Happy Holidays from Ramona

Letter with love from Freya

Dear Friends,

Phew, what a year 2019 has been!

If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling tired, overwhelmed and a little bit sad about the state of the world. It’s really hard when you feel like there’s not much you, as an individual can do and so I want to invite you to allow yourself to rest and recharge with me for a few weeks.

I know this is really tough to actually do when you feel guilty about how much bad stuff is happening in the world but we really won’t be able to help if we burn out.

It’s the small things that will help you recharge effectively. Being with yourself sans screens, reading a great book, heading into nature, spending time with some furry friends and just taking things slowly and being exactly where you are without distraction. I intermittently delete Instagram so I can claim my brain back and it feels so wonderful and quiet. Let’s practice REAL self care this holiday: go to bed early, nourish your body, feed your mind good content. If we can allow ourselves this break then we can come back stronger than ever to fight for a better decade next year!

I am taking a few weeks break from Ramona but I can’t wait to share some amazing, empowering content with you next year!

Happy holidays!

Freya and the Ramona Team.

P.s If you’re looking for a little Christmas pick me up, check out this adorable song from Julia Jade.


Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who has a passion for youth rights and mental health. To combat her own battle with anxiety and hypochondria, you can find Freya boxing, practicing yoga, taking sertraline and swimming in the ocean. She believes in opening up about her mental health struggles and shining a light on what is not spoken about. Freya welcomed her first daughter, Aurora into the world on the 21st of November, 2017 and spends her days building blocks, reading stories and completely exhausted. With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed teen media. The magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality and kindness. You can follow her on Instagram @thecinnamonsociety

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