Lives In: Ottawa, Canada
About Me: I am a mother, writer, blogger and photographer. My two children are Ro, an outgoing creative girl aged 10, and Sen, a wild and energetic boy aged 3. We live in the capital city in Canada. We are lucky to be surrounded by lush public gardens, rivers, canals and a lake, lots of public art and graffiti, national museums and galleries, as well as a vibrant street and market culture, which all make great locations for adventuring and photo shoots. We love to head out our front door in the mornings and wander the city all day long seeing what new places and people we will meet along the way. We are urban adventurers who love minimalist fun: serendipitous activities that don’t require gear or planning. Slow, eco, minimal are the words we try to live by.
My background is in communications, photography, and art history. Currently, I work as a strategic advisor to the Canadian government. I’m also an Editor with Enfants Terribles Magazine, a european children’s fashion magazine, where I contribute writing and photography. I also write about my family, our adventures, art projects, favorite brands, and life lessons on my blog.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At:
+Writing. I am a professional writer, I can write news and magazine articles, blog posts, interviews, essays, stories, and so on.
+Brand collaborations. I am happy to work with brands that align with our family’s values. For example, we try our best to support small scale businesses, organics, fair trade, artists, and local products. I am happy to share products I love on my Instagram gallery, on my blog, or on Pinterest. Please pitch me your idea, I am very open minded!
Interested In: I am interested in your ideas about how we could work together on a collaboration or sponsorship. I am particularly interested in product collaborations and sponsorships, where I could spotlight a product on my blog. My preference is to work with small businesses, organic products, fair trade, and eco, but there is room to interpret these, so please pitch your ideas! I am always happy to help support charitable campaigns and products too.
Mama Likes : I am passionate about writing and photography. I have a background in dance and have honed my love for movement into my yoga practice. I am passionate about the arts, especially public art (art that you don’t have to pay to get into a gallery to see) and the environment. I love reading and always have a stack of books I’m working through. I am a plant lover, especially flowers. I am passionate about healthy foods, especially plant-based foods, and love to prepare meals for family and friends.
Mama Inspiration: There are so many ways to be inspired! Whether it is someone’s parenting style, their fashion sense, or their humor. I write a weekly blog post on inspiring mothers, please visit my website to see all the mamas who inspire me.
A few mamas who really stand out are:
+@whirlybirdwhitney , a talented artist, photographer,unapologetic and honest, heart of gold.
+Dana of theminimalistbaker.com, she has turned her passion into her work, and she’s living a healthy and minimalist lifestyle, this is my dream.
Shout outs: You can read more about me on my About page on my website (www.hippieindisguise.com/about) or at the following links:
+Rowdy Roddy Vintage: Mummy Mondays Feature
+Breathe Happiness: Featured Instagrammer