I can’t quite believe I’m typing this, but today sees the launch of the paperback of The Charmed Life of Alex Moore - with a BRAND NEW COVER featuring *sparkly silver bits* ✨
To celebrate, PanMacmillan and I are running a UK tour of The Success Monologues, featuring honest and inspiring stories from a diverse group of women in each city about how they’ve overcome their own self-limiting beliefs and redefined the meaning of success. I’d love to see you there, so do check out the locations and speakers below and click on the links to book.
On Monday 25th February in Nottingham I will be joined by:
Mirriam Mutanda - an asylum seeker housed by Nottingham Arimathea Trust, Miriam has been seeking asylum for 13 years. More importantly, Mirriam is a poet, an avid reader - and an extraordinarily wise and inspiring person.
Lucy Burrow - the president of the Nottingham City Women's Institute, Lucy formed the group early in 2009 with other likeminded twentysomethings eager to share skills, meet new people and have some fun. Since then, City WI has grown into a large and friendly community for women of all ages.
Eleanor Field - a Nottingham-based theatre designer and artist who has worked on a variety of projects for theatre, opera and dance across the UK. Last year, with fellow designer Laura Cordery, she created a living drawing project, ‘A Pageant On Paper’, which celebrated the lives of nearly 200 successful women, past and preset. She also helps to run the female-focused The Party Somewhere Else theatre festival in Nottingham. Twitter: @EleanorMField
On Tuesday 26th February in Manchester I will be joined by:
Lauren Coulman - CEO and Social Impact Strategist at Noisy Cricket, Lauren helps build people-powered movements to bring collective voices together to create equality. Writer for Forbes, campaigner for Free to Be Ok platform, and featured on Northern Power Women Future List, Lauren is dedicated to causes that will ensure social impact and change. Twitter: @LaurenCoulman
Jo Morfee - Co-Founder of InnovateHer - a extra curriculum programme designed to inspire and empower younger girls, and Director of Liverpool Girl Geeks - supporting those who seek careers in the tech industry. Jo is passionate about changing the status quo in tech sector to create a more balanced and diverse workforce. Twitter: @JoMorfee / Instagram: @jogirlgeek
Vimla Appadoo - one of the instigators behind SheSays MCR, a platform helping women in digital and creative industries further their careers, facilitating change through design thinking at FutureGov. Vimla was voted as a Northern Power Woman Top 50 Future Leader. Twitter: @ThatGirlVim
Dior Bediako - Founder of Pepper Your Talk and The Junior Network, platforms that support and educate the next generation of fashion creatives. After leaving a lucrative position at Burberry, Dior set about creating a space for young fashion professionals to help them find their feet in an industry renowned for its competitiveness. Twitter: @DiorRnCBediako / Instagram: @diorrichnconnected
Charlotte Instone - Founder and CEO of Know The Origin, the Fairtrade, organic fashion label, ranked as EthicalConsumers top ethical fashion brand October 2017. Charlotte is passionate about ensuring transparency in the fashion industry; a true trailblazer and force to be reckoned with. Twitter: @Lottieinstone / Instagram: @charlotteinstone
Alice Sparks - Founder at Invisible Manchester, a social enterprise that works with people who have been affected by homelessness and trains them to become walking tour guides. Sharing real stories of homelessness helps to raise awareness about what it actually means to be homeless and encourages people to look at the streets differently. Twitter: @InvisibleMcr / Instagram: @alice_spooks
On Wednesday 27th February in Leeds I will be joined by:
Lucy Sheridan - the world’s first and only Comparison Coach, Lucy is a Hay House author and life coach who specialises in helping her clients come to grips and deal with the compare and despair cycle, symptomatic of heightened social media use. Twitter: @lucysheridan / Instagram: @lucysheridan
Lou Kirby - blogger and Founder of Woman Ready - an online community to help inspire, support and empower us to be the women we want to be, while also talking about the issues that face women today. Twitter: @WomanReadyBlog / Instagram: WomanReadyBlog
Kimberly Robinson - mental health activist, visual artist and founder of Keep Real - a social enterprise supporting better mental health in all communities. Twitter: @kimmykeepreal / Instagram: @kimmykeepreal
Natasha Sayce-Zelem - Head of Technology for Digital Service at Sky and Founder of Empowering Women with Tech. Natasha has many strings to her bow and has been instrumental in opening up the opportunities for women in Leeds and nationally, so that they can carve out successful careers in digital, technology and science fields. Twitter: @unharmonic
Laura Wellington - designer and entrepreneur behind one of Habitat's most iconic designs of the past 50 years. Co-Founder of creative hub Duke Studios and The Big Disco, Laura has been at the heart of numerous initiatives re-shaping and evolving the design and culture of Leeds. Twitter: @LauraWelli / Instagram: @laurawelli
And on Thursday 28th February in Orkney I will be joined by:
Caroline Wickham Jones - archaeologist, consultant and author of a book about submerged landscapes around the British Isles. Caroline says “coming to Orkney has been a good move for me, though I started digging here years ago….It was the internet that allowed me to move here…”.
Lizza Hume - Co-founder of contemporary textiles business Hume Sweet Hume with her sister Jenna. Lizza creates an exclusive range of interior and fashion accessories, inspired by the pristine environment of the remote island of Westray. Twitter @Hume_Sweet_Hume
Lena Lewis - once described by a local newspaper as a 'Woman in a Man's World', former Company Director Lena is a keen amateur dramatist and tap dancer. Born in London in 1930, she now lives in Orkney with her African Grey parrot.
If you can’t make any of the dates, never fear - we’re also creating a podcast to accompany the tour, so keep your eyes peeled on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook so you can catch up on all the honest, inspiring, goosebumpy goodness.
Hope to see you there, and in the meantime - keep fighting for your best possible Story x