Melbourne Art Natural

Art nude, natural light master, celebrating diversity. Nudity in art has been a prominent form of creative expression, ever since artists have been creating. But its acceptance within society has always trodden a fine line between high art and porn. As its place within the modern zeitgeist grows more and more precarious, artists like photographer…

Josh Carmody

Furniture maker, sustainably sourced, creating shapes. In a world of mass consumerism and cheap pricing, high quality craftsmanship has become the rarity instead of the norm. Fortunately for Josh Carmody, he has the eye and the innate skills to carry on this legacy. Designer and maker of high-end, bespoke timber furniture through his business Josh…

Maryellen George

Comedienne, feminist firecracker, creating inclusive spaces. The world of comedy is brutal. It’s relentless and often thankless. Often heralded as the platform for cynics and critics, traditionally comedy, and in particular standup, is a predominantly male, no-holes barred free-for-all. But Maryellen George is on a mission to change that! Diminutive in stature, but an absolute…

Rachel Rose

Energetic alchemist, ritualist, magnetic force. Rachel Rose is magnetic. She draws people into her field, just by being herself. Her most authentic and true self. Because that’s where the magic happens, when her most vulnerable self connects with another’s.  This expression is the full embodiment of the work she does as an Emotional Alchemist and…

Ange Drake

Personal trainer, women’s community creator, beam of shining light. A perfect day that involves a 5am wakeup, training and work – you might be reading this thinking, who on EARTH would call that a perfect day? But if you met Ange Drake, and I really hope you do, you’d not only totally understand it, but…

Sarah Hutcheon

Woman in business, achieving greatness, driven to succeed. Drive, ambition, motivation. For high-performing women in the workforce, these words can often be construed as negative, even dirty. And god forbid you have an opinion or stand up for yourself, thus you be labelled aggressive, moody, or a bitch. Sarah Hutcheon has had to expertly tackle…

Short stories: Georgia Hunter

Who or what currently inspires you? I have been looking a lot lately to the likes of Michelle Obama, Jacinda Ardern and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Women in positions of power being the change they want to see in the world and not for their own self interest. What is your proudest moment so far? Coming out…

Short Stories: Stephanie King

Who or what currently inspires you? People who are doing really thoughtful things for others during the Melbourne lockdown. A lovely soul in our local area put together a folder of stunning photos she had captured of the leave all changing colour and the flowers in bloom. She gave it to her local residential care…

Lauren Smith

Survivor, integrative practitioner, nurturer. Western society promotes a sense of pride in being busy, in being relentlessly overwhelmed and overworked. Because if you’re not, you’re not trying hard enough, you’re lazy. For Lauren Smith, being up-against it, stressed to the eyeballs, was her sense of achievement. That was, until it brought her world crashing down….

Short stories: Hannah Porter

Who or what currently inspires you? The small act of love, strength, compassion and resilience that people quietly share every day. What has been your proudest moment so far? While it’s not a moment, I’m proud that I have learnt to see change as an opportunity, rather than being scary. What makes you the happiest?…