We all need a tribe, a gang, a network, a possie, a gathering and inspiration of women. Last October a group of women retreated together and it birthed the most amazing community of creative women called the inspire collective.
MAXIMUS & LIBERTY
Amanda is the co-founder of Maximus & Liberty. It is a not for profit surf brand that exists to support youth surfing projects around the globe.
Kinwomen is a network, not an organisation or a business, just a gathering of women who want to do life well and be able to claim honestly, ‘no regrets’. The network is women only – bringing together women of all ages, cultures, education, abilities and passions to share life and wisdom.
SECRETS IN THE BAY
Is a local community creative photography social media brand, started by Amanda and her local friends. The whole point of the network is to brag about what is beautiful in their local area. Some of their photos and posts have gone to over 100,000 followers
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Each Thursday over on 98.5fm’s blog I am writing a series called Dear Self… Here is the first installment originally published here. Imagine if you filled up the kettle with water right now and sat down with your favourite tea and had a good old chat to yourself. What would you say? What if the self[…]
When was the last time you walked the beach alone? When was the last time that you prioritised time for you to breathe deeper again? As Women, as Mothers and as Creatives we spend so much time giving out to others, we spend so much time in spaces where we are in charge, responsible and[…]
One could say I am a serial internet poster. My online footprint could be found by even the most novice of searchers but for the first time last night, I questioned my love affair with all things online and breathed a deep sigh of “what has our world become?”. Edward Snowden, has confused us. My[…]
One of the reasons why I struggle with advice for single people is it is said often with a knowing nod of a head and served with a side of cliché. Those who are married, divorced or those who shell out one-liners like they are on sale at target for three dollars fifty can be found[…]
One of my favourite books from my Highschool reading list was Sally Morgan’s “My Place”. There was something so profound about this narrative that I read a few decades ago, that still moves me. Released in 1987, Morgan talks with vulnerable courage about the isolation and the displacement growing up in Australia as an Aboriginal. Her sense[…]
Trust is such a loaded word. It is layered by memories filled with disappointment, unmet expectations and dysfunction. Have you ever said I trust you, but really on the inside, you are shaking? Wisdom tells us that we are to live lives that produce trust in the relationships of those closest, even when we feel like our trust has[…]
Just last week as I wandered slowly through Aldi, trying to get my head around its new offerings, I found a mango candle. This orange, square promise of calm and deep breaths called out my name as it jumped off the shelves into my little shopping cart. As I placed this $3.99 luxury into my[…]
As a mum of two pretty wild littles, I am often overwhelmed with the task at hand. My two-year-old is the one who goes over to the iPod and plays DJ at her ballet class. Then this morning after class we went to the local cafe and her tutu screamed as she lay on the[…]
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek – Joseph Campbell Fear keeps us from living up to our greatest potential because it masks our ability to see new possibilities. So often, our greatest fear is to look deep within ourselves, to reflect on who we are, for fear of the hope we[…]
Yesterday was a bizarre old day with many a challenge. The greatest one being we seemed to loose a poo. Yes, you read that right. Maybe four and a half years of having two little cling on’s roaming around everywhere with me has casued this, but my blog has now sunk to new levels. The[…]
There is something pretty special about an Aunty and their little followers. My sister went away just last week for a few days and my little people felt the impact. It is like she walks in a room and everything fades away. With their beautiful nicknames that only a niece or nephew can get away[…]
I believe there are two types of people in the world and I have found the two definitions of the word “moral” can quite succinctly define them. Standards of behaviour, principles of right or wrong. A lesson that can be derived from every story or experience. We have the rule keepers and those who look[…]