I have a lot of ideas, thoughts, and threads for stories – but very little time to write them. Or if I do have the time, I don’t have the energy or I feel like I’m lacking the words and writing style to give the idea justice.
So I thought I would share them here. This will most likely be the first prompt list in a series. I can’t guarantee they will all be good (if any are), but hopefully they help spark your creativity.
(I won’t lie, most of these could be considered meet-cute prompts)
All the things she said: Everything I Know About Modern Lesbian and Bi Culture by Daisy Jones
Publisher: Coronet ¦ Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2021
A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between.
All The Things She Said explores the nature of 21st century queerness. Lesbian and bi culture is ever-changing and here, journalist Daisy Jones unpicks outdated stereotypes and shows how, over the past few years, the style and shared language of queer women has slowly infiltrated the mainstream. (Think less hemp sandals, IKEA trips and nut milks and more freedom, expression, community. And Cate Blanchett.)
From the dingy basement clubs of east London to the unchartered realms of TikTok, cutting in DIY mullets and christening Meryl Streep ‘Daddy’, Daisy explores the multifaceted nature of what it means to be lesbian or bi today, while also looking back and celebrating the past.
The book shines a light on the never-ending process of coming out, what it’s like to date as a queer woman, how physical nightlife spaces have evolved into online communities and the reasons why mental health issues have disproportionately impacted LGBTQ+ people.
As someone immersed in the queer culture of women, Daisy brings both the personal perspective and a journalistic one to this changing landscape. Through interviews and lived experience, a cohesive image emerges: one which shows that being lesbian, bi, or anything in between, isn’t necessarily always tied to gender, sexual practice or even romantic attraction. With verve, humour and razor-sharp prose, Daisy paints a vital and insightful modern day portrait of what it means to be a queer woman in 2021.
LJ is an aspiring musician desperate to get her big break. She is getting nowhere – until a golden opportunity arrives, giving her the chance to turn her fortunes around.
When she accepts the invitation to perform however, LJ quickly realises she has bitten off more than she can chew. Who is in the audience, and what do they really want from her? How do they know so much about her? LJ must give the performance of a lifetime, if she wants to avoid a deadly final curtain call….
I do not intend to mix my personal blog with Sapphic Lifestyle, but whilst the cogs begin to turn, I will utilise this platform to increase awareness of my new venture!
Launching April 2020, Sapphic Lifestyle is a new, direct-to-inbox monthly e-magazine focusing on queer lifestyles.
Sapphic Lifestyle is run entirely voluntarily, and so I am asking for those who identify as LGBTQ+, or wish to show support, to consider getting involved by writing content or sharing your stories with the world.
Still interested in getting involved? Read on below!
For LGBTQ+ history month, I channeled my energy into writing an essay-turned-personal-essay-turned-blog-post on LGBTQ+ media throughout my childhood, and some thoughts on improving the appearance of LGBTQ+ portrayals in said media.
Working in Digital PR means I often have a lot of ideas floating in my head that are just too bloggyfor digital campaigns, and so I’ve decided to make an effort to turn some those ideas into blog posts.
So, here are some of my favourite video game characters and, based on their in-game story lines/characteristics, what I predict their professions would be in the real world! Salary predictions have been collected from glassdoor.co.uk, who calculated average earnings based on the information employees provide them.