I am Rebecca Rimmer Givens, an award-winning blogger, writer and analogue artist based in Warwickshire, UK.
I have a head full of stories bursting to come out. I love pausing and reflecting on this unpredictable life journey and channeling these thoughts into art and blogs. I like to use this website as an unedited presentation of my real life journey, one in which I will publicly experience my own self-improvement, make mistakes and change my opinions. Contrary to what social media may lead you to believe, no one leads a perfect life and there is a real world out there.
I am fascinated by analogue technologies and love taking photos with film cameras and typing thoughts on vintage typewriters. I mainly type on an antique 1950s Imperial Good Companion and love the impulsive un-editable result created when typing by hand and photographing on 35mm. I often sell my analogue art and through my business Say It With Type also create handmade typewritten stationery for weddings and events.
I am an avid tattoo collector and writer for Skin Deep, the UK’s best selling tattoo magazine. I have previously contributed to Tattoo Master, Things & Ink and Tattoodo and represented the tattoo industry for the likes of BBC Radio Four, BBC Three and Stylist Magazine. My previous blog (Inkluded), on which I wrote over 400 articles about tattoos, received over a million hits in three years and in 2017 was awarded a UK Blog Award. In 2018, Visit Holland tasked me with exploring the tattoo scene in The Netherlands and my series of articles went on to win an award at their annual ceremony.
If I’m not geeking out about typewriters and tattoos, you’ll find me writing other non-fiction or working in the arts. Prior to my life as a blogger, I had a decade’s experience in arts marketing and have worked for Soho Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, to name a few. Today I still take on on short-term editorial, marketing and press freelance projects.
Please note that from 3rd December 2018 to 1st September 2019 I will be on maternity leave.