Riot Grrrrrls

 

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“When you meet a woman who is intimidatingly witty, stylish, beautiful and professionally accomplished, befriend her. Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better.” ~ Ann Friedman

God knows right now, in the wake of Brexit, the American election race, the sharp rise in hate crimes in the UK, Michael Gove‘s fleshy bottom lip and all the horror going on in the world (from Iraq to the USA), that we need a little reminder that life is not fucked up or all bad.

Things they are a changing but the fundamental elements of what makes life beautiful still remain, we just need to take a moment and believe it. With this in mind, I’ve decided to enlist the help of my very favourite gal pals and writers to ramp up the positivity around here. You see how generous I am with the sharing? Although technically, my collaborators will be doing all the work, so really they’re the generous ones.

My plan is, over the next couple of months to share a weekly post by one of these remarkable women. Many of these writers are actually you, dear readers, and some of you know of one other already which warms my cockles.

My brief on this project was laid back:

It should be empowering, perhaps about how you stay positive, your views on feminism/body positivity/*insert topical buzz word here* – that sort of thing or anything really than inspires you.

Could I be any more vague?

Failing that, you can honestly contribute anything, a favourite recipe, a post about a crush you have, I’m easy. I just want to hear your voice and share it with my minimal readership – in other words, pretend you’re writing a post only likely to be read by yourself and my mum, my biggest fan!

(Hello Mum!)

I’m really excited about this because I know you’re in for a treat. I’ve already read a few ideas from my first guest and she is the flaps (not nuts, flaps). So I hope you will join me in showing her love when she makes her A Voluptuous Mind debut.

Let’s get the PMA flowing, remind ourselves that hate will never win and be fucking fabulous at the same time!

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Do you want to be involved? If so, I want you! ❤

If I haven’t already emailed you and you like the idea, why not sling me an email (on the contact form on the About page). I’d love to hear from you!

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16 Replies to “Riot Grrrrrls”

  1. This is such a brilliant idea, and I’m in the process of writing a post!
    I tried to do it earlier, but last week sucked so much ass that it was the most depressing existential pity party you’ve ever seen. This week WILL be better, and at the very least I can remind myself that I’m not anywhere near Cleveland for the RNC. I’m just obsessively watching Colbert/Trevor Noah coverage of it. Totally a great idea.

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  2. Yes it will be better! I’m sorry about what is happening to the US, it’s small comfort to know that both our countries are going to the dogs! At least we have each other right? And beautiful Trevor Noah, of course…

    Hurrah for the post, I’m stoked for it. I’ve got you a slot to be published in, will be Wednesday 3rd August, is that cool? You can send it to me or save it as a draft here where I can pick it up. I’ll add a bio and a thumbnail to it but everything else is you!

    Hang in there, kitty ❤

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