Indie Biz for Change: Honest Reflections on our First Campaign

Indie Biz for Change: Honest Reflections on our First Campaign

Indie Biz for Change was set up in direct response to the genocide in Gaza, which escalated after October 7th and became part of a global discourse. Like many individuals, Alex and I wanted to do something practical to raise awareness and ultimately save lives. We put our heads together and came up with the idea of selling digital products in exchange for donations.

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Less freelancing, more activism: Indie Biz for Change

Less freelancing, more activism: Indie Biz for Change

At the start of the year, I made the decision to quit freelancing.

Part of that decision was because showing up and marketing myself just felt gross. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing this for too long, maybe it’s because social media is over-saturated.

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3 Ways to Fit Writing Around Your Full-Time Job

3 Ways to Fit Writing Around Your Full-Time Job

When you’re working a full-time job, following your creative passions almost always take a backseat. You’re probably looking at me, a published author, and thinking - what does she know? She writes for a living! But hear me out. First off - I didn’t start following my...

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Why Chaotic First Drafts are the Secret Sauce

Why Chaotic First Drafts are the Secret Sauce

Have I rewritten this headline twenty times? Of course I have. And did I end up going back to the one I wrote the very first time? Hell yes. This is perfectionism and it’s what we do - because we’re writers. But let me share with you a secret that took me years to...

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I’ve Been Posting Poetry on a Secret Instagram Account

I’ve Been Posting Poetry on a Secret Instagram Account

I’ve been publishing poetry on a secret Instagram account for a while now.   Partly because I’m embarrassed about how new I am to this art form, partly because I feel like an imposter, but mostly, because the idea of showing you my poems is like showing you my...

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Working with the Moon Cycles as a Creative 🌙

Working with the Moon Cycles as a Creative 🌙

I personally get a lot of anxious energy around the full moon, normally with headaches and chronic overthinking about how I’ve acted in the weeks previously (fun!)

Don’t be surprised if this leads to a lot of self-doubt in your creative abilities, fear of rejection or lack of energy as things come to a head. Hopefully, you’ll start to see some of your intentions manifest around this time.

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Why Capitalism is Making You Tired

Why Capitalism is Making You Tired

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how hard it is to rest within the clutches of capitalism. The profit-driven nature of privatised consumerism means that prices are increasing which means I need to earn more money to live. As someone with mental and chronic illness, trying to address trauma and function as a single person going through divorce… I’m just tired.

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