01.15.13 Truth & Wisdom
I am Dawn O’Porter. Up until last August I was Dawn Porter, but upon marrying an Irish man I decided to compromise on the name change, and I took his O’. I am slowly getting used to the new name; the Irish accent however, is taking a little longer to master. So, here I am. Guest editor of The Conversation for January. I know Amanda through…actually let me think it how this all came about. OK- Amanda appealed for contributors on Twitter and some of my followers yelled at me (tweeted in ALL CAPS) telling me I had to get involved. So I tweeted Amanda, then we emailed, then we Skyped wearing just our bras, and now I will never let her out of my sight again. So, here I am.
For those of you that don’t know my work, I talk a lot about sexism, feminism, body image, sexuality, confidence, food, pets and I tell inappropriate jokes and bang on about nonsense on Twitter. There is often a point behind what I am doing, but I try to get everything across by making people laugh. I am human, and female, so I get stressed out and down sometimes but on the most part, I think too many people take life way too seriously and that life really is quite ridiculous so sometimes we should all just look in the mirror and have a good old laugh at ourselves.
Aside from that, I am generally quite sensible.
I am really looking forward to being involved with The Conversation this month; I have some fun things lined up for you- so keep checking in.