An interview with Charlotte Squire, the founder of HappyZine - http://happyzine.co.nz/
Happyzine’s purpose is to inspire positive social and environmental change via good news. Happyzine is ‘solutions journalism’ – showcasing inspiring action and developments within fields that have generally been portrayed as beyond hope. There’s always hope. Dozens of change makers and writers who share the same values contribute to HappyZine and make it what it is.
Charlotte Squire founded Happyzine in 2007, inspired by the power of positive stories, inspiration, and creativity, and since then has watched Happyzine grow into a thriving online community. She lives in Golden Bay with her son Kahu.
In this interview Kara-Leah and Charlotte talk about about:
- Taking the leap into web publishing
- The grand vision for Happyzine
- Local Good News: bringing Happyzine to communities
- Why does mainstream media have a tendency to focus on what's wrong?
- Charlotte's all time favourite Happyzine stories - naked bike rides and washing machines
- What an average week as the editor of Happyzine looks like
- What you can do to support Happyzine
- How to subsribe to Happyzine's free, weekly e-zine
About Kara-Leah Grant
KL's the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Yoga Lunchbox, mother to a toddler and passionate about both writing and yoga. She lives in Wellington, teaches yoga and loves to cook while blasting dance music and reliving her go go dancing days. She also loves interviewing interesting & inspiring people making a difference in the world. Want interviewed? Contact her here: http://theyogalunchbox.co.nz/contact/general-contact-2/