Bloggers Uncensored: with Poutine and Prada
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is Poutine and Prada.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Sarah. I'm in my late 30s. I live in the Yukon in Canada with my 20 year old cat and partner Mr. P&P.
Why do you write?
I've loved writing for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager I was always writing short stories. Writing is one of the few things that comes naturally to me and it's a great creative outlet. It's also a great way to work out how I feel about things.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging way back in the early 2000s when I was living in England. It was a way for me to keep my friends and family back home up to date on my travels. It's since evolved into my favourite hobby and I spend hours every week writing blog posts and promoting my blog.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
Bloggers are an incredibly supportive bunch and I love making online blogger friends.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
It's really easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other bloggers. I often find myself thinking things like "I wish my photos were as beautiful as hers" or "my blog is so superficial compared to this one."
In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?
Renee at Goblin Shark and me!
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
1. Not everyone is going to like you and it doesn't matter.
2. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things just aren't going to turn out the way you want them too.
3. 30 something years of wishing will not make your curly hair straight.
What does freedom mean to you?
To me, freedom is being able to express yourself however you like. My favourite forms of self-expression include fashion and writing.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I think mental health should be treated like any other illness. I think we're getting better in terms of how it's portrayed but there's still a fair amount of stigma attached to it.
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I think feminism is still as relevant and important as it has ever been. I think feminism looks different to different people and all the different points of view are equally important.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I think people need to live and let live. People deserve the freedom to love whomever they want.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Global warming. There's not much point in focusing on anything else until we're in a better environmental situation.
What else do you feel strongly about?
Oh my gosh, so many things. Being pro-choice, women's rights, racial equality, ethical and sustainable fashion, freedom, and crocs (hate them).
Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Love, although I would not say no to money.
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Right side up.
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
Happiness, although I would not say no to money.
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