As a female blogger I figured it’s only right I celebrate International Women’s Day with a new post. I could have stuck with watching Supernatural and making far-off travel plans in bed, but figured there’s no better way than to share a few inspiring fellow women, some of whom I know in real life…
Ellie, The Wonder of Whisky – I know Ellie from way back, but since we left school she’s moved up to Scotland and started her own adventure in the world of whisky and wine. She’s full of passion and determination; she’s already doing tastings and is on her way to owning her own jazz and whisky bar. On its opening night I’ll be the first in the queue, ready for dancing and drams.
Arabella McIntyre-Brown, author, A Stake in Transylvania – I stayed with Arabella in Romania for a work exchange in 2015. She lives in a rural, beautiful part of the country, in a house she and her various volunteers have built over the last few years. Her decision and journey to change her life and move to Transylvania is something I really admire, and would love to follow in my own adventure one day.
Tiffany Coates, Tiffany’s Travels – Tiffany has biked her way across four continents and 200,000 miles, making her mark in the stereotypically ‘man’s world’ of motorcycle touring. She’s the ultimate icon for female empowerment, and has some epic stories from her travels in every corner of the world.
Vita, Vita Sleigh Illustration – I follow Vita partly for her artwork, and partly for her inspiring fight against animal cruelty, voiced through her events, protests and illustrations. She takes part in demonstrations, and talks at various events and campaigns, while sharing her fabulous vegan meals on social media.
Dulcie, That Festival Life – Dulcie’s Instagram and blog is filled to the brim with festivals, glitter and travel – three of my favourite things. She is a self-confessed ‘festival floozy’ and runs a festival stall and online business, Dulcie’s Feathers, selling handmade headdresses. I love following other women getting out there, never taking no for an answer and making their dream a reality.
“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious – or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution.” – Naomi Wolf