WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY | Interview with... Katie

It's Wednesday!! I was making a list of post ideas but I just wasn't feeling inspired. So I put my pen and pad down for a minute to reply to a few messages. I have a group chat with three of my friends and I though to myself "they are bad ass women, I should interview them". And suddenly my inspiration was back. Thank fully they where more than welcome to help me out. I decided to interview Katie for this weeks post. "Who's Katie?" - Katie is a fairly new friend introduced to me by my incredible best friend. Katie is someone who I never knew I needed in life until she was in it. She is just one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is simply a beautiful soul. So you are going to love getting to know her through my 20 set questions.

WHO HAS HAD THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?

I'd have to say my nephews. Since they've been born it seems like everything has gotten brighter and happier, and because of them I'm becoming the best version of myself.

WHAT ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I don't know if it's an achievement but being completely discharged from hospital.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT BEING A FEMALE?

The worst thing is sexism. Say if a guy sleeps around, no one says anything about it and it's a good thing. But if we did it, we'd get so much stick for it and get labelled a slut or easy and it's not right. And for the best... well there's so many amazing parts about being a woman that it's hard to pin point one.

WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER ARE YOU MOST SIMILAR TO? AND WHY?(film/tv/book)

I'm somewhere between Wednesday Addams (Addams Family) and Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice) because they love all things dark but are still quite family-oriented people.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Writing, music and a bit of cooking. They can all be interpreted differently and they're all so experimental. It's amazing that you can create so many different things every time.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LESSON THAT LIFE HAS TAUGHT YOU?

You're going to get fucked over no matter how nice you are to people. And no matter what you do, people are going to completely flip, one minute they'll like you and the next they'll hate you. And that's okay.

WHAT TWO THINGS DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF? ( 1 personality & 1 appearance)

My humour and my smile. 

WHAT'S SOMETHING WEIRD THAT YOU RECOMMEND EVERYONE TRYING AT LEAST ONCE?

To push themselves out of their comfort zone at least once; either get a tattoo (real or temporary) or get a piercing - something you wouldn't usually do.

WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

I think it was either an actor or a model.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE ANYONE HAS EVER GIVEN YOU? 

You can't live your life wondering "what if", if something bad is going to happen - it'll happen regardless.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

It's okay to be yourself. The people who you think matter right now, well chances are you won't know their names once you've left school.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT GUYS SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT WOMEN?

We're not overly emotional. That we're far more complex than we let on.

TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND(s).

For Ella; I'd say she's super geeky and chill. She's hard working with a big heart and has a strong sense of family. For Leah; she's the biggest nerd who loves the internet and memes. She's someone you can be yourself with no matter what because you know there will be no judgment there at all. And she'll always go out of her way to make sure other people are okay.

IF YOU COULD MAKE A 30 SECOND SPEECH TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I had one prepared I'd like to think I'd say something like, guns aren't the answer to anything, animals have feelings and I'd promote vegetarianism and veganism. But I'd probably end up being a stuttering mess who couldn't get my name out.

WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST LIKE YOURSELF?

When I'm home alone, in my favourite comfy clothes with a hot cup of coffee.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?

"That's one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they'll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons." - Dave Grohl

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS TO BE A POWERFUL WOMAN IN 2018?

To speak up for people especially with the Timesup movement, that the little things matter and to not be afraid to be yourself.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON FEMINISM?

It's needed. It's one of the best things to have happened. Being an equal, treating everybody as an equal, should be a normality.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON BODY SHAMING?

It's messed up.

YOU'RE A SUPERHERO. WHAT WOULD YOUR NAME BE AND WHAT IS YOUR POWER?

My name would be something stupid like blindfish or greyloser haha! And I'd want to be able to teleport places.

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Isn't she great?! You can find her on twitter and Instagram.

If you'd like to be featured in my Women's Wednesday segment, then drop me an email at - safehavenanonymousletters@gmail.com - with your answers to the above questions, a picture of yourself and your social media links.

All my love

Han xx

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