Sunday, 23 November 2014

Megan's Award = The Best Weekend Ever!! Part 2

Following on from our great start to the weekend in Cardiff, where Whitney's visa was granted (WOO!!) we then  had a mad dash back to Windsor on the Sunday to go to the Ultimate Planet Awards in London. You may recall a blog post a few weeks back asking for votes as Megan had been nominated as Lesbian Role Model of the Year (!!!) The awards ceremony just so happened to coincide with our weekend in London so we decided to be wild (for Wegan) and do both. It involved a somewhat tired and hungover Megan & Whitney racing against the time trying to get back and get beautified for the awards. We ended up arriving 1 hour & a half late (oops), but it was a miracle we made it at all!! Luckily the organisers moved my category back. Of course I didn't know who had won at this point but it would be a shame to miss out on finding out either way!
 
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We just so happened to arrive during the interval and I was informed my category was the first one up after the break - eek!! I quickly drank a cosmo with grey goose vodka for the nerves. Meanwhile we got to finally meet the lovely Denise from My Lesbian Radio, who we've been in touch with for years but never managed to yet meet up. We also had a quick chat with Jane, Editor of Diva Magazine, and the interval was over before we knew it. 

Having not seen any of the other awards (Diva had already won, woo!) I didn't know what the format was- where did you go stand?? Were they giving speeches or just saying thanks?!! I didn't have much time to even think about it. Radio Producer Kathy Caton was presenting the Arts & Culture section and before I knew it they announced I was the winner of the Lesbian Role Model of the Year!! WOW! In shock (and with help to the cosmo) I strolled up on stage and somehow managed to give a thank you speech. Whitney was SO excited when they announced my name, that she clapped like a proud mother & shut the recording camera in excitement (haha). I managed to mouth to her to switch it back on as I went to collect my award. Unfortunately Whitney has not got great filming skills, or a steady hand, so you can watch it in our vlog from the awards, or alternatively there is a better version in the Ultimate Planet Awards video
 
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I truly am so thankful and humble to have won this award. It means so much to me as its for the very reason of the lack of lesbian role models that I started putting our faces out there. To be recognised as a lesbian role model is just a feeling I will never forget! I'm also so thankful to have such a supportive wife, who lets me use her face in my drive for femme visibility!

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After the awards it was time to get mingling, there was an amazing eclectic mix of wonderful women at the event. 
 
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We finally got to meet the lesbian author Kiki Archer, who we had been in contact with via email about a film she is making based on her book "But she is my student". Kiki is such a hilarious and charasmatic person, we're so glad to have met her. She's the only lesbian we've met that has had children the way we plan to - each partner had 1 child using the same sperm, and they have a beautiful boy & girl. We'll definitely be seeking advice from Kiki in a few years time!! Baby Weganers!! ** Come back in a couple of days for a chance to win Kiki's books!! **
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The After Party then begun and we had a great time chatting to so many different lesbians, such as Cindy, the Director of L Fest. Each year she puts on a great festival for lesbians.. but think of glamping and indoor music.. no mud!! Apparently there's even hair straighteners. We're sold!! They also go to Spain too!! Anyone else thinking UK version of Dinah Shore?? Awesome!
 
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We also finally met the blogger Effi Mai, who to my surprise informed me the reason she started feeling ok to be femme and gay, and in deciding to blog was because of our blog!! Thanks Effi!! :) She's hilarious.. and loves tequila. She runs a lesbian night with DJ Sandra D (who used to run Candy Bar, she was on Candy Bar Girls).. so go check them out too!
 
 
Overall, Katie & Naomi put on a great night that really highlighted there is so much that is done on the lesbian scene, from theatre and comedy nights, to festivals, community work and all in between. Proud to be apart of it all and to realise how much there is outside of the Youtube world!



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Monday, 17 November 2014

World Prematurity Day


Today it's ‪#‎WorldPrematurityDay‬ today! If you weren't aware, I was born 12 weeks premature & I'm lucky to be alive today. However there are many born premature that sadly don't survive. Premature birth is the leading death of newborns. Many lost lives could be prevented. Join us in creating awareness!

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