Hello friends, strangers, and fellow creatives!
My name is Livia Hooson, I am an editorial and creative writer presently living in Medellin, Colombia where I am a freelance writer, practicing yogi, and digital documentarian. The Honest Blonde is an identity that evolved from my emotional story-telling and raw reverie—and she has etched her way into my journalistic voice as well. It is my nature to lean in closer to the people and places around me so I can share my perspective, descriptions and recognitions through a lens that continues to be shaped each day spent abroad.
The story is in the details.
Here, I share my observations and stories with you to showcase a bit more of what we see everyday—a widening of the lens if you will—that exposes the boundlessness of humanity. What I am constantly learning is that when I unravel one answer, it seems to only lead to an infinite supply of more questions. Yet the more I listen, the more I find a commonality between us and them, and this is what keeps me searching, bare-handed with a lens in front of me and a camcorder on my hip. My editorial writing pursuits are centered around sustainability in architecture, fashion and food as well as human-interest pieces focused on diverse and international thought leaders; while my creative work invites you into my travels, my lessons learned, and the exquisite beauty that can be found in the spaces in between.
What you will discover here:
Monthly blog posts documenting a life designed to inspire change, connect cultures, and challenge social constructs
How-To’s spanning work-life abroad to social media cleanses
Personal stories of grief, relationships, self-growth, and career transitions
Eco-practices to encourage sustainability at-home and on the road
Travel anecdotes from Colorado to Colombia
You can peruse a handful of my published articles on my Portfolio page / / / Subscribe for bi-monthly updates of new posts for a dose of honesty straight to your inbox.