Interview with renowned photographer Anita Corbin.
Welcome back to Creative Lives, a feature which shares the experiences of inspiring men and women leading exactly that: creative lives. This series is dedicated to those working in the media and the arts, creating, communicating, touching and transforming. In this interview, I'm speaking to the uber-talented celebrity hairstylist Jason Collier, someone whom I also have the pleasure of calling a great friend too.
Doubt, it's easy to let it overcome you and eat you up, isn't it? But you mustn't let it.
Digital Mums currently have an empowering #workthatworks campaign in full swing supporting women with social media marketing training and they asked me to share my own freelance tips with them. Last night, they brought a hugely inspiring TED Talk by Emma Barnett, Women's Editor of the Telegraph to my attention, on the importance of ambition, and the influences that negate or hinder ambition for women, mostly silent and deadly forces too that stop ambition and goals and new careers in their tracks.
It's so easy in life to be constantly chasing dreams, and believe me, I'm a big believer in dreaming big, working hard, and simply going for 'it' whatever 'it' might be, but recently I've had a little shift in thinking...
Recently, I've noticed a fair few people remark on how confident I am, or at least appear to be (it was mentioned several times at Blog Camp where I spoke recently, with many asking me how they could become more confident when it comes to going on camera or making their blog their business and I receive a lot of emails on the subject too.
For those who follow this blog know, the last few years or more have seen me become a full time professional blogger.
Today I'm curating the Story of Mum online tour. The concept is that as a curator, I select an image from one of the stills from the Story of Mum Gallery that speaks to me and I contribute something myself.
I've been meaning to blog for ages now but well, life has gotten in the way. I'm sorry guys. I will try harder next time I promise! It's just I got back from being on set last month for the first time since maternity leave ended, and since we wrapped it's been busy, busy, busy with tv meetings and of course lots of fun times with my 14 month old, settling back into life in my hometown of Leeds after 11 years away and all that comes between. It's been an incredible ride.