I’m Lizzy. I love afternoon sunshine, the Welsh coastline, anything with cinnamon, and pink magnolia blossom. I’m also mother to a very busy toddler, so I don’t always get to sleep very much.
But more than all of that, I love to tell stories.
I’ve been telling tales since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and my love of words has shaped my entire career. I believe that we are connected and empowered by the stories that we share, and that we can use the power of our stories to make magical things happen.
Song of the Stitch grew out of these beliefs as a place to tell stories, and also to share the craft and experience of being a storyteller.
Starting my first blog changed my life in a big way. I was in my early twenties and working on my PhD in biology, studying the evolution of sexual strategies in insects. Which is just as sexy as it sounds! One day during a particularly long series of experiments I opened a WordPress.com account and starting writing.
For the first time since childhood I was writing purely for myself, and through the blogging world I began to engage with amazing people that I simply wouldn’t have met in my life offline. I completed my degree and instead of heading off down the academic career path I had always envisioned for myself, I set off down a completely new route. Over the next decade I was a science activist, communicator, and journalist. I built my career on tracking down and sharing the stories of the scientific world.
In 2017 my beautiful little one Benjamin was born, and becoming a mother awakened something huge in my heart. What started as me wanting to show up as the best and most nourishing form of myself for my infant son grew into a powerful shift in my identity and my values. I left my day job, first to be a full-time mother, and now to begin building a business around my passion for storytelling.
Come and say hello!
I’d love to say I’m on most social media, but I’m not! You can find me most reliably on Instagram where I am always happy to have a good chat.
Every month I send out my newsletter, Afternoon Stories, in which I share inspiration and ideas for those looking to tell their own stories, and explore how to bring rhythm and simplicity to the practice of writing. If you like the sound of this you can find out more and sign up here.