I’m posting this as part of @patreon’s #ShareYourStudio day!! This is where you’ll find me about 70% of the time ✨ • dual screen monitors for my PC where I write, respond to emails & make plans for world domination (& stream) • shelf above is my “achievements shelf” with my book & awards 🏆 • my merch posters on the wall • bookshelf!!! 📚 • filming corner behind me 🎥 • podcasting set up is portable so that’s packed away & comes out when I’m recording 🎙 I love this lil home office/studio of mine. What would be in your dream home office??? 🏠 check out the “Join!” stories highlight to find out more about my Patreon!!
90 minutes of karaoke musical songs?! I’ve died & gone to my own personal heaven. Yesterday I was book slut, today I am... musical slut 🎶
EDINBURGH!!! 🏴 3 years have passed since last I was year, 3 years I have been yearning for you 💛 I stepped off the train today and it just felt like I’d come home. I love this city, I love this festival!! Please come to my event at the Book Festival tomorrow at 7pm at Baillie Gifford AND WHAT COMEDY SHOWS SHOULD I SEE?!?!! Let me know!!! ✨🔥👇🏼👇🏼🔥✨
AD | Really excited to be partnering with @oldvictheatre, one of my favourite theatres in London! Their new show A Very Expensive Poison starts 20th August and I've got you guys discounted £20 tickets! It's a dark, funny, surreal play about the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in England in 2006. I got to chat with the playwright, Lucy Prebble and you can see that video over on my IGTV (the description of which has all the details for getting your £20 tickets!!). I can't wait to go see it, it's an event that I know little about but very intrigued to see how it's dealt with on stage. I love going to the theatre so much, so thanks to The Old Vic for collaborating with me on the promotion of this new play! 🎭
It’s Tuesday and I’m pooped 💩😴 how are you?
Hi I’m Hannah and the only photo I have to share from an ONLINE VIDEO/SOCIAL MEDIA CONVENTION is from my hotel room. Why am I so bad at documenting things when this is literally my job??? Thanks @sitc_event for a lovely weekend 💛☀️
It’s funny because the chair is so big and I’m so small. Get it? At SitC this weekend! My full schedule & merch price list are in my story highlights!
AD | I was in a samba dance group when I was a tween/teen, we rehearsed every week and did performances (with LIVE samba drums!🥁 ) It was such a fun hobby to do, dancing with friends! 👯♀️ it gave me such confidence and really boosted my self-esteem (and not just because this exact photo was blown up and placed on the walls of my school cafeteria for years omg 🙈) And I still love dancing today (check my insta highlights for proof!) and I go to regular dance classes at my gym. Moving my body and sweating like that brings me so much joy and I am SUCKER for some choreography! 💃🏼 If I hadn't had access to period products when I was younger I would not have felt like I could do hobbies like dancing so freely and without any worries. @Always_UK_Ireland are continuing their mission to #EndPeriodPoverty by making sure no-one misses out on extra-curricular activities that can build confidence and shape your future and can do the things they love! 💛For every like or comment on this post until 30th September, Always & Tampax will donate one period product to @uk.youth organisations or after school clubs. And for every Always or Tampax purchased in participating stores from today - 30th September, the brands will donate a further period product. So what are you waiting for? Like this post!! And comment! Tell me what hobbies you did when you were younger and what you do now!
