Women in Leadership: It’s time for change

It’s time for change, I think, in the way we think about gender, leadership and the world. I say this as someone that knows we’ve been talking about this for some time. I say this as someone that knows that gender has been on the a-genda in some industries for a little while. And yet,Continue reading “Women in Leadership: It’s time for change”

Wonder Woman: Feminist icon, or one man’s fantasy of what a woman should be like?

Like many comic book superheroes, since Wonder Woman’s creation in 1941 by US psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston, the image and storyline surrounding this female superhero has had many different manifestations over the years. Looking back in time, the history of Wonder Woman seems to be as complex and nuanced as the feminist discussions surroundingContinue reading “Wonder Woman: Feminist icon, or one man’s fantasy of what a woman should be like?”

Masculinity in Bond Villains: The reference of homosexuality by ‘queer-coded’ male characters as a tool for violence and manipulation in 007 – does it have to be this way?

In this blog, I will look at how queer-coded masculinity is portrayed in the villains in James Bond films Casino Royale (2006) directed by Martin Campbell and Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes (2012). In particular I will look at La Chiffre in Casino Royale (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and Raoul Silva in Skyfall (played byContinue reading “Masculinity in Bond Villains: The reference of homosexuality by ‘queer-coded’ male characters as a tool for violence and manipulation in 007 – does it have to be this way?”

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?”

Money Money Money: Is it possible to make money in a system that is evil?

As part of my Money Money Money vlog series, I ask the question: ‘Is it possible to make money in a system that is evil?’ I think there are common beliefs that people have around this idea: ‘Money is evil,’ or ‘I will never be a good person if I make money’ or ‘money isContinue reading “Money Money Money: Is it possible to make money in a system that is evil?”

Why did I choose to include organic cotton products in the Anna Frances Healing™ merchandise range?

When thinking about doing any kind of product launch or sales of any merchandise collection, I always try and make decisions that reflect my attitudes towards environmental issues. I wanted to create a range that had the environment in mind, as well as being made of fabric that’s kind to your skin, with as littleContinue reading “Why did I choose to include organic cotton products in the Anna Frances Healing™ merchandise range?”

New Vlog series announcement: Money Money Money

As well as the art and poetry that I’m doing (the Bristol Art Tour will continue as normal), I’m also announcing my new vlog series titled ‘Money Money Money.’ This series explores some common beliefs around money, where they come from, and how to move forwards. The videos comprise of a combination of how IContinue reading “New Vlog series announcement: Money Money Money”

Why did I create the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series?

Hi, I’m Anna, I’m the Bristol, UK based artist, poet and holistic healer behind the art and poetry on the Anna Frances Healing page on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Why did you create the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series? I decided to create and launch the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series on InstagramContinue reading “Why did I create the ‘Bi in the 2000s™’ illustrative series?”