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Remember that brilliant kid?

So I’m guessing you started life pretty much the same way you did. The little girl me was brilliant. (And cute af too, look at me werking my new homemade dress for Easter!)  I aced exams with ease. I read voraciously. I had musical talent. I loved to learn. Basically I excelled at this school…

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You are more than ordinary

I had moved to London, leaving behind university and an unfinished degree.  I was determined to tell a new story about my life. No longer the nerdy engineer or weird brass band musician, I was going to be a glamourous, sexy dancer.  Working for a big 4 accountants in the heart of the city, I…

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Equality at Sky

I noticed a tweet from Sky corporate The comments are pretty much as you would imagine. A lot of white men saying that people should be employed on merit and positive discrimination is still discrimination. Assuming that all the white men that are in charge got there on merit is just terrifying. There certainly seeems…

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Protecting my creativity
Creativity

I carry my creativity as an injured fledgling found at the foot of a tree.  My family is the cat batting at my hands trying to release the baby bird into their possession. I finally sit at the piano, 36 hours after I promised myself I would be there and the tug of homework help,…

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What I’m reading – Digital Minimalism

I can’t remember now what prompted it but something this week made me realise that I was struggling with how I was using social media. So out of the back of the Kindle pile I dug out Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology. Read on for my review. His central idea…

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What I learned from watching Hamilton

Like most of the world, our house has spent the weekend absorbing the theatrical phenomenon that is Hamilton.  Stories are important. It is certainly an impressive work of theatre.  The music and staging is awesome.  And the central message that Alexander Hamilton (and I challenge you to say that without the musical motif playing in…

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Being brave

She says that she realizes she has been so busy trying to be brilliant and perfect that she has been missing the opportunity to learn, to not know, to make mistakes, and to be on an equal footing with her peers. Speaking as if from the voice of her painting she says, “I am your…

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