We are back and we are better!! Kicking off with April’s latest edition on Inspirational women of the month, we’ve got the lovely Georgia, who I had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying a nice conversation filled with cakes and hot chocolate.
1. Tell me about yourself/what is your brand?
My name is Georgia, I identify as a writer, producer and mental health advocate and founder of world of self care. All of my projects work around the themes of mental health and with the affect of making people feel uplifted and inspired, whether that’s through producing a show which I love the topic of or writing an article about body positivity or about self care; they all work together. My brand world of self care brings people together to explore the themes of mental health and self care and self love through creative art activities, so it might be through making a self care jar or writing a letter to yourself.
2. What fundamental advice would you share with someone ?
Take time out in your week. In your week try and take time out for yourself, not to sit on your phone or watch tv, actually be with yourself and be comfortable sitting in silence with yourself and with your body. That would be my ultimate advice. Be comfortable with being on your own and looking at yourself in the mirror and loving yourself.
3. What is your favourite quote?
I don’t know it off by heart but I know its has to be a Brene Brown one for sure * checks phone*. She’s got so many quotes I love but it has to be ‘’ Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen’’. Because it really does, it takes a lot of courage to speak about yourself and live your truth especially with trauma or things you’ve been through but it starts by showing up and acknowledging it and being honest with yourself and not hiding it.
4. When was the last time you overcame fear and how?
Well I overcame my fear of my photoshoot on Thursday, that was scary. My photoshoot was for Curvy Kate, it was about how you see your body and how your friends see your body and what bit about your body do you like and what you don’t like and it was about exploring that. So we had to wear different types of underwear and it was scary because I’m a size 16 and I got rolls, fat, scars and stretch mark and I got like everything and I am not very comfortable with my body, my boobs get on my nerves sometimes like I love them and I hate them but, I wish I was a different body and I would like compare myself a lot to my friends and I was so scared because it was a shoot and there were makeup artist and cameras and yeah I was scared stripping off in front of these people, like I was so scared. But, as soon as I took off the dressing gown, I felt at peace. I felt so confident and that just came from me acknowledging how I feel and being like ‘ you know what, no anxiety! I am not listening to you today.
*We had a moment where we started discussing our favourite parts of our bodies*
5. Who are you inspired by?
Erm, I am inspired by a lot of people but I’m also inspired by myself. *laugh* I’ll start with the people. I am inspired by people like Grace Victory, Sonny Turner, Oprah, Brene Brown and also my mentor Sade Brown. Just amazing people who’ve started stuff out of nothing. But, I am also inspired by myself because of how far I have come and like I dropped out of school at 14 and I was really depressed and ill and started self harming and now I am doing a degree and I got my own brand so, I look at where I was and I’m like wow! I’m inspired by you. So I’m inspired by my old self.
6. What advice would you give your future self?
I’ll tell my future self to slow the fuck down! I’m trying to think, I am only 20 and I’m like I need to do this, I need to do that, I need to get married at this age or I need to have my business plan by this age but I need to slow down, like everything going to turn out fine in the end and you just need to love yourself more because it’s a struggle that we face…Even though on Instagram and Twitter I give out self care advice, it is a struggle; some days I feel completely shit and I can’t get out of bed but, it’s ok and just be fine with that and love myself for it and love my body like my body is not going to be the same one day to the next; one week I will be bigger than the next and in 5 years time I could be really big or really skinny like whatever! my body changes, I am a women. I just need to carry on loving myself.
7. What is one thing you’re most proud of?
I am most excited for the self care festival that I’m going to produce and I’m just excited about myself and like taking over the world *laugh* It’s got to a point where I do feel comfortable with myself and I’m excited to grow even more so that I can inspire other people and be more confidence in living their best selves.
8. Where can we find you?
A massive thank you to Georgia for participating in the April edition 🙂
Stay Grounded X