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Karla Williams

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That Girl, Peugeot

That Girl, Peugeot is a short film written by Natalie Ekberg. When Peugeot’s father died, her world collapsed. Her mother’s Sandra’s world collapsed even more - their marriage being one of those rare marriages that truly worked. Sandra contemplates suicide but the thought of leaving Peugeot alone, stops her. But…
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The Beauty of a Story

Standing in the toilet cubicle of the Telegraph offices I was trying desperately hard to catch my breath. I’d had mild panic attacks before, but this one was rather spectacular. Having returned from maternity leave only three weeks previously, I currently found myself working late into the night to turn…
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The Love of Writing

It’s tough. It’s laborious. It’s draining. It’s frustrating. It’s demanding. It’s competitive. It’s a risk. It’s lonely. It’s heartbreaking. And yet, it’s all that I am and everything I cannot live without. I always knew I’d be a writer — wasn’t sure in what capacity, but I knew how writing…
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The Pregnancy Trap

I am a theatre director and am currently 6 months pregnant with my first child. When asked write a blog exploring the empowerment of women, I thought I would use this space to think about what it means to be a pregnant woman working in the arts. Being pregnant is…
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The Audition Gauntlet

When I first started out as an actress, I had no idea where the road would take me. Unlike many my family aren't in the film industry, I don't have any ties to Hollywood or successful actors anywhere in the world. My grandma is very creative having studied fashion design,…
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The Power of Women

Every woman can look into her purse and find at least one key that gives her access to something. If asked which key was the most important, most women would say the key to their home as it represents ownership or shelter, offering a place of safety after a long…
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We’ve got your back

I work in horticulture - plants, gardens, soil, design.  Traditionally a male-dominated industry, it has come on a long way, but I still encounter sexism. I was at Borough Market last week and the man behind the counter asked me what I do. I told him and he uttered the…
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Write a guest blog for us

As part of our commitment to female voices, MsMono publish a monthly blog and we are currently inviting submission for guest bloggers to write an article for us. The articles will be 500 words and MUST fall into one of the following categories: Female Empowerment Women in Film/TV The guest…
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Featured Interview – Amanda Foster

As part of International Women’s Day 2019, we are celebrating remarkable women working in film and TV - Amanda Foster is one such woman. Having first worked as a model and actress she went on to become Britain’s only Black Female Stuntwoman when she completing her training in 1997. She…
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Women of the Oscars

The 2019 Academy Awards was a great night for women – all women. With the #OscarsSoWhite campaign feeling a long way behind us, it was truly remarkable to see such diverse women being honoured. The night saw an incredible first as Hannah Belcher was not only the first black woman…