Short stories: Daniel Paproth

Who or what currently inspires you? Honestly, and I know this might sound crass, but myself! Looking back over my progress, and ability to do and think and achieve what I never previously entertained, keeps me topped up. Also – seeing friends and family kick goals. What has been your proudest moment so far? Establishing…

Rose Cuff

Mental health advocate, heart of gold, eternal optimist. Rose Cuff is an eternal optimist. Which is hard to believe when, over the 34 years of her career working in mental health and the last 25 working with children and families where a parent has a mental health challenge, she has been the keeper of a…

Short stories: Laura Batty

Who or what currently inspires you? Honestly, right now, there’s not a lot inspiring me. People who are still managing to advocate for what they believe in or do nice things for the world inspire me. And Instagram accounts that show real people, real moments, and real emotions 🙂 What has been your proudest moment…

Dr. Claire Madden

Vet, creating her future, protecting wildlife. A career working with animals has got to be up there with most desired jobs – being surrounded by cuddly critters all day as a veterinarian or a zoo keeper the dream for many children. What they don’t tell you at age eight, is that it’s a hard, long…

Dr. Manon Jenkins

Doctor, integrating wellness, striving for excellence. It’s very well documented now that mental wellbeing and physical illness are directly interlinked. So it comes as no surprise that many medical professionals are integrating elements of mindfulness, not only into their own lives, but the way in which they provide care to their patients. Manon Jenkins may…

Yels

Connector, serving others, vibrating on high. People’s eyes light up when they talk about Yels. In the words of her good friend and fellow Storyteller Claire Kenna, Yels is “a bloody legend who is very real, very genuine and is very sincerely passionate about making this world a better place. Yels is the friend everyone…

Bethany Tyler

Athlete, performer, harnessing inner strength. How many of you out there have seen a competitive pole dancing routine? I’m not talking about some Hollywood re-enactment of a seedy strip club. A high level, high energy competition. If so, you may have noticed the mind-blowing skill of these elite athletes, who are at peak fitness and…

Alice Zaslavsky

Foodie, cookbook author, passionate educator. The universe rarely provides life-changing sliding doors moments. And when it does, we may not be open to receiving the opportunity because it may seem too scary or the risk too great. Lucky for Alice Zaslavsky, she packed her brave pants one fateful day when the MasterChef Season 4 auditions…

Cat Webb

Entrepreneur, Pilates powerhouse, building communities. It takes a hell of a lot of courage to start your own business. To fill a gap in the market and create a desirable and sustainable idea that no one else has latched on to. Cat Webb has courage in spades, but also a clear vision and savvy business…

Courtney King

Artist, champion of women, dreamer. There is nothing more powerful than women who celebrate other women. Who thrive on lifting them up, on watching them grow and helping them succeed. Courtney King is one of those women. Photographer, make-up artist, baker, event space owner, Courtney is an all-round creative who loves imagining and showcasing beauty….