Mel’s turn to visit me in London this time. Obviously, matchy matchy outfits photoshoot!!! We’re not weird. You are. Tag ur mate who you wanna wear matching outfits with 👯♀️
Oh hi there!! It’s Summer in the City this weekend & I’m going to be doing lots of cool stuff! Check my stories highlight for my schedule of where I’ll be & when ✨ when I’m not on a panels & such I’ll be on my merch stand!! This weekend it’s 50% off everything, my books will also be available & if you buy a book you can get any merch item for £1! 🙌🏼 hope to see you there! 💛 📷: @bekor_
How has your weekend/Sunday been? I’ve basically spent mine being ill & watching TV on the sofa 🤧👌🏼
Happy 30th Birthday (not yet but happy birthday party) to the fecking gobshite that is Ms. @melaniiemurphy 💛💚can’t believe it’s taken 4 years of friendship for me to come visit your hometown but can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight! 🎉🎉🎉
“Hey, can I get on the bed with you & cuddle so we can be friends for a photo?” 💛 I’m visiting Mel this week to film some fun videos and celebrate her 30th birthday!! Wooowwwaaaweeeewaaaaaa 🔥🙌🏼✨
I like bridges
Cleared out my wardrobe today (and filmed it, so you’ll see that video soon!) got a HUGE pile of clothes to donate and I’ve turned this piece of material that was supposed to be a belt into a head scarf! YAY! ✨👌🏼
Triple date to the Brandenburg Gate 💛 had such a lovely time in Berlin with all the fam + the boyfs. I am very grateful that we can all go away on holiday together and have a smashing time! Also, Berlin is bloody brilliant 🇩🇪
You said go to Burgermeister and I did as you said. Yum yum yum 🍔where do you think does the best burgers? I’m a big fan of Shake Shack!
Loving Berlin & just about managing in the heat. Heard it’s 38 degrees in the UK today. How you all getting on? 😅 swipe ➡️ for Dan’s reaction when I told him to “smile properly” 😂
Berlin 2019 vs 2015. Basically spent my first afternoon/evening being like “OH I’VE BEEN HERE!!” when recognising places but no idea how to get around and how to get to other places I remember! Any Berlin recommendations?
Obligatory “I got my makeup done today and so now I must take a selfie and post it on instagram so I can immortalise my professional makeup-ed face” photo 📸 Q: do you like people doing your hair/makeup/hairdressers touching your hair etc? BECAUSE I LOVE IT WHEN STRANGERS TOUCH ME PROFESSIONALLY AND CONSENSUALLY. I find it so relaxing but I know some people hate it.
🐤 GREAT TITS 🍈 1) My “not wearing a bra for a week” video has hit 1 million views. The demographics are mostly men and they’re making it a whole 20% of the way through the video & I’m officially avoiding the comment section 🙈🙈 2) @spiltmilkpress gave me this print when they came to my book tour & I love it so much I framed it & now it’s on the wall in my office. THANK YOU BETH! 🐤🐤🍈🍈
Throwback to sunny garden picnic (disposable camera 📷)I AM LIVING FOR THIS WEATHER. SUMMER SUMMER YES! ☀️ Don’t forget to protect your thighs from chub rub! 😅😅 hands up if you’re a sweaty person!! 🙋🏼♀️
During all my travels this month I went to a yoga class with my family in Manchester. The studio had some work out clothes for sale and I saw this two piece and tried it on, bought it there & then and wore it to the yoga class!! 🌻🌻🌻💛💛💛 (the top bit is so small and only works over a sports bra on me, not sure if I could get away with it as a normal top over a normal bra) hmmmmm 👀 what is your one weakness when it comes to impulse purchases? Mine is sunflowers 🌻 [EDIT: actually a THREE piece! Can you see the scrunchie??]
On a train back to London after lots of travel back & forth. I’m very hungry & forgot to fill up my water bottle - which, if you watch my new video you’ll know IS NOT GOOD IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LARGE INTESTINE. I get dehydrated very easily so will have to buy a plastic bottle damn 🙈 I’ve not been very active on insta whilst travelling & filming (except posting #latergrams) but hi this is me now. My new video about what I eat with a stoma is now live 💩 how are you??? 💛 [earrings gifted from @eejewellery, use code HANNAH for 10% off #affiliate]
Happy Monday! I’ve been going through some old photos & found this happy smiley one with Jess from @loveandlondon! If you’re ever visiting/travelling to London definitely check out her instagram & website for travel tips - she knows the city so well!!! Have you been to London? Do you live here? What’s your favourite part of the city? 🌃 💛 Personally, I’ve got a soft spot for Clerkenwell.
Oh hi ☀️ how’s your weekend? I’ve been in Northampton, Birmingham and now just arrived in Manchester. Busy busy!! 📷: @bekor_
The Hormone Diaries is a month old!! Thanks so much to everyone who has bought it, read it, enjoyed it, come to a book signing, recommended it to a friend, written a review on Amazon, posted pics on social media. It means so much that this message about learning about our periods & contraception, breaking the stigma and empowering ourselves in our bodies is reaching so many people 💛❤️ have you read it? Would love to hear what you think? Favourite part? What have you learned? 🤓 Pics 📷 by @jondbarker.
