In light of International Women's Day, we interviewed some of the most influential and inspirational women working in the wellness industry - and we were spoilt for choice! Hannah Earnshaw is the mother of six-year old Dylan and blogger at Dilly and The Boo. In this article, Hannah chats to us about why she loves blogging, the importance of being relatable and why you should ditch comparing yourself to others...
What does working in the wellness industry mean to you?
Offering support and inspiring confidence. These are things I am seeing more and more, especially on social media. Whether it is a mum who is having a stressful day, or a blogger who needs help with their Wordpress layout, there always seems to be someone willing to help. Blogging is about creating a shared experience, and it is important it's a positive and relatable one.
Who are you inspired by and why?
Cherry Healey has always been a big inspiration for me. She is never afraid to speak her mind and discuss the subjects others shy away from. Her book 'Letters to my Fanny' is an insightful, funny, and real exploration of her love-hate relationship with her body, which helped me to realise that you have to allow yourself to feel ALL of your emotions. Life is full of ups, downs, and insecurities, but if we can stop punishing ourselves when we don't feel our absolute best then we will start to develop a healthier relationship with our minds and bodies.
What tips would you give other women wanting to get into your business?
When it comes to blogging (and parenting) the best advice I can offer is don't compare. It takes a while to find your own voice and style, but being genuine to yourself is the first step to happiness.
What are your three top tips?
Hydrate, do something that inspires you, take a break once in a while.
What does International Women's Day mean to you?
I only really made a close-knit group of friends in my mid twenties but they are the most supportive, hardworking, and funny women I have ever known. On International Women's Day I celebrate these women and the confidence they have given me.