Before I dive into the answer to this -very good! - question, here is a piece I wrote about what book coaching is and how it is beneficial to writers. So, does every writer need a book coach then? Some may say 'YES!' because our work helps writers in so many different ways. But I… Continue reading Do You Need A Book Coach?
Let me tell you how scared I was when I started sharing my voice after years of silence and invisibility – and how amazing it felt doing it anyway! Historically I have struggled with showing up for myself. In all honesty, I only have been able to do so since a year or two when… Continue reading Sharing Our Voice Is Scary, Isn’t It?
I believe stories change the world, because stories have the ability to have a major impact on their readers. Reading about experiences outside of yourself creates empathy and understanding for situations you were not familiar with before. Reading about your own lived experience makes you feel seen and understood. This in turn helps you gain… Continue reading Why We Must Unsilence Our Voices
As I continue on my journey as a book and spoonielife coach, I feel that for you to be able to trust me with your stories, you need to know I trust you with mine. Each of us consists of thousands of different stories, millions. Today I tell you about the one that has shaped… Continue reading A Brief (Her)Story of Me
If teenage me could see me now, she’d be amazed. Two decades on and I run my own business in which I make a difference to people. I have great friends. Get to experience amazing things. And above all: I life a fulfilling life despite my long list of illnesses and daily symptoms. How I… Continue reading Empower Your Spoonie Self!
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou I never saw myself reflected on TV or in books. A chubby small-town girl who liked to read and write didn’t really get much airtime on TV. Still doesn’t. Not to mention if that girl develops a chronic illness. And then another. And… Continue reading A Plea to Make Room for Chronic Illness Stories in Popular Culture
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou This piece first appeared on my author website on 12 November 2020. Reposted here with slight amendments. I never saw myself reflected on tv or in books. A chubby small town girl who liked to read didn’t really get much airtime on tv. Still… Continue reading A Plea For Showing Disability in Art