As today is International Women's Day I've spent some of it thinking about the tweeting women whom inspire me - I've come up with the list below:
JK Rowling - anyone that knows me could probably have predicted this one, not only did JK write my favourite series of books of all time, she also made sure those books had very strong female characters and has remained 'human' - entering into dialogue on Twitter, visiting local libraries etc She is witty, caring and has raised a heck of a lot of money for charity, this lady has it all.
Alice Oseman - an author with so much talent at such a young age that it's almost scary. I have just finished Radio Silence which is sensitively written, with an authentic teenage voice and a gripping story. Very much looking forward to reading all of her future books.
Kate Wilson - founder and managing director of Nosy Crow publishers who produce fantastic children's books and apps. Using the word 'inspirational' to describe such an eloquent, creative woman seems a little hackneyed but this fangirl is struggling to find an alternative!
Dr Sue Black - we are so not worthy! Sparky, campaigning and proving to the world day after day that yes, women can do tech and bloody well too.
Sarah Crossan - Not just because One has an assured place in my top ten books but because listening to her rhapsodising about poetry is sheer pleasure - and very funny! - and would encourage more young (& more mature!) people to explore and enjoy the medium more frequently.
Just a few, because I could go on for hours, I follow so many amazing women and I'd like to say thank you to all of them for bringing out my creative side, making me laugh, sometimes making me cry and generally enhancing my online life on a day to day basis.
My blog is a collection of thoughts and I hope you will learn something about me from the ramblings as well as finding some useful links. I'm Bev Humphrey and I'm a Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant. I am self employed so views expressed are solely my own.