Sunday, 30 April 2017

I'm Back

Greetings all,

It's been nearly 3/4 of a year since I announced my hiatus. Since then work on EgaFem has been few and far between, however this was unfortunately necessary. EgaFem has always been in  my heart, I've found not doing it very difficult. It has never been far from my thoughts.

During my time off I have made a few small videos on the EgaFem YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXaN7a7gEQ9n7kcb50AbZDQ

I've also got a personal channel. I update this most days with a short video on anything. It explains some of the stuff I've been going through that has kept me from EgaFem: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Y0_t0GAP3PKPaXnLN2ygQ

However, I am getting better. I have a plan and hope to start producing a bit more content here and there, however this will be as and when I can. I have spread myself a little bit thin so feel a need to focus on specific platforms and topics. My primary platform will be the YouTube channel, so please subscribe to keep up to date. I won't always have the time or energy to update this website to highlight content.

I tend to put a link to new videos on my twitter feeds. My activism videos on @EgaFem and my personal video links on @DisTurqLlama so both are worth following.

Each of my videos is done using a different technique until I find one I am happy with. I need to find the balance between producing a reasonable quality video for you and not needing to edit it and spend too much time and energy on it for me. I am working on the assumption so long as the quality is watchable and not terrible you, the audience, would rather have more slightly lower quality videos than fewer better quality ones.

I also want to thank everyone for being so patient. I was terrified if I returned I would need to hit the ground running and be expected to produce content at the same rate I used too. I was scared I would break myself again.

But when I released recent videos the response has been fantastic. I was worried I would have to start from scratch and, although I understand my audience will have naturally reduced due to my inactivity, I was worried I would have to start all over in building up followers. So thank you everyone who has stuck with me during these really dark times. It means so much to me, and I'm so grateful to you all. It is because of you that I feel motivated and strong enough to return.

Content will be adhoc, as and when I can. But my fears have subsided and I am ready. I'm back. I have fallen, but you helped me pick myself up and I am ready to stand tall again, and hopefully have learnt my lessons to ensure I don't have a repeat of being forced to take a break. Your understanding in that has filled me with hope.

And so, with that in mind - here is my latest video: How to Make Anything a Gendered Issue