SOC-ENT Part 3: Mental Health Workshops begin!

What's going on Kim, I hear you say? A lot...as always! So a lot of you folk know about Keep Real, I'm so humbled to announce the beginning of mental health workshops for the social enterprise!! The first workshop will be in Sheffield as part of the CIC Golddigger Trust for 'Girls Day' (you can…

Experiences of a Social Entrepreneur: Part Two

If you haven't seen Part One of this three part blog post- please see it here! I first discussed knowing your market, dealing with difficult situations and a small summary of starting out. This part is asking questions like, 'What is a social enterprise?' and 'Tips from Important Mistakes'. So What Is A 'Social Enterprise'?…

Experiences of a Social Entrepreneur: Part One

It's difficult to sum up all the wonderful tribulations of starting a business. The very first statement I will say, is that the hardest part is starting at all. So here's 3 inside notes on my experiences so far for Part One! Personal Challenges: When I first had the idea of 'Keep Real' - it…

Women in Power / Why Keep Real is for Everyone

If there's a documentary I couldn't recommend enough, it would be 'Miss Representation' on Netflix. Exposing how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Although I'm in the UK, sexism and under-representation of females in positions of influence or power exists. It has always…

Trusted Clothes and Keep Real!

The wonderful Canadian non-profit Trusted Clothes are documenting my brand Keep Real's journey of sustainability and inspiring wellness. So sweet! Please go ahead and check it out. It’s no good promoting mental well-being as a business, if the business doesn’t have the foundations of trying to be the best version of itself either. So we…

What Am I Up To? (A lot I guess!)

Hey folks, and Happy Women's Day!!!  Thought I would do a personal update; as there's quite a bit going on recently! Firstly, I'm mega proud to say that my business Keep Real's 'proof of concept' application was approved, so the business is now in the process of doing more research before hopefully launching in July…