It’s time to change: Why as a small business owner, I’m trying to source sustainable and ethical products for my online store (and why I’m hoping other retailers do the same).

Like everyone, I’m trying my best. My business is relatively new, every step of the way is a huge learning curve, and I’m really trying to put a sustainable and ethical foot forward from the very beginning of the launch of the merchandise products that I’ve created, which I’m approaching in the following ways:

‘Bi love’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range

This painting represents about how I feel about bisexuality now, and LGBTQ+ love is definitely included in this. The painting was initially titled ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’ and was released on social media on this day, 23rd September, 2020.

‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s

I chose to include a painting set in a club in the UK in the 2000s as I felt that as a teenager and young adult, club scenes felt like there was a particular kind of intensity around 1.) what you looked like, and 2.) who you had feelings for. From memory (I stopped goingContinue reading “‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s”

Why is representation and seeing others ‘like you’ in the culture around you important, especially when growing up?

Anna Frances explores further why she thinks seeing someone ‘like you’ in the culture around you, effects how you see yourself, and also can effect how you see others.

5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)

Artist Anna Frances shares why she LOVES the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range, (and why you will too). 1.) Each design is from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series that I’ve created, which helps to promote Bisexuality bisibility and LGBTQ+ visibility more broadly. Why I love it: I think representation around LGBTQ+ communitiesContinue reading “5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)”

Money Money Money: Is it possible to make money, when your parents got a divorce?

In this video as part of my Money Money Money series, I ask the question: Is it possible to make money, when your parents got a divorce?

Money Money Money: Is it possible to make money, when you’re creative?

As part of my Money Money Money series, I have created a short video, exploring the question: Is it possible to make money when you’re creative?

Money Money Money: Is it possible to be rich and be happy?

As an entrepreneur, one of the questions I find myself asking is, what is motivating me to do what I do? Is it partly for the money? What am I aiming for in the future? If I do get rich, then what next?

Money Money Money: 2 things that crossed my mind when I went self-employed. 1.) Will I ever make the money that I expect to? And 2.) Do I actually deserve the money that I expect?

It’s interesting writing about the personal blocks some may have to making money as an entrepreneur in my ‘Money Money Money’ series, as I think we all have things that we are working through (even holistic healers need therapists). It’s also interesting, talking about the personal barriers to making money, when obviously, I still haveContinue reading “Money Money Money: 2 things that crossed my mind when I went self-employed. 1.) Will I ever make the money that I expect to? And 2.) Do I actually deserve the money that I expect?”