It's quite random and, uh, a bit of a big deal.
So, recently, I had a very exciting email and then phone call from some lovely people at Instagram. They wanted to talk to me about their photo exhibition in London called #MyStoryUK which is going to be open to the public soon. From illustrators and activists to mothers, artists, young people and entrepreneurs, the exhibition will consist of the images and stories of 24 women using Instagram to challenge stereotypes, grow businesses and campaign on the issues that matter to them.
And, um, I'm one of them.
Follow me on Instagram here.
I can't tell you how shocked I am to have been plucked from the millions of (much more talented, in my opinion) users of Instagram, but I'm so happy that I was! It makes me even happier that the people behind one of the main social networking apps is taking steps to celebrate women of all different backgrounds and is literally dedicating a gallery to them... dedicating a gallery to us.
So, what does this mean?
Well, one of my images from my Instagram account is going to be blown up on a wall in a swish gallery in Soho along with the works of 23 other amazing women. How cool is that!? If you'd like to go and see my work, it's exhibiting at Unit London (oh, you know, just the city's leading independent gallery...) on the 9th and 10th of June. Entry is free, and if any of you do go, please let me know and send pictures if you can!