Delighted to be a NSW State finalist in the 2020 Telstra Business Women's Awards. Thank you to everyone who nominated me or supported my application. Wonderfully thorough judging process which really made me step back and assess the career journey to date. Fantastic to be in the finals with several trailblazing women in Australia, each making a difference in the business community. Looking forward to the awards night in April.
Graffiti Lane is making it's way to 2020 Academy Award Nominees courtesy of Hollywood Swag Bag honoring Oscars weekend.
Cannot believe it. Double whammy this month picking up two gold gongs for the Roar Success awards in the categories of :
* Best Book- Graffiti Lane
* Most Powerful Influencer
Using poetry as a vehicle to drive change, I've been leveraging the written, spoken, and visual word to raise awareness on the topics I care about. Anti-bullying, Domestic Violence Prevention, and Mental Health Awareness, especially in youths. One voice can make a difference.
Surreal night meeting John Travolta backstage. I am just a tad excited he now has a copy of my book, Graffiti Lane, to read on his flight home from Australia to the US, unless he’s the pilot of course. Thanks Anthology International for putting on An Evening with John Travolta. Fantastic seats right up front and centre for me and my son. John was totally amazing, funny, and engaging. Great hosting by Melissa Doyle too and added bonus of meeting actor and mega speaker Kurek Ashley in the audience #starstruck.
I am totally floored to be selected as a finalist for the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards in the Big Idea (Changing The World) category for my work as an author, using the spoken and written word to drive change around social issues such as bullying.
The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
Thank you to everyone who got behind me - The 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards winners will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner in Melbourne in September. Find out more about the awards at https://ausmumpreneur.com/
Experimental and kinetic poetry is a great way to put a new spin on creativity. This movie was totally out of my comfort zone, but it was filmed for a good cause - to raise awareness around domestic violence. Statistics in Australia, reported by White Ribbon:
At Bankstown Poetry Slam in Bankstown, West Sydney - the largest poetry slam in Australia. Enriching to see such diverse and passionate poets rock the house. Feature poet was Luka Lesson who was literally amazing. I was last up in the slam and I have to say, it was a total privilege to take to the mic at an iconic event like this, performing a poem called 'Bleach' about high school bullying.
#antibullying #poetry #diversity #slam #lukalesson #bankstownpoetryslam