Did some filming in a sex shop today. Can’t wait for you to see the video at the end of the month! Thanks for letting me film @shwomenstore! 😘 what’s one kind of sex toy you’ve always been curious about but never tried? Mine is a strap-on. 🍆
Took this picture the other week when it was pissing it down with rain & now my body is pissing itself in sweat 💦 who has used any of the tips from my chub rub video in this heat? Have they worked? Have you tried deodorant under the boobs too??? 😅
Spoke on a panel today about confidence with these two incredible women and one of the topics was about social media & editing photos. I talked about how transparency is important and then realised I’ve never actually been honest about how I edit my own photos. ➡️➡️➡️ swipe to see the original photo! I don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to photo editing & tbh I can barely tell the difference. I use an app and this is basically what I do to my photos ⭐️ 1) add a filter I like 2) up the brightness 3) up the contrast 4) up the saturation - I like my photos to be colourful & stand out! 🌈 But I don’t modify my body or my face/skin. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel like they have to edit themselves in photos to feel confident and valued and it happens more often than we think in the traditional media & here on social media. So just be wary of what you see, follow a diverse range of accounts to get different bodies showing up in your feed & ask for more transparency about the photo editing process from people you follow! 😘💛 what do you think? Should people on Instagram be transparent about how they edit their photos??
HOLY SHIRT BALLS MY BOOKS ARE IN A BOOK SHOP WINDOW 😭 this is a first!!! What an amazing ride this whole being an author thing is wtffff how have I written two books?!?!! I LOVE BOOKS! 😍📚 Nottingham tonight! 6:30pm!
I’m not extra, you are 💃🏼 Pretty wild seeing my name & book cover in the window of Waterstones in Birmingham last week. One more stop on the tour to Nottingham tomorrow. Can’t wait 😆
Walking through Birmingham this morning I saw WALK IT signs for @crohnsandcolitisuk! Hope all the walkers in Brum today have a great time! 💜 this pic was taken at the London WALK IT in June. We raised £278 for C&CUK and my justgiving page is still active so you can still donate if you wish! 💜 what are some of your favourite charities that are doing amazing work around the issues our community cares about? Share them in the comments & have a look at what other people are sharing! I definitely will be checking them out 💜
Talked to some year 9s this morning about periods & contraception and they were SO AMAZING! Also, they’d made this board to welcome me to the school! 😍😭 most of my audience online are in their 20s & 30s but I get a lot of messages saying “I wish I’d had this when I was younger!!” I feel so honoured to actually be able to deliver the message of openness, taboo-smashing, knowledge is power, shame-free education about our bodies to 13 & 14 year olds today 🙌🏼💛 what do you wish you knew about sex/periods when you were in school?
Stop 2 of #TheHormoneDiaries book tour. Waterstones Piccadilly have a happy hour whoops 🍹
At the spa last week I found myself sipping wine in the pool whilst sitting on a pool noodle like a swing. My ultimate adult baby moment.🍷👶🏼
Dear Social 🤳🏼 • #dearjune • It’s the last day but it’s also World Social Media Day! 💛🌟 I’ve never felt closer to my Instagram community than I have this month. No longer numbers & pixels but seeing your photographs on a daily basis, reading your words, seeing you art... I know this should be the bare minimum you expect from me but you’ve all become whole human beings with full and rich lives, interests & ideas. It’s been an honour getting to know you this month and I hope you’ve been getting to know each other too. Swipe ➡️ for some of my favourite accounts that have been participating in #dearjune in different ways! And make sure to check the # to get to know our wonderful community. Thank you thank you so much! Love, Hannah x
