As a designer working predominantly with small business owners, I meet a lot of people who’ve never worked one-on-one with a designer before, usually because they’ve also never launched their own business before, let alone one with a website attached to it. …

Listen, child. Listen.

Listen, child, to the sound of my voice. Not to the noise that surrounds you.

Listen, child, to my words that are spoken. Not to the ones that are heard.

Listen, softly, with everything you have, to the ones who push you forward. Not to the ones who hold you back.

When you’re weary, listen to the words that give you strength. When you’re afraid, listen to the words that build your courage. When you’re uncertain, listen to the words that reassure you.

Amidst the commotion the world over, there is still tranquility to be found. There is still someplace that welcomes you, warms you and keeps you whole. At times, painfully distant. Other times, only a whisper away. But first, child, you must listen.

Sometimes, Reality Is Hard To Swallow

People. We need to talk.

We need to talk about sex.
We need to talk about gender.
We need to talk about rights.
We need to talk about religion.
We need to talk about health.
We need to talk about history.
We need to talk about each other.
And we need to talk about talking.

We need to talk sensibly and respectfully and confidently about so many things and it’s high time we quit hiding behind our comfortable conventions and manufactured, idealised notions of normality and get down to brass tacks.

And there’s no better time than the present. So… Are you ready?

Sticking to the beaten path is easy. When the road you venture down has largely been rid of obstacles, bends and forks, there is so little to lead you astray.

You know where you’ve been and you know where you’re going, because so many before you have gone the same…

Bee The Designer

Billie “Bee” Bryan. Eco-Conscious Creative Professional from The Cayman Islands, specialising in design for small businesses. Quirky. Open-Minded. Vegan.

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