The drive: What challenges have you overcome?
After baby was born, I (Iolanthe) had a really blue period that was quite frightening. It was only for a week at its worst, but I needed to consult with my psychologist and doctor and I adjusted my dose of antidepressant which evened the keel. Having had a baby, had a c-section, returned home to heal and to adjust to a whole new conception of self was a lot. I feel proud that I was able to ask for help from an occupational therapist – Ginny at Mumability – who really helped me to integrate with being a Mum and being my own competent self.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
Business is freedom! In fact, I’ve just written a book about it called 100 Days of Brave – www.100daysofbrave.com. Business is in many ways the ultimate act of feminism; a declaration that you’re going to negotiate your own commercial life and carve out a way to live life on your own terms. It’s such an empowering thing, and it is achievable for women and men of all walks of life with a bit of planning, structure and market-testing.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
I’m really focused on investing in more regular vlogs on Little Mirrors, and we’re undertaking a rebrand and relaunch soon in collaboration with Tillie from ‘The Go-To Gal’. I’d like Little Mirrors to gain more traction as we continue to add to its content library, sharing our experiences as parents with a wider audience locally and internationally.