the honest blonde
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Welcome

Hello friends, strangers, and fellow creatives!

My name is Livia Hooson and I am so happy to greet you here on these digital pages. I am an editorial and creative writer presently living in Boulder, Colorado while I grow my freelance writing career and personal blog. The Honest Blonde—an identity that evolved from my heartfelt story-telling and raw reverie—has etched her way into my journalistic voice as well. Because it is my nature to lean in closer to the people and places around me, I can share my deepest insights and ideas about how I see the world. I recently left my full-time corporate job working for a luxury lifestyle publication to pursue more meaningful projects with a location independent workflow. My writing pursuits are centered around environmental journalism with a solution-based approach meant to empower my audiences to turn desired activism into direct action. There is a voice within each of us: a creative and compelling narrative only we can tell. I am eager to converge with you through this platform and beyond, creating art as a way of life…and as a way to elevate ourselves and our communities.

The story is in the details.

Consider this the unabridged, still-in-the-works, experimental development of my commentary and visual captures of this honest life. From the streets of Washington, D.C. to Wilmington CA, I am sharing conversations, controversies, and encounters with everyone from modern-day spiritualists to business executives. I am addressing topics like sustainability in the fashion and food industries and exploring what it means to be civically engaged, while remaining true to my voice. I am quenching a thirst to see more of the story—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 Canon lens in front of me and a camcorder on my hip. On the worst of days I am waiting for answers to drop from the sky, and on the best of days I go hunting for them.

What you will discover here:

  • Weekly blog posts documenting a life designed to inspire change, connect cultures, and challenge social constructs

    • How-To’s

    • Personal stories of grief, relationships, self-growth, and career transitions

    • Sustainable life practices

    • Yoga and spirituality

    • Travel anecdotes

    • Interviews and images

My professional skills and experience:

  • Editorial writer focused on environmental issues, sustainability, and philanthropy in fashion, architecture, business, and in our everyday lifestyles

    • Copywriting

    • Content marketing

    • Travel writing where I review hotels, properties, cities, and excursions both locally and globally

    • Experience with SEO writing for luxury lifestyle publications

    • Expert in content management systems (CMS) on WordPress and Squarespace

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.


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Contact.

To speak directly about freelance work, collaborations, and press opportunities, please reach me at: laraxxlivia@gmail.com

 

ALL HONEST WORK IS GOOD WORK; IT IS CAPABLE OF LEADING TO SELF-DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDED THE DOER SEEKS TO DISCOVER THE INHERENT LESSONS AND MAKES THE MOST OF THE POTENTIALITIES FOR SUCH GROWTH.
— PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA