Tagged with 'interviews'

Healthy Living - Sophie Hellyer, Cold Water Swimmer

Healthy Living - Sophie Hellyer, Cold Water Swimmer & Founder of Rise Fierce

 

Sophie grew up in Devon (UK) and loved the water from a young age. She became a champion surfer and model in her late teens but, as her career has progressed, she has pushed for a more inclusive surfing culture, with particular focus on feminism and diverse representation. She has also become a prominent spokesperson on ocean pollution, sustainability and ethical fashion. Sophie has written about these topics for publications such as The IndependentGQ MagazineGlamour and Surf Girl. She even gave a TEDx talk in which she flashed her menstrual cup. Sophie founded Rise Fierce, a cold-water swimming community which empowers women through wild swimming and kinship. Currently living by the sea in Cornwall (UK), she regularly hosts Rise Fierce retreats across the UK – incorporating wild swimming, surfing, yoga and women’s circles – where she encourages other women to jump in and rise up. Sophie is also a qualified instructor for surfing, SUP, open-water-swimming and yoga, as well as a lifeguard at her local beach. 

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Friends of Begg x Co - Mel Hamilton

Friends of Begg x Co - Mel Hamilton

 

Mel, aka Rebel Sobriety, is a Glaswegian menswear stylist, yoga teacher and sobriety advocate whose mission is to rebel against society's preconceived notion of what it means to be sober. Read our interview with Mel as we discuss positive living and meditation, staying focussed whilst WFH and more.

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Art - Susie Purvis - Illustrator

Art - Susie Purvis, UX Designer and Illustrator

 

Susie Purvis is a UX designer and illustrator living in London. When she's not designing she loves to draw people, especially women of all different shapes, sizes and colours. She's interested in diversity and equality and tries to incorporate these themes into her work as much as possible. Click below to read our interview with Susie.

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Healthy Living - Ellya Sam, Head Trainer for Barre, Blok London

Healthy Living - Ellya Sam

 

Ellya is the Head Trainer for Barre at Blok London. She was awarded Instructor of the Year on Classpass in 2018 and nominated again in 2019 for Best Instructor in London. She has been featured in British Vogue, Time Out London and The Evening Standard and has taught her method of barre globally. Read to find out more about Ellya's exercise tips and go-to Winter recipe.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Andrew O'Hagan

 

Friends of Begg x Co - Andrew O'Hagan

 

Read our interview with Ayrshire-born author Andrew O'Hagan, as we discuss his new book 'Mayflies', how Ayrshire inspires his writing and his memories of the post-punk era in Scotland.

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