IWD 2020: Events worth attending

In the spirit of sisterhood, I'm shedding light on all the wonderful events happening across the Midlands for International Women's Day 2020. This is not an exhaustive list and likely to be added to over the next few days. Thank you to the Queens who sent me their details for the purpose of this blog post. #IWD 2020 International Women's Day In Conversation With Your Purpose Saturday 7th March 2020 Click here for more information and to book your ticket. Queens Counsel Sunday 8th March 2020 Click here for more information and to book your ticket. InspireHer presents: Network…

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Queens Counsel

Behind every strong woman is a tribe of other strong women who have her back... Queens Counsel is the tribe you've been waiting for! About this Event Celebrating sisterhood, friendship and support, Queens Counsel invites you to become part of a movement on International Women's Day. Brought together by good vibes and a passion for life, we've nurtured a strong and powerful friendship over the last five years. The support we've given each other through divorces, childbirth, job changes, mental health and challenges, has been the very thing that has kept us going so far. We believe every sister…

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Room 204

Way back when I had my old blog, long before I deleted it, I was writing post after post on writing. I'd positioned myself as the expert, as the voice of authority, sharing writing tips and wisdom. But towards the end, I began to hate writing for that blog. I hated writing about writing. It felt forced, like a chore that only you can do. Eventually I stopped writing, stopped updating that blog and eventually I deleted it. I'm a writer at my core, always have been and always will be. I don't write for mass audiences, I write…

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Annika Spalding On Writing: An Interview

Opportunities like this can happen to people like you! I had a pretty awesome experience recently. I was invited by the incredible Marverine Cole,to be interviewed on camera by first year Journalism students at Birmingham City University. I spent two hours posing, strutting, holding my books and answering questions. Some had done their research and had viewed my website, scrolled through my IG feed, watched my Youtube videos and even knew about my upcoming event Thrive. I'm thrilled to share with you a video that made the final edit. Planned, directed, filmed and edited by Jardine Kipkorrir and Gomarge…

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March: Event List

March is for Celebrating Women First of all, can you believe it's March already? I'm super excited about International Women's Day, because the whole world joins me in celebrating women. Sure, we do it on other days of the year but I feel boosted by the combined energy and effort throughout March. There's some awesome things going on in aid of International Women's Day/Month, right? I put out a call on social media and requested information about events happening in and near Birmingham throughout March. Thank you to everybody who sent in event details for me to share here.…

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Thrive: A Safe Space for Women

This event is not for the 'gram. It's not for likes or follows or for shows. It's for women who have experienced trauma. It's for vulnerability. It's for sisterhood. Will you be there?

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No More Secrets

If you're a long-term follower of my work, you'll notice the change in my content more recently. I'm sharing more than I've ever shared before. I'm being explicit about my experiences, on social media and here. I'm pouring out my stories of trauma and labelling it as such. Where I was once afraid to speak with this level of conviction, now I am no longer afraid of what has been done to me. No more secrets, no more holding in the things that have hurt me the most. The response I've had from my online communities has been incredible.…

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Manifest

You can find unity in a room full of strangers. I found it at Manifest.

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