Hi, I'm Rosie. I live in North London. I grew up in Tel Aviv and have been alive for two decades.
By day I’m a freelance writer with a focus on long-form, meticulously researched thought-leadership content presenting complex topics in an approachable manner. If you’re interested in working with me, take a look at my other website.
By night I write eclectic essays on philosophy, books, living, creativity and more. Almost all the posts you see on this site start off as notes written to myself. A small percentage seem like they might be interesting to other people, so I share edited versions.
I am currently a top writer on Medium for the topics: mental health, creativity, books, writing, art, and self improvement.
I've blogged since I was 13 and been involved in some fun stuff since then including: giving a TEDx talk, shooting a book cover, having a clothing brand that will not be named steal one of my posts and put it on a t-shirt, having content featured by brands like Kanken and Doc Marten, working with PRs from brands like H&M, and connecting with lots of wonderful people.
People sometimes ask if there's a way to donate directly to me to support my work. The answer is no, I don't accept donations on here as this site is my hobby. But if you've really enjoyed something I've written and would like to say thanks, you're welcome to buy me a second-hand book on Amazon and I'll be very grateful.
Here’s 9 disjointed things about me:
I read a lot (i.e. 10-16 books per month, with my record being 100 back when I was at school.) Each month I publish a round-up of the books I’ve read.
I have a cat called Patti (after Patti Smith) and she’s a demonic little fluffball.
I like: black coffee regardless of quality, EB Garamond (my favorite font), Lamy pens, exploring a city with my camera, notebook and no plans, reading a book in one sitting, Doc Martens, the sound of the harmonica, plants, board games, getting tattoos.
I dislike: spicy food, crowded places, loud music, beer, unwanted notifications, social media, getting asked if I regret my tattoos, too much sun, white clothes, uncomfortable shoes, brushing my hair, elevators, bananas, running.
My Myers Briggs type is INTJ and yes, I know it’s unscientific.
My favourite places in the world are: Regents Canal and the National Gallery in London (and Kew Gardens and Camden), the side streets of Venice, Christiana in Copenhagen, all of Paris, the desert outside Tel Aviv, and a mediocre park in my hometown.
I'm a minimalist.
Music-wise, I literally only listen to Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst’s other work. Okay, sometimes I also listen to Flatsound, Father John Misty, Mary Gauthier, Cigarettes After Sex, and Frank Turner. But 90% of the time it’s Bright Eyes.
Film-wise, I mostly rewatch the same few on an endless loop: Harold & Maude (my favourite), Yellow Submarine, Pulp Fiction, and Notting Hill for when I need something mind-numbingly comforting. I don’t watch TV unless I’m ill, in which case I usually rewatch Black Books, Friday Night Dinner or Community.