Friday, 1 March 2013
Writing has always been something that really interests me. Even when I was very young I enjoyed writing poetry and I was an avid reader (and still am) and I knew that what I wanted to do with my life is write. I had initially entered University intending to complete a journalism career, however after hearing the Head Teacher say that few of the people in the year would actually make it to become journalists (and that the pay was bad), I made the very small (or big?) switch to Public Relations.
I have still found time to do writing on the side which I think makes it even better because it's now a hobby rather than a requirement. I studied Literature at University and have been able to do lots of different writing through my role as Public Relations Specialists for a number of not-for-profit organisations. I have big aims to one day write a few fiction novels (I have two ideas already in the working but wow is hard to actually get the writing flow going).
In the past I have done a few articles for blogs about different topics, and I was a freelance writer for a disability magazine (Link Disability Magazine) through which I wrote about fashion for people with disability. My main interests that have been present throughout my writing for publications and online has always been about fashion, health and culture - thus the contents of my blog. I am hoping to branch out into travel later this year when I go on my big trip - more on the plans for this later.
Just recently I have had the amazing opportunity to intern for an art and style journal, frank, an initiative of international fashion magazine The Genteel. As part of my internship I have been given the chance to start contributing as a writer for the magazine. This has been an amazing experience for me and I have appreciated all that I am learning through the process.
My first article was published recently in The Genteel which is so exciting, I am so happy to be able to share it with you. The article explores the effects of climate change on the fashion industry. Inspired by the effects that Nemo had on the designers, stylists, media, bloggers and fashionistas that made their way to New York Fashion Week, I wanted to find out and share just what the industry was facing as a result of high winds, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and all other extreme weather that seem to be becoming more and more a part of our lives.
Check out the article by visiting www.thegenteel.com/articles/society/fashion-in-uncharted-weather.
Stay tuned. I have a lot more writing plans ahead. As well as producing more articles for The Genteel, I will be starting to massage out my two novel ideas and hopefully one day you will see my face in bookshops around the world. BIG DREAMS!