The Honest Hour is a project run by two friends, Monique and Charlotte, who strongly believe that women need a space to share their stories.
Every story is told from the heart, written with integrity and shared with the purpose to inspire, raise awareness, support and grow.
Monique and Charlotte met through a friend last year in London on International Women’s Day 2015. It was over a cup of coffee they listened tentatively to each other’s honest, compelling and heart-felt stories. They instantly felt connected and truly understood the value of personal story telling.
Every story published is truthful and read out loud by the storyteller unless explained otherwise. The Honest Hour will be publishing one story a week for you to read or listen to on short podcasts. Please do get in touch if you would like to contribute with a story of your own.
Charlotte is currently a Sydney based Londoner living in Clovelly with her partner, Angus who is a Chef. Charlotte’s main passion lies in building and strengthening communities. She is incredibly motivated by equity and diversity, participation and inclusion and has worked as a British Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf as well as supported a diverse range of community groups. In 2011 Charlotte was pivotal in setting up Launchpad, a homelessness service for young people in Sydney that focussed largely on supporting aboriginal communities and is now one of the largest homelessness providers in NSW. More recently Charlotte worked for Soho House and Co helping to build the creative membership community and the committees across it’s UK Clubs.
Monique is a London based Australian living in Notting Hill with her 2-year-old daughter Ivy and English partner George. Monique currently holds the role Senior Vice President at Massive Interactive (www.massive.co) and is passion about business and motherhood, more importantly making those two things work together.
Monique is a member of the Women for Women International Leadership Circle, a group committed to supporting women survivors of war and women who are currently are living in conflict. For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.womenforwomen.org.uk