I had a realisation today: I’ve been completely self obsessed for the last month. To be fair, it’s because I’ve been studying hard and rehearsing for gigs – but that’s no excuse. When I first had the idea of creating a blog I knew in the back of my mind what I really wanted to write about: social/environmental issues and causes that I care deeply about. I wanted to dedicate time to raising money for my favourite charities and to use my blog as a platform to raise awareness and have a voice.
I decided ‘I’ll start off with fashion’ as, I’ll be honest, I was terrified that if I used my voice it would just be shouted down by a louder and more aggressive one. Screw it. I now realize that my voice is just as important as anyone else’s. That I should write about the things that I have cared about for my entire life and not try to write about topics that I’m not really interested in for the sake of playing it safe.
So this is me using my voice for the first time. Genuinely and unedited. I’m not even going to proofread this because I don’t want this post to be anything other than completely from the heart.
So from now on I’ll be using my twitter, my instagram, and, most importantly, this blog to finally use my voice and write about what I believe in.
I’ll still be writing about music. I’ll still be writing about film. But from now on I’m pledging to myself that I’m going to be open, honest, and genuine in every post I wrote. No more faux-over-the-top positivity. If I’m going to do this I’m going to do it right.
I’ll be back in a couple of days with some new blog posts, plus an update of the 500 film challenge. There are so many amazing people using their voices and platforms right now, and I want to take the first step in working towards being even just 10% as brilliant as they are.
Thanks for reading.