I am always inspired by amazing women. You know the kind: smart, driven, and intelligent, but lovely people, too. Hels Martin, editor of Lionheart, is one such woman. Now on issue 4, she built Lionheart from scratch, spotting a gap in the market and finding a way to fill it (and fund it), doing it all with passion, warmth and a very loud roar.
This issue's theme is Shapes, and I wrote a piece about memories and childhood, and just how painful nostalgia can be. I love writing for Lionheart as the theme is always interesting and thought-provoking, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to approach it. It forces me to be creative and just a little bit brave.
My piece - The Shape of Memories - is on pages 10-11, so if you'd like to get hold of a copy you can buy online direct from Lionheart HQ, for a list of stockists look here, or if you're in Bristol, head to Something Else, Lionheart's newest stockist.
And if you like this sort of thing, you can read the piece I wrote on the theme of Adventure for issue 3 of Lionheart by visiting my writing site.