About Hayley and Kirstie


Sonshine is written and edited by Hayley Grove and Kirstie Beaven. We are writers, feminists and parents of boys. We met when we had our first children, but really bonded over the year of hell that came with two children under three, numerous house moves and what seemed like a never-ending winter. Sonshine fills the gap that we have found while trying to teach our boys that they and their peers (boys and girls) are equal; different and equal.

We created Sonshine Magazine to explore the challenges and the joys that come with raising kind, thoughtful and empathetic (as well as loud, boisterous and hilarious) boys. We haven’t got a recipe for this but we hope that creating a change in the way we view boyhood, we can begin to change the way they will experience manhood.

Letter from the Editors 

Work with us

We are both writers and content producers, with a wide experience in social media and online content. As well as parenting and equality we write about art & culture (Kirstie), and beauty & fashion (Hayley).

We’ve also also prepared academic papers and spoken at a range of events, from conferences to informal meet-ups. We’re available for live events and panels and interviews.

We are open to discussing brand partnerships and love working on original collaborative ideas for content. If you’ve got an idea for commercial opportunities or special collaborations you’d like to discuss with us, drop us an email: sonshinelondon@gmail.com

Articles by Kirstie

Find Kirstie on Twitter, Instagram, and www.kirstiebeaven.com

Articles by Hayley

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