This Woman Is An Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I was doing a bit of research online for an article that I was going to put together. I was going to write an article about how women are being conditioned to see themselves as victims.

During this time, I came across an article titled: ‘Victimhood narrative’ taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims’. In this article, Dr Joanna Williams had been asked to share her views on one of the ways in which children are being indoctrinated at school.

Nailed It

I thought that what Joanna said made a lot of sense, and I soon came to the conclusion that this was someone who seemed like a balanced human being. I was also surprised that a publication had given her the chance to share her views.

The reason for this is that this was a woman who wasn’t willing to go along with the dominant cultural narrative, whereby all women are seen as victims and all men are seen as perpetrators. I came away thinking that this is someone who is far too sane to be given a platform like this.

Another Shock

I was also surprised to see that she was a lecturer in higher education at the University of Kent, with this being somewhere that is not too far from where I live. I ended up going onto her website to find out more about her work.

There were a number of articles that piqued my curiosity and I saw that she had also been on TV. After watching some of these videos, I got the impression that she was down to earth, mentally balanced, and approachable.

Three Books

There were also the books that she had written. The first one she wrote, ‘Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t be Bought’ came out in 2012; the second one, ‘Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge’ came out in 2016; and the third, ‘Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars’ came out in 2017.

A Number of Factors

Taking all this to account, along with my interest in current affairs, and the articles that I had written about free speech, amongst other things, I thought it would be great to meet her. Initially, I thought that the best way for this to happen would be to see if she had any talks coming up.

I soon changed my mind, though, and thought that I could see if she had the time to meet for a coffee. I didn’t think this was likely to happen as she clearly had a lot going on, but I soon came to see that I was wrong.

An interesting Interaction

When I met Joanna, it could see that how she came across in her writing and when she was on TV was a reflection of what she was like. Thus, the reason she came across as down to earth, authentic, and mentally balanced, was because that …

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Wedding Photographs – How to Choose the Best Style For Your Wedding

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most wonderful days of your life and you will want the best photographer you can find to capture the day for posterity. However, before you approach any photographer with a view to hiring them, it will be helpful if you have an clear idea of ​​the style of wedding photographs you would like done.

When most people think of wedding photographs, they tend to think of the traditional type of photography where the bride and groom pose for a series planned shots with different members of their family and friends. However, this is only one of the styles you can choose for your wedding photographs and many photographers will specialize in either one or many of these styles.

So, before you even start thinking about actually booking a wedding photographer, you should try and work out what type of photographic style you would like for your wedding. Having decided that, you will be able to make a more informed decision about which photographer will turn your dreams into a reality.

Traditional or Formal

These are the classic wedding photographs and provide a good record of everyone who is at the wedding. The standard format for these posed photographs is take them at key parts of the wedding day such as signing the register, leaving the church, cutting the cake etc. There will also be a list of photographs required during the reception eg one of the bride and groom, one with each set of parents, one of the whole family, and so on.

Although many people do not like them because they look so posed, they can still look nice and will ensure that all your friends and family are included in the wedding photos.

Candid

This is a much less formal style. Although it may still include some formal photos, it will also allow the photographer to take some candid shots of people at the wedding. With this style, the photographer may stay on and cover the speeches, meal, and even the first dance. This approach is more relaxed and allows the photographer to be more creative in his work. It allows him to catch the personalities, atmosphere, and emotions of the day.

Reportage or Photojournalism

The photographer, working in the style of a good photo journalist, will aims to tell a picture story of your wedding wedding day. This is a totally informal approach as none of the photos will be posed. The photographer will work discreetly in the background and hopefully capture the essence and emotions of the day. All the nerves, tears, happiness, and laughter will be recorded for posterity. It is probably the most realistic representation of any wedding or event.

Romantic

If you want a romantic depiction of your wedding, then this is the style for you. The photographer will use the tricks of his trade such as lighting, backgrounds, soft focus, and even sepia tints, to create a romantic atmosphere. There will probably …

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