About The Northernist

The Northernist is a Teesside-based blogger, shouting about her love for the area, and sharing her wisdoms and woes as she navigates life as a millenial woman.

Originally founded in 2016, The Northernist began as a place for Olivia (that's me - I know, third person is so weird, but it's how the 'professionals' do it) to have a bit of a rant and share posts about the things she was loving. Since then, it has flourished into a hub of Teesside-flag-waving, proper food porn and honesty surrounding big topics, like mental health and job hunting.

The aim of The Northernist is to champion the North East, with a particular focus on Teesside, to challenge the negative views of the region. With posts on Teesside food, events and lifestyle, it's a haven for anyone looking to visit the area or gain a bit more knowledge.

The Northernist is also to show other millennial women that they aren't alone in this big old world. This blog is to say 'yes, it's ok to feel a bit like you don't know which way your life is headed' by showing that we've all felt like that at some point. It's to say that there is no right or wrong way to do this whole life thing, just be grateful for the ride and we'll work out the bumps together.

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About Olivia

Let's drop the third person chat for this, shall we? I'm Olivia and I'm a mid-twenty-something from Middlesbrough. I'm passionate about where I live and will defend it to the death, which is something that I emulate through The Northernist. I'm also very passionate about being female and voicing all of the things that come along with that, so tying those topics up together through my writing is a total joy.

When I'm not tip-tapping away on here or grafting at my digital content day job, you can find me doing yoga, baking or reading. You might also find me pinning a load of recipes that I have zero intention of trying out, but the photos look so delicious, amirite? I'm also pretty big on mental health, so I dabble in hobbies that help me to unwind and de-stress, like cross stitching and paper cutting.

If you'd like to get to know me a bit more, please follow me on Twitter! Or you can send me over an email at olivia@thenorthernist.co.uk.