About Me

Hello! I’m Britt, the face behind Alternatively Speaking, an Alternatively Lifestyle and Outdoor Travel blog. I cover an array of topics such as Camping, Hiking, Tattoos, Piercings, Paganism and more.

I am based in Ontario, Canada where I live with my husband John, our 2 dogs Daviana and Indiana, and our 2 cats Pippen and Jinx. If you’re interested in finding out more about the furbabies, you’re in luck! I also run a pet-focused blog called Shed Happens where their adorable faces make a regular appearance.

Photo by Bailey Lynn D Photography

In addition to running both blogs, I am also a Digital/Social Media Marketer and Freelance Writer. I own my own business where I focus on helping small business owners to succeed in the online space through social media management, social media coaching and content creation.

You can find out more about my work by visiting my Work with Me page.  

When I’m not blogging, you can find me teaching music with the Kingsville Essex Associated Band, Canada’s longest continuously running marching band or rehearsing and performing with our local community band and No Strings Attached, a saxophone quartet.

My husband and I are both outdoorsy people with a love for camping, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, among other activities. In fact, we even climbed and summited Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013 to help raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Canada!

We are always looking forward to our next big adventure.

The Blog

Alternatively Speaking was born in 2017 when I was transitioning from the corporate world to working from home full-time in the digital/social media marketing space.

At the time, I was following and networking with a large number of bloggers. However, I noticed that there was something missing. While I love all the bloggers that I connected with at such an early stage, there appeared to be an absence of the alternative culture represented.

I created Alternatively Speaking as a ‘safe space’ for those who identify as ‘alternative’ to feel comfortable discussing topics that they relate to including tattoos, piercings, body modification, alternative fashion and more.

Over time, the blog has grown and transitioned. I have started to talk more about Paganism and my personal journey as an Eclectic Pagan.

With this came my love for the environment and all things related to outdoor travel. I LOVE getting out and enjoying the beauty of nature and am excited to connect with others that share that passion.

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