BLACK, FEMALE AND CHRISTIAN! I’M A MINORITY CREATIVE

In case you missed it: Hi, I’m Paula and I’m Black, a woman and a Christian. Now that you have been caught up to speed, welcome. Being part of a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of society (a subsection squared, if you like!) in the creative industry is an interesting and unique experience […]

“THE IDEA OF BEING BUILT FOR PURPOSE” – TAILOR FITTED INTERVIEW

Known as The Tailor Fitted, Oli Greaves is a Men’s Fashion and Lifestyle blogger and YouTuber, with a mission to encourage young men to be confident in who they are and to be the best they can be. He said: “The name Tailor Fitted is around the idea of being built for purpose. “I believe […]

MY RTS BURSARY DIARY: WHY AM I THE ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY’S BIGGEST CHEERLEADER?

Originally written for the Royal Television Society and posted here   When I learnt of the Royal Television Society (RTS) bursaries in 2015, I knew I had to apply. Any organisation actively committed to the diversification and inclusion of underrepresented groups within the British media will always hold a place in my heart. Plus, being […]

WHAT I WORE IN LISBON (LISBOA), PORTUGAL – LOOKBOOK [VIDEO]

My sister and I had an amazing time in Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon! I have put together a little lookbook of the outfits I wore over the four days and four nights. Lisbon was amazing! We lived in the historical center of the city which meant we were able to wonder around and explore castles, […]

DARREN APPIAGYEI: CARVING UP A STORM – GUEST POST

By Chijioke Anosike What do you get when you mix exotic wood with a man who lives for attention to detail? You get In The Grain, Darren Appiagyei’s, product design company which specialises in bespoke wooden pieces to cater to your tastes.   In The Grain is a design company which aim is to give unique […]

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CVS AND COVER LETTERS

After working in recruitment and screening hundreds of CVs, cover letters and portfolios at work, I have picked up a few best practices for CVs that I thought I’d share with you all. Make sure to share too! The Dos and Don’ts of CVs and Cover Letters! DO use headings and sub-headings to make your […]

#5 CALLEDOUT MUSIC INTERVIEW – “MY CREATIVE PROCESS REVOLVES AROUND THE MUSIC MEANING SOMETHING.”

Interviewed by Paula Melissa Interview date: 15/02/2017 Feature Image by Jonathan Luchow Despite only joining the UK Gospel music scene as CalledOut Music two years ago, singer-songwriter and musician Samuel Nwachukwu is a firm favourite across all ages. He is known for hits like ‘I Am Free’, ‘My Prayer’ and ‘You’re Mine’. The name ‘CalledOut’ comes […]

#4 Hannah Ajala – BBC Journalist – “I was obsessed with film-making and story-telling!”

Interviewed, filmed and edited by Paula Melissa Interview date: 29/01/2018 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is one of the world’s largest media organisations. A national treasure! It was absolutely amazing interviewing BBC World Service journalist, Hannah Ajala as she talks about her creative journey. Here is our two part interview where she discusses her start […]

#2 HOW TO BE A CREATIVE!! ALL THE LINKS YOU WILL EVER NEED!! – #CareersForCreatives 

Want a creative career* in Marketing, Journalism, Music or Technology but you don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! When I first decided I wanted to be a creative, I did not know where to start! There weren’t many people doing what I was doing. It wasn’t like today where Twitter […]

#1 What’s a C R E A T I V E?! – Careers For Creatives Series

I often refer to myself as a ‘Creative’. To me, a Creative is someone who creates art in some way. A lot of the time, I use the term to refer to someone in the visual arts such as photography, videography, art, music, literature etc but of course, anyone can be a Creative! This new […]

Happy (?) Five Year Blog Anniversary, PaulaPaceSetter

So my blog, this very blog, is FIVE years old this month! It’s crazy that one quarter of my life has consisted of this blog. Over that time, the vision for this blog has changed considerably. I experiemented with how personal I wanted to make it. It’s funny that I’m celebrating five years today when […]

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