Most of my life has been a bumbling balancing act of self-sabotage and self-discovery

 

As much as I’ve loved donning a sequinned frock and drowning in house-champagne, I’ve also devoured self-development, sociology and psychology, and have remained fascinated by how we best maximize our time on the planet (see above point about champagne). I’m yet to strike the perfect balance between the parties and purity, but life generally looks and feels a bit like this…in equal measure:

Champagne (or insert-beverage-of-choice-here) and green smoothies
Short sequinned frocks and comfy fat pants
Spending and saving
Wild nights out and quiet nights in
Dessert and detoxing
Netflix and Namaste
Sleeping in and rising for the sunrise
Working my ass off and doing SWEET F.A.

Most of my life has been a bumbling balancing act of self-sabotage and self-discovery

 

As much as I’ve loved donning a sequinned frock and drowning in house-champagne, I’ve also devoured self-development, sociology and psychology, and have remained fascinated by how we best maximize our time on the planet (see above point about champagne). I’m yet to strike the perfect balance between the parties and purity, but life generally looks and feels a bit like this…in equal measure:

 

Champagne (or insert-beverage-of-choice-here) and green smoothies
Short sequinned frocks and comfy fat pants
Spending and saving
Wild nights out and quiet nights in
Dessert and detoxing
Netflix and Namaste
Sleeping in and rising for the sunrise
Working my ass off and doing SWEET F.A.

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I love to make people

laugh, think & feel

I do this through the shows I create, my blog, my coaching and mentoring and how I engage with the world.

                 But let’s

back-track

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write, sing, tell stories and have always felt most at home on a stage. I was definitely one of those pesky kids putting on shows in the family lounge-room. And for a brief while, I was fairly convinced I was Maria Von Trapp.

punch me now.

                 But let’s

back-track

 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write, sing, tell stories and have always felt most at home on a stage. I was definitely one of those pesky kids putting on shows in the family lounge-room.
And for a brief while, I was fairly convinced I was Maria Von Trapp.

 

punch me now.

I always thought my destiny was to be a musical theatre performer. I LOVED performing in, and watching, shows. So naturally after school, I went on to refine my skills at a fancy Performing Arts College in Melbourne. But something just didn’t sit right. And it wasn’t just my inability to do a time-step (or ANY step).

PLUS I had stories to tell…juicy ones.

Stories that I thought people might make people wet their pants laughing, and perhaps even change the way they think about life

 So I started creating, performing and producing my own shows.

This has allowed me to travel Australia and the world doing what I love. It’s been one helluva ride and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. Now, I mentor other creative folk so they can do the same.

I always thought my destiny was to be a musical theatre performer. I LOVED performing in, and watching, shows. So naturally after school, I went on to refine my skills at a fancy Performing Arts College in Melbourne. But something just didn’t sit right. And it wasn’t just my inability to do a time-step (or ANY step).

PLUS I had stories to tell…juicy ones.

Stories that I thought people might make people wet their pants laughing, and perhaps even change the way they think about life

 So I started creating, performing and producing my own shows.

This has allowed me to travel Australia and the world doing what I love. It’s been one helluva ride and I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. Now, I mentor other creative folk so they can do the same.

My life in

bullet points

 

I grew up in a fabulously postmodern family. My Dad came out when I was 10 (which made for a colorful existence in cosmopolitan Bombo back in the 90’s!). He has a beautiful Trans partner, and they’re incredibly happy. I couldn’t be more proud of my unique little family and I’m a fierce advocate for Marriage Equality.

shit-together

I grew up in a fabulously postmodern family. My Dad came out when I was 10 (which made for a colorful existence in cosmopolitan Bombo back in the 90’s!). He has a beautiful Trans partner, and they’re incredibly happy. I couldn’t be more proud of my unique little family and I’m a fierce advocate for Marriage Equality.

shit-together

As mentioned, I spent a brief period of my life (I reckon 3-4 weeks?) as a stripper, back in my early twenties. I had to raise some quick cash to pay for my college fees when the bank wouldn’t give me a loan. I learned so much about myself in this time – namely that I SUCK at pole dancing…

As mentioned, I spent a brief period of my life (I reckon 3-4 weeks?) as a stripper, back in my early twenties. I had to raise some quick cash to pay for my college fees when the bank wouldn’t give me a loan. I learned so much about myself in this time – namely that I SUCK at pole dancing…

the patrons were lucky
to go home with their balls intact

But I also learned a lot about what it truly means to feel self-empowered.

I was Dux of my school. I’m a total academic and proud nerd at heart, and I can see myself returning to study at some point in the not too distant future.

I was Dux of my school. I’m a total academic and proud nerd at heart, and I can see myself returning to study at some point in the not too distant future.

Conversely, not so long ago, my life was a total

shit show

Conversely, not so long ago, my life was a total

shit show

Think thousands (and I mean THOUSANDS) of dollars of unpaid parking fines, destructive relationships (and destructive drug dabbling), accidental demolition of 5 cars (yep…5). The list goes on. I spent a long time feeling completely unfulfilled and unaligned. Which leads me to the next point…

Think thousands (and I mean THOUSANDS) of dollars of unpaid parking fines, destructive relationships (and destructive drug dabbling), accidental demolition of 5 cars (yep…5). The list goes on. I spent a long time feeling completely unfulfilled and unaligned.
Which leads me to the next point…

My shit-storms constitute my first solo show:

 

A storm in a d cup

d-cup

My shit-storms constitute my first solo show:

 

A storm in a d cup

d-cup

I took a good (and long) look in the mirror, and realized that the way I was living my life was no longer working for me. So I talked about it, wrote about it, and made peace with it. Next thing I knew, I was touring the show around the country, and eventually internationally. Who knew?

I took a good (and long) look in the mirror, and realized that the way I was living my life was no longer working for me. So I talked about it, wrote about it, and made peace with it. Next thing I knew, I was touring the show around the country, and eventually internationally. Who knew?

I’ve since performed my solo and collaborative shows all around Oz, as well as New York City, London and Edinburgh.

 

Dreams. Come. True.

(with a whole lotta time and tenacity).

I met my fiancé Zac in New York City. I was there performing A Storm in a D Cup at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and he was there doing an internship. He got assigned to work on my show, and the rest is history. HOW ROMANTIC IS THAT! To be fair, my love life prior to was a comedy of errors, so I was due for a happy ending.

finance

I met my fiancé Zac in New York City. I was there performing A Storm in a D Cup at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and he was there doing an internship. He got assigned to work on my show, and the rest is history.
HOW ROMANTIC IS THAT!
To be fair, my love life prior to was a comedy of errors, so I was due for a happy ending.

finance
engaged-baby

Zac and I are engaged, living in Adelaide SA, and we have a baby due in October. 1, 2, 3…awwww. I’m excited but a little nervous. Mainly about my pelvic floor.

Zac and I are engaged, living in Adelaide SA, and we have a baby due in October. 1, 2, 3…awwww. I’m excited but a little nervous.
Mainly about my pelvic floor.

engaged-baby

I’m currently writing a brand new show all about pregnancy and impending parenthood (watch this space!) AND my next big life goal is to write a book. No doubt once I’m a Mum I’ll have all the time in the world to do this… … …

#wishfulthinking

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I’m currently writing a brand new show all about pregnancy and impending parenthood (watch this space!) AND my next big life goal is to write a book. No doubt once I’m a Mum I’ll have all the time in the world to do this… … …

#wishfulthinking

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shit,

you’re a trooper!

 

Feel free to subscribe below so you never miss my musings.

I mean, FOMO is the worst.