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GIRLS ARE AWESOME BLOG POST - Manners London: How the Empowering Clothing Brand Got its Start

You can find the original posting of this blog here: https://girlsareawesome.com/manners-london-empowering-clothing/

I’m Sally, solo parent and homeschooler of my 11-year-old son, owner of Manners London, lifelong hustler (on a quest for rest) & DV survivor (amongst other things) – in order of importance!

Logging Off, Slowing Down and Drinking More Water
I've lost my flow recently. Parent guilt has been whooping my ass and I feel at an all-time rock bottom creatively. The old me would just push on but I'm still really trying to be gentler, softer, slower which is EXTREMELY hard for me.
Mother's Day Ramblings
I know I talk about motherhood in most of what I do but it has been what has defined who I am for over a decade.11 years ago I had baby with the wrong man, young, pretty wild and scared...
A Well Overdue Letter...

Phew! It's a big day today. As you all know its IWD. Usually, I would have been preparing for this for months but this year I guess I was just pushing through each day so I woke this morning feeling flat.

Home Alone
It's the WEEKEND and, I can officially say that because I am kid free! Whaaaat? What is that noise??? Sweet sweet silence! I love my kid but fuck me. It's been a long year. 
Checking In! Checking Out!
My house is a mess, the fridge is empty but my heart is full! But, my slowing down promises of last week got thrown a total curveball. So, I am going to start again by switching my social media off for the weekend to connect to myself and my kid and my PUPPY!! (Just in case you missed it in the first paragraph)
On Slowing the F**k Down
OK, slowing down is not my forte. But I am really working on it so I thought I'd share in case it encourages you to do the same.My only real goal this year is to slow the fuck down. Every....
A Few Words on Joy
I feel like my content has been a bit heavy recently so wanted to write a few lighter brighter words on joy and pleasure (now I'm finding my way back to them). I have dedicated the last 2 weeks to the...
Not Another 2020 Reflection!
All I have learnt this year is that no matter what old shit I carry around with me, my pleasure, my rest and how I show up for myself is absolutely key to everything that happens in this wild life...
Broken but Loved...
It's Saturday and I'm kid-free for 2 hours, aaand my man ordered me pizza (my favourite food ever)! So while it was on its way I made my room into a sexy boudoir so I could get naked and capture myself eating my favourite food from all the angles( not just the 'good' ones) And I got to thinking a lot about this concept of self-love.
Clothes to Cry in
I cried today but not enough to really wash my makeup off. I wept today a silent tear for fear that someone near may hear and think me weak when I am strong enough to cry today...
(and old ditty by me for the tough days)
I WON!! (but do better) Proud but angry but proud...
So, last night I bloody WON the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year awards for Fashion and Beauty in the South West!I WON I WON I WON! But, are we really still here? Still being handed accolades by white cishet...
Are you taking your pleasure seriously yet?
It's 7am and my milk frother stopped working, weep. So, my morning ritual of my sexy coffee (in my new sexxxyyy AF mug) just isn't as pleasurable. Last week I had total burn out and this week I started exercising...
A Few Words on Pleasure
  I've been thinking a lot about pleasure lately especially after listening to this amazing podcast (Here's the link). Pleasure as luxury vs pleasure as a necessity? Sis, we've been doing it allll wrong.  So as of now, I have...
A Few Words on Dragon's Den
Just as I was about to sleep last night they went and aired my Dragons Den appearance again. If you know me, you'll know that 9pm is my bedtime and I really don't appreciate it being disturbed! And as do most things this triggered a lot of thinking, so here are a few 'late' night ruminations for me...
Messy Uncomfortable Glorious Growth

I am back!

You know those months where you just go deep. Where you need a little time to get your words straight and adjust your voice a bit. Where you feel like you've learned loads of shit but your voice hasn't quite caught up with your head (a bit like my orders catching up with your demand, we'll touch on that later)!

Growth
You know those months where you just go deep. Where you need a little time to get your words straight and adjust your voice a bit. Where you feel like you've learned loads of shit but your voice hasn't quite...
Working from home (WFH) just got SEXY AF!
This all sucks (well, some bits anyway. But, there is also so much fucking magic - Its 8am and my sons still here so getting my swearing out on thus, apologies)There's a lot to say and nothing simultaneously. On Wednesday I...
Sunday Freedom and a side note on noticing the little things....
It's Sunday, my hair is a mess, my flat is a mess but I am KID FREEEE. This is a big deal in the life of a solo Mum.  When i found out I had a panic and thought of...
International Women's Day..and SISTERHOOD.
Not sure how to convey the depths of my excitement, but here goes....   With part joy and part relief I bring to you.... Sisterhood, in collaboration with my wonderful cousin @hixxy. This print named “Sisterhood’ represents freedom, with naked...
Be careful what you wish for, by the witchy cynic.
Its been a while and I've been so tied up in the tricky sticky yucky logistics of trying to change up my business that I've dropped the ball on writing, connection, creating so here's a start and a hi and a Merry Christmas and a little share.