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Letter to my Younger Self

Miz Melly/ November 24, 2020/ Uncategorized

‘And when the tsunami hits, you’ll be knocked off your feet, blindsided, while at the same time believing that this is everything you deserved. You’re a good girl but not good enough and therefore, you deserve to suffer. You believe your greatest sin is to want more even as your heart aches for it.’

The Tsunami of Self-Doubt

Miz Melly/ August 9, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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 she wanted me to help

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Anniversary

Miz Melly/ May 23, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

  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 risk and eventually manifested as

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An excerpt from Sound the Depths….

Miz Melly/ April 30, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

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 Ireland be sure to head

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Nancy Falkow McBride RIP

Miz Melly/ January 8, 2020/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

  I’m writing this in the wee small hours the night before I go to hospital to have surgery. I’m going to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction and also have my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. It’s almost a year to the day that I was diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. I’ve had two surgeries, 6 rounds

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A Woman of Influence Manifesto

Miz Melly/ March 8, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Happy International Woman’s Day 2019 I thought about writing something simple and profound but my friend Mel Wiggins has done it far more eloquently so I’m just going to leave this here. You can download the free A5 print here

The Year of the Wolf

Miz Melly/ January 21, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Hello and happy new year! As you may know, I’m following yoga teacher and Celtic spirituality guide Mari Kennedy on an online journey through the Celtic Calendar over the next 12 months. The journey began at Samhain (end of October) which is the Celtic new year and which impresses upon us that the new always starts in the dark that

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Giving the finger to New Year’s Resolutions

Miz Melly/ December 31, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

It’s December 31st and I woke up this morning with a vague feeling of panic that I haven’t made any resolutions, or properly plotted out my intentions for the new year or done a vision board, or cleaned the grout on my bathroom tiles. It was that impending sense of doom that I am unprepared for the onslaught of positivity that

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Women’s Christmas

Miz Melly/ December 17, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

  Yes, it’s a thing. Nollaig na mBan is the day when, in rural Irish communities, the men take on the household duties as a way of honouring all the work the women have done to make Christmas happen (and everything else all through out the year but who’s keeping score, eh?). I’m writing this at the tipping point of the

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A conversation with Lucy Pearce

Miz Melly/ December 5, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I will be forever grateful to my friend Robyn who emailed me from France one day when I was in the thick of life with little littles and struggling to reconcile my creative desires with early motherhood. She told me about a book called the Rainbow Way which dealt head on with the very issues I was grappling with. I

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