5 bloggers and writers who inspire me

5 bloggers and writers who inspire me
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Authenticity is a word that thrown around a lot, so much so that I’m not even sure what it means anymore. Yet, if you ask what attracts me to certain bloggers and writers ‘authenticity’ is the first thing that comes to mind.

I’m drawn to bloggers whose words never feel forced, even if press samples are being featured. I’m drawn to writers whose love of writing leaps off the page or screen. I’m drawn to writers who aren’t afraid to write what hurts, even when it still hurts. I’m drawn to writers, who use writing to explore what they think, who aren’t afraid to change their minds and admit when they’re wrong. Is that authenticity? I can’t think of a better way to describe it.

Almost Amazing Grace

Almost Amazing Grace

Almost Amazing Grace is a blog about books, writing and Grace Latter’s life. Grace has a way with words that draws you in and makes you feel like you’re having a chat with friends over a coffee or something alcoholic.

Three posts to read:

A MAP OF ME

THE MAGIC NUMBER

THE GIRL WHO CHANGED YOU

Fräulein Doktor

Fraulein Doktor

Fräulein Doktor is Anne Rosenbusch’s take on life, with a side of history, feminism and creativity. Reflections on her own life they may be, but I regularly find myself nodding along or saying “me too” quite loudly.

Three posts to read:

Getting out of my comfort zone

Breaking up is hard to do – the end of a friendship

Barbie, Lenin and fake hand grenades – Memories of a childhood in the GDR

Meg Fee

Meg Fee

I discovered Meg Fee through Laura Jane William’s writing and promptly read everything Meg had written. It was time well spent. When I reviewed Meg’s essay collection, Places I Stopped on the Way Home, a couple of years ago I said that Meg’s outlook on life will leave you wanting to make the most of yours and that’s still true. I can’t wait to read her memoir when it’s published in 2018.

Three to read:

Empathy + Rage

on meeting Laura

Home + Worth in America

TheMotherhub.ie

TheMotherhub.ie

TheMotherhub.ie is a blog about feminism, motherhood and parenting. Beth’s writing is often thought-provoking and always accessible to those, like me, who are child-free even when aspects of parenting are the subject of a piece.

Three posts to read:

BRAVERY AND SOLACE: TELLING STORIES

RAPE CULTURE, PARENTING AND LESSONS FOR MY CHILDREN

ON FRIENDSHIPS: GIRL GANGS, EX-PATS AND MAKING FRIENDS

When Do I Get The Manual?

When Do I Get The Manual

When Do I Get The Manual? is a blog about being an adult, sort of. Seeing a new blog post from Quinn pop up in my Bloglovin’ feed always makes me smile.

Three posts to read:

Regarding Writers…

Memories Are Made Of This

Falling Half In Love With Strangers

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