The A Playful Day podcast makes visible those moments in every day life that define and shape us. In each fortnightly episode, I feature conversations with special guests that reflect on their passions, motivations and identity. From the very start, A Playful Day has been somewhere to collect thoughts and document things that bring us inspiration and strength. If we could sit and share coffee for an hour together, this is what it might sound like.
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My guest today is Tara Beth who runs a wedding photography business, Tara Beth Photography. Tara specialises in LGBTQIA and destination weddings and her passion for love and acceptance show. Tara also hosts a visibility project that she is calling ‘The Q Project’, aimed at busting stereotypes of the queer community.
For the A Playul Day podcast this month, I’m sharing two conversations about work life balance and staying true to your identity. In this first conversation, we’re dispelling the myth of ‘having it all’. You’re going to hear 3 mother’s discussing the conflict of career, identity and their evolving role as carers.
Today’s podcast guests are Jonna and Sini, the co-founders of Laine Magazine. Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine that celebrates natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and beautiful, simple things in life.This is a magazine that inspires knitters but also contains lifestyle pieces like city guides, delicious recipes and feature interviews. Laine Magazine is enriched with all of Jonna and Sini's passions as photographers, story tellers and knitters.
Today, I’m sharing a conversation with Alexandra Cameron, a photographer based here in the UK whose work I discovered in 2017 and instantly fell in love with. She shares beautiful images but also powerful captions that explore issues really central to the experience of feeling like a woman and being a woman. I was hooked.
In this first interview since the relaunch of the podcast, I'm sharing a conversation with teacher and podcaster, Ani Lee. You can find Ani online as Close Knit, a catch all term that she uses to encompass her teaching and creative pursuits. In this conversation we touch on body image, shame, privilege, using creative pursuits to process emotions, intersectionality, activism vs self care, and how Ani is trying to navigate her way between noticing struggles that need to be fought whilst not being paralysed by it.