About Me

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Who Am I?

I’m Caryn Welby-Solomon, 26 years old and I currently work as a Content Producer for 24.com writing Native Content for their Brand Studio. I previously worked in Africa news, and in Public Relations and Marketing. I am also a contributor for Fangirlish and TheYoungFolks and a freelancer in my spare time, for examples of my work, check out my portfolio here.

Other than my formal writing, I am an ardent feminist, an activist, a lover of film, television, books, internet culture, art, music, Nutella and conversations with others. I’d like to think of myself as multi-faceted and always developing and changing.

What is Pink Shackles?

Pink Shackles does not refer to that Mary Mary song, which is probably stuck in your head right now, but it is also refers to the instrument that was used as a restraint device. Metaphorically this refers to the things that are holding us back – our fears, our past, patriarchy, racism, etc, and my attempts to talk about, as it pertains to me, as it pertains to the people around me, and what I have learnt from research and experience.

This blog will also follow my interests from reviews, lists, features about books I read, films or television shows I watched, podcasts I listened to, events I attended, and news that I read.


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