About me

Hello! I’m Tanya. I’m an INFJ, although the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator might be nonsense. I was born on the cusp of Sagittarius and Capricorn, except I don’t really believe in horoscopes. I’m in my mid-thirties, but I look younger and feel older. Do not stand in my way. I will walk around you.

Yoga is the reason there isn’t a trail of corpses in my wake. Don’t speak to me until I’ve had my coffee. I’m cool with squirrels eating from my bird feeder. Yes, that is a tattoo on my face and no, it didn’t hurt. My hair was a different colour last time you saw me. If I had to describe my approach to life with just one over-used quote it would be do no harm but take no shit.

Originally from Northern Ireland, I now share a home in beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland, with a tall man, a small cat and an albino axolotl with a double-barrel surname. My mind is made of the internet, paganism, theories and experience of gender and sexuality, nature, recreational reading, planning and organising, weird entertainment media, authentic representations of disability and chronic illness, the dark side of social science, and alternative culture.



This website is my online home and a place for my words and pictures. My photography portfolio lives here as does my collection of creative writing. I update the blog regularly(ish, most of the time) with creative bits and pieces, updates on the making of creative bits and pieces, rants and rambles, and whatever else I feel like nattering about.

I’ve been blogging since blogs have been a thing and have moved through phases of personal journalling to subject-specific writing to a more brand-focused approach and back to simply sharing my thoughts, experiences and creative output. What I’m doing right now makes me happy and happiness is important.



If you want to contact me by email, you can do that via hello@tanyasimonesimpson.com



All photographs and words on this site are copyright Tanya Simone Simpson (all rights reserved) unless otherwise stated. If you’re interested in including something I’ve created in something you’re creating, please get in touch at hello@tanyasimonesimpson.com with details of your project.


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