Growing up I was always encouraged to read, my mum would make us sit at the table and read for half an hour a day after doing our homework. As I’ve grown up I’ve tried not forget my love of reading, while my book taste has changed – I now tend to read more stories of inspirational women – my love of escaping into a novel hasn’t changed,
I became a journalist because I never thought I’d be able to write a book. It’s always been a goal of mine, but every time I sit down to try and start writing nothing happens.
Until this year.
In September 2017, Ruby Mae Moore, Editor-in-Chief of Amor Magazine called me to ask if I wanted to be involved in co-editing Amor’s first ever book. A book celebrating inspirational women.
Naturally, of course, I jumped at the opportunity to make my dream come true and combine my love of investigative journalism with my love for the written word. Fast forward 7 months and I’m in my living room with Amor’s 30 Under 30 printed out and sat on my coffee table.
To say it was surreal is an understatement.
On International Women’s Day, we released our book showcasing some amazing international inspirational women. When I sat in my living room and flicked through the final book, I saw in print all my hard work, the late nights, the endless phone calls and emails. It was all worth it.
The book includes the inspirational stories of 30 women under 30, all from different backgrounds to inspire women to follow their goals.