This week on my blog, we are giving away one free space in the Summer session of Susannah Conway's e-course Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self starting May 24th (registration day is Saturday, May 8th...and she typically fills up within a few hours!)
The Unravelling e-courses are designed to help you heal the way you see your self and your world, using photography and journalling to access hidden thoughts and dreams, encouraging personal realisations and ultimately acceptance. The original Unravelling: Ways of Seeing My Self e-course takes you on a photo safari into your own life to reconnect with who you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go next… And the new course, Unravelling: Living in My World, takes you even further into your everyday life, delving into your beliefs, your personal stories and your gifts, all through the healing power of photography and community.
Susannah Conway is a photographer, writer and the creator of the Unravelling e-courses; she is also a Polaroid obsessive, an extroverted introvert and a fake blonde. She spent many years as a fashion editor and freelance journalist in London, and enjoyed attending fashion shows because she liked to watch the people in the audience. In 2005 her partner died from a sudden heart attack and her entire world shattered. She returned to the south coast to heal in solitude, and over the years has rediscovered her true calling though her passion for photography and writing. She now shares her wisdom with people around the world via her blog and her e-courses, and is currently writing her first book. She is proud to call herself a ‘family of one’ and likes travelling to far-off lands with her Polaroid cameras. Her superpowers are absolute truth-telling and shining the light. She remains a work-in-progress… always.
I met Susannah online almost a year after her partner's death. Her very first blog comment ever was on one of my posts about the freedom I felt from the grief of (in)fertility and being disconnected from my body when I found myself dancing to a Rosie Thomas song up in my loft. It resonated with her deeply. I wrote her back and we crushed out. She understood grief, albeit the grief of a different kind. So many of our emotions and growth and learning how to nurture self through the process was kindred and it connected us during a very crucial part of our journeys.
We often check in with one another and gratefully reflect on how much we have evolved and changed and moved and grooved and opened up and let in and taken flight since those first raw and tender steps of our journeys.
I remember a day so clearly years ago when she woke up shaken from a dream about her partner with me by her side and then hours later, I had been triggered by a conversation about birthing babies and found myself crying down in our friend Letha's basement (during a retreat in Seattle). They both came running down and as Letha sat on her knees in front of me, Susannah wrapped her arms and legs around me. It was a moment between the three of us that I will always cherish and that we bring up often to offer comfort. "I am wrapping my limbs around you." Those words are a haven. A safe place. A reminder of our strength in numbers.
To see Susannah offering up her story in light of helping to guide others back to loving self brings me so much joy. We all knew back then that her story would rock the world and inspire and empower. My heart is full to bursting writing this. I am so damn proud and excited about her gifts that the world is being blessed with.
We have nicknames for one another. I am Monkey. She is bunny. And this Polaroid that Sus took is totally us. Bring on the cheese... ; )
Winner to receive free space in the summer session of Unravelling: Ways of Seeing Your Self
To enter, please leave a comment
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Comments to be closed Sunday, April 25th at 9pm
Winner will be announced at the end of this post on Monday, April 26th
Congrats love! Please contact Susannah to let her know you won the place in her Summer session Unravelling course.