Tag Archive: inspiration

February 6, 2015 - Written by:

Throw Away Your Television! (Or at Least Your Mobile for an Hour).

Couple Texting

When I was in 6th Form, Miss Cook told her class that she didn’t have a telly. You can imagine the horrified gasps of fifteen Fresh Prince-obsessed girls echoing around the classroom. But this had given one of my schoolmates, Sarah, an idea – as a self-confessed telly addict, she would attempt to give up her favourite shows for two... Read the rest of this post...


January 5, 2015 - Written by:

‘Go Out, Do Your Thing, Don’t Look Back’: An Interview with Audrey the Artist


I first met Audrey when I was on the search for an artist to collaborate with on our new ebook Smash it!.  I immediately connected with her work. I mean, I couldn’t stop talking about it – these wacky pictures of girls with swirls of colour on their faces – there was just something so emotive about her style. You gotta know something about Audrey:... Read the rest of this post...


November 18, 2014 - Written by:

Sometimes We Just Need To Shake It Off, Taylor Swift Style

Dance Like There's Nobody Watching

It’s been a tough couple of weeks –  I’m incredibly homesick (something my nomadic mindset found very hard to deal with!), the weather has been so vile and I work so many hours that my nature-loving, mountain-climbing self has been bound by four walls for what seems like eternity. There have been tears, lots of tears, and there has been a significant... Read the rest of this post...


November 10, 2014 - Written by:

Careers & Creating Your Own Path: A Chat with… Adam Bradford [VIDEO]


Do you need to go to university? How important is a mentor? What’s the most common mistake that young people make in business?  We chat with Adam Bradford, mentor at UnLtd, entrepreneur, managing director of UnITe Computing and ambassador for the Peter Jones Academy on his personal struggles and his top business advice. Oh yeah, and what brings him a lil’... Read the rest of this post...


October 16, 2014 - Written by:

Black History Month: Shouldn’t this be something we ALL learn about?


October is Black History Month, but until now it hasn’t really something I’ve given much thought to before. I’m sure I probably did some lessons in school on it, but I can’t really remember it. When I think about Black History Month, I think of well-known figures such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. I have probably heard... Read the rest of this post...


October 9, 2014 - Written by:

Dialogue for Democracy: Why Hong Kong’s Protestors Stand for Freedom


In the past couple of weeks, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protestors have appeared everywhere on the internet and as front-page news – and they have succeeded in winning the hearts and minds of the world. This is the largest scale protest Hong Kong and China have seen in years and it has been a surprise to those who are used to regarding... Read the rest of this post...


June 1, 2014 - Written by:

Dare to Make a Difference: Remembering Maya Angelou


Thursday morning, America lost one of its treasures. The voice of Maya Angelou has been the song of hope for so many women and men throughout a socially and economically turbulent century that saw changes no one thought possible. Now, at the end of her life, we all remember how one woman survived rape, teenage pregnancy, countless occupations, and constant... Read the rest of this post...


May 12, 2014 - Written by:

Where Did You Come From, Where Will You Go?


When I booked tickets to head home for the long Easter weekend, I was looking forward to taking a ‘breather’ – I hadn’t left the big city in over 3 months and missed the countryside. So besides baking, drinking ridiculous amounts of tea and hanging out with my family, I took a long bike ride, went for two woodland walks... Read the rest of this post...