Dear wanderer,

Perhaps you grew up dreaming of receiving your Hogwarts letter, or stumbling upon Narnia. Perhaps you long to visit Pemberley, to Defy Gravity, or to go to the ball. I will write you that letter, and build you that wardrobe. [A metaphorical wardrobe, that is.] Here you will find step-by-step lesson plans with takeaway homework assignments that show you how to embody fictional heroines in the everyday. This means chasing your dreams and making the impossible happen with your own inner magic.

For the full experience, you can Own Your Story, or join me for a literary tea party.

You have the potential. Heroine Training provides the tools.

Welcome to our headquarters, where dreams meet reality, where fiction is cherished, where magic is real.

Sincerely, your guide on this journey,



P.S. Read more about Heroine Training

considering a career path

^ me and a cauldron thing at lacock abbey. dress: watsons (now ansari), shoes: shoe embassy.

every halloween my sister and i would dress up as witches and run around our backyard, creating our world and identities, complete with cauldrons and potions and other magical accessories. lately, i’ve been hooked on gretchen rubin‘s latest book, happier at home. i’ve just read a section about how  careers often stem from childhood interests. as i have not chosen a career path yet, i can still put this simple, yet apparently useful information to my advantage. perhaps i could be a theatre producer because as a child i would write and direct plays. but actually, i have a better idea. when i grow up, i’m going to be a witch

productivity and lists

^ my macbook air (her name is matilda), my cat notepad from oxford comma, and my favorite kind of mechanical pencil (simple and inexpensive)

my laptop is a wonderful tool (for things like blogging), but especially with wireless internet it is also dangerous, especially when i am trying to read titus andronicus. today i implemented one of my productivity strategies: write down every little task that comes to mind (^see above for result, including closed laptop) instead of jumping on google to look something up or onto my money spreadsheet to input a value i just remembered. too often i consider these little thoughts “urgent” (when they are not), and they not only break up the flow of my work, but open up the entire world wide web of procrastination possibilities (especially during fashion week). after work is done for the day (never as a “break,” because this is always a lie), i work on this list. 

“despicable me” and my new favourite person

despicable me and…me. cardigan: white stuff, unicorn dress: hell bunny

last night i finally watched despicable me and found myself delighted. it is a clever, funny film with some excellent vocal acting and a heartening story. and an adorable new addition to my list of role models: agnes. she is a kid and acts like a kid, which is so refreshing. she is enthusiastic and full of life, affectionate and accepting, and most admirably: she sees the best in people even when they don’t see it in themselves. additionally, she is appreciative, and loves fluffy unicorns of all kinds