In the latest The Lift Up Project newsletter, I interviewed the lovely Amber Bryce. If you want to sign up to the newsletter, you can do here!
Amber Bryce – Social media journalist & freelance writer
I know Amber as a (ex) colleague and as a friend and I can say hand-on-heart, she shines at both. She’s a whizz-kid when it comes to social media and has a wonderful imagination and creative flare. She’s also a skilled writer and has contributed to the likes of Broadly and The Debrief.
Read: When You’re Pathologically Terrified of Giving Birth
Amber’s mantra: “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith
Who do you admire and why?
Leona from Lucky Dip Club – Creative business owner
Amber: “I’m very inspired by creative women from the past, such as Nikki Giovanni for her poem “Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day”, Mary Quant for creating the mini skirt, and Stevie Nicks for, well, just being Stevie Nicks!
If I had to choose a woman that’s inspired me more recently though, it would be Leona from Lucky Dip Club. About two years ago she set up her own business, collaborating with various independent artists to create super cute monthly themed boxes. I’ve followed her on Instagram since the business began; so have watched the journey of this small idea flourishing into a success, which in turn has brought together a community of wonderfully creative women.
The fact Leona quit her job and took a leap of faith to make something she loves happen has really motivated me to be braver, and reminded me that it’s ok to achieve things in your own time. She also loves unicorns and rainbow-coloured foods and vintage cat tins, which makes me love her all the more.”