Friday 5: How To Survive The School Holidays

I began this series with the intention of doing it every week, but I’ve had a few obstacles thrown my way by the Universe! Anyway, I’ve overcome them in time to write this week’s edition of Friday 5. We’re already two weeks into the school holidays in the UK and I have to wonder: How…

#HearMyVoice – Letting My Inner Child Speak

I’m an Ambassador for an amazing organisation called Free Your Mind. I was first introduced to the founder, Natasha Benjamin, via a mutual friend on Facebook. I was interested in the work she was doing and invited her for a telephone interview for an article I wanted to write. That was way back when I…

I Am A Woman – [OFFICIAL SPOKEN WORD]

I wrote a poem last year that I felt was too powerful to leave alone. The words are so strong, I knew it deserved more than one of my homemade videos. I shared it with a few people, even expressed my desire to film a proper video for it to a videographer who dismissed it…

Songs Of Freedom 2 – [Radio Interview]

Have I spoken to you about Marcia Spence? Let me tell you about this phenomenal woman. A few years ago we made friends of Facebook but never really spoke. I observed that she held a lot of empowering events and she observed as I left an abusive relationship and published my first book. She invited…

Social Media & Chaos: A Calm Perspective

I’m a social media addict. I’ve said it before now and I won’t ever deny it. I realise sometimes that I would benefit from having a break from it and for the most part I do try. This hasn’t happened lately and I feel I had been spending a lot of (unproductive) time online. I…

The Pursuit Of Dreams

I used to have the biggest of dreams but never really felt like I made progress because I wanted everything at once. I was impatient. I disregarded and minimised the relevance of the small things I was doing, not acknowledging that the small steps were still progress. Now? I realise those small steps built a…

Friday 5: How To Unwind Tonight

It’s been a hectic week and maybe you’ve been counting down the hours to the weekend since Friday. I know I have. I’ve reached a week where my energy is drained and I am running low on enthusiasm, and the school run seems extra challenging. I am exhausted! I will definitely be looking at ways…

Embracing Solitude

But right now, I’m on a creative high and all I want is insomnia. LOL. Isn’t that something? I just want to spend more time being awake and undisturbed, focusing on the things that are bringing me a lot of excitement right now.

Something New…

Annika Spalding, writer, empowerment, women, woman, I Am, self love, feminism, womanism, sisterhood, feel good, positive, poetry

Friday 5: How to be true to yourself.

Welcome to the first installment of Friday 5, where I’ll be sharing 5 tips on selected topics that will interest you. Authenticity is a beautiful and courageous thing. Beautiful because embracing your individuality is what will set you apart from the crowd. Courageous because we live in a society that discourages you from who you…

To My Followers, With Love.

The majority of people who follow me are women. Across all social media and in person, it is women I connect with the most. I’m also noticing that single mothers reach out to me a lot. They relate to me because I have children and they see I am strong and get stuff done regardless…