Introducing The Camera Confidence Toolkit by Melanie Clark Pullen
I was having major impostor syndrome, my friends. I was having a conversation with a potential new client for my Camera Confidence one to one and she sounded soooo together. She was telling me about her business and how it’s been flourishing and how she was ready to take it to the next level and …
13 years. We’re into the teens now. When the 10th one passed I was marvelling at a decade without her. Now it’s another milestone. Of a sort. My mother, Tricia, died this day 13 years ago from cancer. It wasn’t breast cancer. Sadly, the genetic mutation I inherited that put me at such high …
As part of Women Aloud NI’s online festival of literature over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of April 2020, I had the great privilege to do a reading of an excerpt from my novel Sound the Depths. Here is the video of the event and for more of the wonderful writers of Northern …
INTRODUCTION TO THE DESIRE MAP
Based on the best-selling book The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte
You want it.
Aspiring. Hoping. Reaching. So you make a plan to get it. The bucket list. To-do lists. Objectives. Goals.
You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a feeling you hope the goal will give you. So what if you first get clear on how you actually want to feel in your life, and then set your intentions? Game-changer.
Created by Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map is a tool for holistic living. It puts your Core Desired Feelings at the heart of your goal setting and life planning. And it all begins with YOUR FEELINGS.
Want a taste? Introduction to The Desire Map is a five-day digital exploration in identifying your deepest desires. It’s the first part of the Desire Mapping process.
Desire to Feel Better? Ya, you do.
“Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerful thing you can do with your life.”
— Danielle LaPorte, Author & Speaker
I started a podcast back in 2016 before podcasting was a ‘thing’. I wanted to hear the stories of women like me who were creative and who had something to say but weren’t being heard on a broader platform. So I started asking people I knew to chat with me.
I launched Strut and Bellow The Podcast on International Women’s Day in 2016 at a Waking the Feminists event in Dublin. I uploaded an episode a week for 6 weeks and and then more intermittently over the following year.
When I moved to Northern Ireland and found myself in the midst of a vibrant creative community I had the idea to start doing video interviews every week and called the Shout Out Fridays. I’d always had the intention to upload the audio from these chats to the podcast but didn’t manage to do it until recently.
I’m relaunching the podcast soon with a line up of really great women and discussing issues of creativity, empowerment and womanhood. For now, please enjoy the conversations I’ve had over 4 years and also be sure to check out the links to the women themselves and see where they are now.
All the audio and video conversations are here on this page.
Also please consider subscribing on iTunes or SoundCloud. If you could leave a review as well, that’d be awesome.
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Episode 1 – Noni Stapleton – actress and writer
Episode 2 – Roisín O’ Farrell – artist
Episode 3 – Charlotte Darbyshire – choreographer and dance film maker
Episode 4 – Lian Bell – set designer, arts manager and founder of Waking the Feminists
Episode 5 – Heather Mc Kay – artist and illustrator
Episode 6 – Aoife Spillane Hinks – theatre director
Episode 7 – Susan Bracken – actress
Episode 8 – Cara Augustenborg – climate scientist and activist
Episode 9 – Amanda Coogan – artist
Episode 10 – Angela Josephine – Musician and artist
Episode 11 – Mel Wiggins – writer and activist
Episode 12 – Janine Boyd – photographer
Episode 13 – Lucy Pearce – writer and artist
Episode 14 – Nandi Jola – a conversation from February 2018 when we were working together on The Vagina Monologues at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Episode 15 – Amy de Bhrún – a conversation from March 2018 when Amy was crowdfunding for her play I SEE YOU, which subsequently premiered that summer in Theatre Upstairs, Dublin before going on a national tour.
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Whether on stage or on set, I’m at my most ‘me’ when I’m playing someone else. I’ve been privileged to work with some amazing artists on wonderful projects.
My career was launched in 1997 with a year and a half in the cast of the BBC’s EastEnders. It was a baptism of fire in more ways than one. It was the best training in screen acting I could have hoped for. This was followed by various gigs in TV but one favourite was getting to be a Cookson Lady in the mini-series A Dinner of Herbs. Catherine Cookson was a prolific writer from the North East of England and the TV adaptations were beloved in my home as it was were half my family came from. So getting to by Mary Ellen and spend three months in my ‘other’ home of Durham was a joy.
A theatre highlight was playing Perdita in Nick Hytner’s production of The Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in London. Despite my lack of formal training, Hytner gave me the opporuntity to learn guerrilla style from great theatre actors like Deborah Findlay, Julian Wadham, Alex Jennings and Claire Skinner. I was coached by the formidable voice teacher Patsy Rodenberg. It was one of the most glorious summers of my life.
More recently, playing the wife of DI John Bacchus in Inspector George Gently over a few years was great fun. Once again it was a chance to work at ‘home’ in the North East, though I was cast when they shot the series in Ireland. Getting to share a screen with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby was a real treat.