Today is International Women’s Day and what a better way to celebrate it than by talking about a woman who inspires me daily?!
If, like me, you often find inspiration from women on the internet, then you might have heard of Emma Gannon. Emma is phenomenal in every way possible. I am unsure of how I first heard about her, I’m assuming word of mouth on social media but I discovered her podcast (Ctrl,Alt,Delete) and never looked back.
Emma is eccentric, calm, confident and hilarious. A feminist too. She is self-employed and has created her own personal brand. She is killing the game. She has written a book, also called Ctrl, Alt, Delete, her non-fiction debut about growing up online. I’m yet to get my hands on it and read it, but she is currently writing another. I like to think that Emma embodies all of my writing goals. She seems to have tried most outlets of writing and creating, having written for publications including The Guardian, Glamour and The Huffington Post, although I bet you she will surprise us with something different and astonish us with her talent.
Her podcast Ctrl,Alt,Delete is a series of interviews and chats with guests Emma finds inspiring and celebrates their achievements. These podcasts talk about everything: female empowerment, fashion and beauty, race and immigration, creativity and simply, how to be a #girlboss. If you want to feel motivated, positive and empowered, then this is the podcast for you (I promise!) There’s over 55 episodes to immerse yourself in. It is what I turn to when I’m feeling uninspired by own creativity and need a little boost.
Emma has spoken to some incredible and fascinating people, including authors Caroline Kepnes and Sophie Kinsella, Mara Wilson (Remember Matilda? Well Mara is now an active voice on social media and has her own book out), Zoella and her youngest, yet most awe-inspiring guest, Rowan Blanchard.
After discovering her podcast, obviously, I went and followed all her social media platforms. She travels and takes beautiful photographs. With every Instagram post I fall in love with her style a little more. She has a vast collection of quirky glasses, wears a lot of chunky knitwear and massive coats. Her collection of funky shirts and blouses could give Harry Styles a run for his money. There’s so much colour in her outfits, it’s as if we popped into the 90’s and I’m digging it so hard. Emma, if you’re reading this, please dress me.
So, this International Women’s Day remind yourself who inspires you to be a better version of yourself.
Who inspires you to be the best version of yourself and why? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear about the wonderful women in your lives!