Women Who Create Experiences
08 March 2013
Today is International Women’s Day, a colourful day to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world. There are so many women out there, doing and creating meaningful things. Often I hear their stories, passion and experiences and leaves me inspired do even bigger and for me to think about my own achievements to find my strengths for new ways to develop.
In today’s post I’d like to draw attention to three women who have inspired me in the past, and continue to inspire me daily.
Award-winning Katie Quinn Davies, founder of the delicious food blog whatkatieate.com, has been a wonderful person to follow and a truly inspiring presence in my foodie life. Always making me hungry with her website with truly stunning photography bringing hundreds of thousands of readers/fans from across the world to her graceful dining table. Katie’s a constant source of inspiration, I nearly choked on my egg mayo’ sandwich because I had never seen photos so staggeringly gorgeous, delightfully edgy with grit, and full of things you want to immediately eat and cook! I know for sure I’m not the only one who will log on regularly (to her blog) to find out what Katie will eat next. I’m inspired by her spellbinding approach to fresh ingredients and home cooking.
I’ve was immediately attracted by Fab’s immense passion and enthusiasm for writing letters (yes, old school snail mail). Clearly demonstrating a fascination for old school correspondences and foreign culture – if you’re on Instagram and haven’t stumbled across Fab’s photographs, I would highly recommend you do —>> statigr.am/wreckthisgirl Fab is one of those illustrators who has both depth of knowledge and there’s a whimsical charm and innocence in what she creates. Being a creative person myself I feel so inspired to have met Fab online – it’s important to know people who are hungry to make positive changes in the community/around the world – it encourages me to save room for personal growth.
Mums are wonderful people aren’t they? – well, mine is! I’ve learned so much from her positive work ethics, approach and attractive personality. My mum arrived in the UK not knowing a single word of English. She then started our family food business with my dad not long after my younger brother was born. Having a young family, my parents needed to look for opportunities to sustain a better income and from there, that’s how our family food business began. Mum worked solidly, Monday – Friday opening lunch times and evening; it wasn’t easy – it looked pretty gruesome to be honest, with morning starts from 7am, and Chinese cuisine wasn’t as popular back then as it is now.
The best tip my mum has ever given me is to never be afraid of hard work (she never was); to learn a new skill or gain knowledge can only make us stronger women.
I would love to hear about the inspiring women in your life – please do comment below. Happy Women’s Day!