being online.Read More
There are some days when a conversation can be lifesaving. The connections we form with one another as human beings often centre around interactions that leaves us with a warm feeling of being welcomed in. But what about when that conversation isn’t successful? What about when words feel barbed, sensitive and more like being handed a grenade with the pin pulled out?Read More
Perhaps you know the scenario that I'm about to describe. Perhaps you to are already feeling a tight knot forming in your stomach as you anticipate the frequency of it occurring over the coming fortnight or so. Do you know the one?
"How was your Christmas?"Read More
I featured Jade and Dan of Foreadventure some time ago for the podcast and since then, we've been firm friends. Jade and Dan have created a special mix of awe, wonder and practice skills that show the best of all we can enjoy when we step outside our doors and into a little more wild.Read More
Have you had one of those moments recently when, checking in on friend (or those people that you follow and barely know on the internet), that you felt like life was happening elsewhere?
Yeah, me too.Read More
What will your five minutes be that save your sanity? What is it that will make you click back into the place you need when life has left you feeling a little lost? Sometimes that one picture might just be the click you need to make yourself hold on and do it all again.Read More
There's a word that gets used A LOT in marketing, publishing and social media circles right now: INFLUENCER. The magical title bestowed upon those who have the ability to influence the behaviour or opinions of others. Brands want to work with them. Bloggers, Instagrammers and You Tubers want to be known as them.
It's a modern phenomena I'm not entirely at ease with.Read More