After spending two months in Romania, travelling through the country and having conversations with locals and foreigners, I can introduce to you the ladies. Four characters inspired by the women and girls who engaged with Sassy and shared their views of female identity within the Romanian society. Chapter 3 A Sassy Society … Continue reading Searching for Sassy. Chapter 3
* Vulvodynia is a persistent, unexplained chronic pain that effects the vulvar area and occurs without an identifiable cause. It has only recently been recognised by doctors as a real syndrome.* * Bulimia is an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme … Continue reading Suzanne’s Story
By taking Sassy up to the North of Romania revealed a dramatic change in mindset from the South. Introducing the people of Maramures; one man, one Swiss, one teen, one inspiring woman! Chapter 2 Maramures Mentality Stories written by Bethany Burgoyne Illustrated by Bethany Burgoyne
In a search to understand how culture effects the identity of a woman, Sassy has taken itself off to do a bit of research in different countries. Searching for Sassy is a story book of introductions. Welcoming you to meet the people you haven't seen before and hear the views they have to share. Made … Continue reading Searching for Sassy. Chapter 1.
This month I have been exploring the relationships women have with their bodies; what effects their self-confidence and where insecurities grow from. When I asked Rosa if she would be involved with this month's project of Embodying, she suggested I painted her body. This process and the conversations we had throughout exposed a fragile side to one of the most confident women I know. As we discussed … Continue reading When I feel the most vulnerable? Stripping down to the naked truth.
Yoga, in many different ways, gives you the tools to cope with daily life. That's what it does for me. The way I teach Yoga is about moving intuitively with your body and not against it. It's less about the external shape that you make and more about how it feels physically, something which most of … Continue reading From Ballet to Yoga, Helena Crabtree talks about how it feels to move.
Meet Helena. A women who, as a practicing yoga teacher, focuses on what feels good, from the inside out. With a background in both dance and art, her understanding of the body as well as her ethos for daily life is about celebrating and nourishing the individual. Helena has talked about what she stands for within … Continue reading Helena Crabtree
Meet Steph. An Autism Specialist teacher, running a blog and providing training in specialist and mainstream settings on understanding autism. Steph also splits her time by focusing on her music production and DJ around the world. Steph has been an active participant in the Sassy Events as well contributing with her own story. Read Steph … Continue reading Steph Reed
Steph was part of the latest Sassy Event, Mentioning Menstruation, where women came together to talk openly about their periods. Here, Steph shares her own history of using contraception and the questions she's asking herself since hearing other women's stories. 'I was on the phone to someone yesterday and they asked me what medication … Continue reading Steph Reed asks the question: “What am I happy about”.
Meet Ixta Belfrage, a master of food, working as a recipe developer. Ixta has been of huge support to this project both in person and at previous Sassy Events.