Dear Flashes 💥 • #dearjune • Can’t believe it’s the penultimate day of Dear June! 😢 also can’t believe that I got to day 29 & today is the first day that I woke up with ZERO ideas about what to post. Thanks to my dad for the photo & the idea about flashes of inspiration. There were certainly none coming for me today. I often rewatch Elizabeth Gilbert’s “your elusive creative genius” TED Talk when I’m struggling with creativity and inspiration. I find it very grounding. It was either this or me flashing my boobs. Do with that info what you will. What are some things you do when your flashes of inspiration are few & far between? Let’s help each other out! 💥 Tomorrow’s #dearjune word (and the final one!!) is Social 🤳🏼 (skirt #gifted from @pocheposh)
Dear Changing 🐛🦋 • #dearjune • Back in my old bedroom at my parents’ house in Manchester for the weekend. No butterflies anymore, curtains exchanged for blinds, new paint job. A lot has changed since I last lived here 9 years ago but I still call it “my room”. If you’ve moved out, what have your parents done with your old room? Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Flashes 💥 (Dress #gifted by @pocheposh)
Dear Citrus 🍊 • #dearjune • Not gonna lie, I was really struggling to figure out what to post for “citrus” but yesterday a took a treat yourself-ME day and went to the spa & got truly pampered. There was an outdoor roof bit by the pool with CITRUS WATER 🍊🍋🥒 Here is me in my happy peaceful place 💆🏼♀️ What do you like to do to treat yourself? ✨ Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Changing 🐛🦋
Dear Playing 🎲 • #dearjune • Here’s some of mine (& Dan’s) favourite board games and card games + DnD that we still haven’t played yet! We need a dungeon master! We also love a good bit of Texas Holdem ♠️♥️♣️♦️(Chameleon #gifted by @bigpotatogames) What are you favourite games? 🃏 Tomorrow’s #DearJune word is Citrus 🍊
Dear Sunflowers 🌻 • #dearjune • Here’s the history of me and sunflowers. Some of you might remember the days before I used my real name online and I was “hannahgirasol”. Girasol means sunflower. Backstory: from the age of 13 I did capoeira (the Brazilian martial art). Everyone in my group got a nickname in Portuguese and hence Girasol was born. I spent a lot of time with this group of people who never called me Hannah, I was simply Girasol. And so began my obsession with sunflowers. I did this painting with the woman who introduced me to capoeira when I was 15! When I started making accounts online (2009 for YouTube, although didn’t start posting until 2011) obviously I used this as my username. HOWEVER, no-one could spell it or pronounce it. Bad for branding. And on top of that turns out I was pronouncing it the Portuguese way but spelling it the Spanish way. And so Girasol had to go. But the love for sunflowers stayed 🌻💛 What is your favourite flower? 🌷🌹🌸🌼 Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Playing 🎲 (dress #gifted from @pocheposh)
Don’t normally get such nice pics of me & Dan but here’s one from us in Brighton on the weekend. PIMM’S 🍹 and BEER 🍺 O’CLOCK!!! Happy summer everyone! ☀️💛
Dear Magic ✨ • #dearjune • #pressinvite Two Hufflepuffs go to see Cursed Child! 💛 what a day yesterday! I don’t think I’ve ever sat through so much theatre in one day (except maybe at the Edinburgh Fringe) and oh boy were we emotional wrecks at the end! Scorpius is by far my favourite character in the play & both times I’ve been to see it the actor who plays him has been spectacular! ⭐️ I love the magic, seeing adult Harry, Ron & Hermione (even if I think Harry is a bit of a dick), the music, the choreography, the cape swooshing, how does the lake/water bit work backstage??? Cursed Child is pure theatre magic. ✨ Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Sunflowers 🌻
Dear Diary 📔 • #dearjune • I’m currently in the second year of my second five year diary. It’s pretty cool to see the changes over the years. 2013: at uni, end of second year. 2014: had just graduated and went to LA for the first time! 2015: living/working in London. 2016: LA again! 2017: VidCon! 2018: recovery from 2nd surgery. 2019: yet to be written but this weekend has involved a boozy trip to Brighton & seeing HP & the Cursed Child! Do you keep any kind of diary/journal? 📝 Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Magic ✨
Dear Space 🚀 • #dearjune • ✨💫🚀☄️⭐️🌙🛸🛰 I may have a bit of an obsession. (some pieces #gifted from @eejewellery) I’m typing this whilst watching Killing Eve and it’s all I can think about. I’m gonna need some SPACE to finish season 2 quick! Tomorrow’s #dearjune word is Diary 📔