Monthly Archives: October 2016

What happens when you say yes

Beautiful words written by an incredible young lady. My mountain climbing hermana! So proud of you Naomi and so excited for you and your next adventure!

Mental Health Mountain Climber

Four years ago today, I said yes for the first time in my adult life. Granted those who know me well, know that I struggle to say no. But by saying ‘yes’ to October 20th, 2012 my life changed for good.

When I suffered from my worst stages of Depression in my adolescence I just couldn’t ever say yes to life. It’s not that I didn’t want to. I just couldn’t. I was simply to busy trying to survive- and that is by no means being over dramatic  or exaggerating at all, when you have Depression you are robbed of all your energy, motivation, self- worth, confidence, hope, bravery, resilience and any control of your emotions. Your mind is all consumed with this awful mix of feelings and thoughts that never leave you alone and take control of your every action. Getting out of bed in the morning is a…

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Australia, who the bloody hell are we? Comedy Event in Sydney

The campaign for Australian Aid has been a force to be reckoned with – creating amazing and unique ways to get Australian Aid back on the agenda. We have so much in this country – I know you may feel you are struggling, but on a World scale, you have no ideas. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to travel and to see upon reflection how fortunate we really are.

What we don’t understand, is that by helping others, we in turn reduce the risks to Australia both financially and often in the health sector. I.e. by working to reduce instances of disease and prevent the spread, the cost is less and there is a lower chance that it would reach Australia.

Anywho, this post is about an incredible comedy event on TONIGHT (sorry for the late notice) in Sydney. Here’s the details and I hope you can get along and learn more about how we can do more for others.

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Sydney Comedy Gala Screening: Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We?

A variety show and film screening of the Campaign for Australian Aid’s Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? Comedy Gala, will take place at Giant Dwarf Theatre this Thursday 13 Oc- tober.

The live show will feature renowned comedians Osamah Sami, Josh Hawkins, Emma Malik, Na- tional slam poet champion Philip Wilcox and and Triple J Unearthed artist Julie Kerr. It will be hosted by actress/model Imogen Bailey.

The screening will showcase highlights from the Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? Com- edy Gala that was held in Melbourne last week. The Melbourne Gala was hosted by the award- winning Tom Ballard who was joined by 11 of Australia’s most talented acts including Tripod, Nelly Thomas and Shiralee Hood. The event encourages people to place our national identity, values and global citizenship under the microscope.

“Comedy is a great way to analyse Australia’s place in the world, while focusing on what unites us rather than what divides us. Comedy is a great way to look at Australia’s performance as a global citizen, while also examining a number of pressing challenges such as inequality and cli- mate change,” said Ricky Keung, Sydney’s State Organiser for the Campaign for Australian Aid.

Appearing live:

Imogen Bailey – Host
Osamah Sami – Comedian
Emma Malik – Comedian
Josh Hawkins – YouTube Personality Philip Wilcox – National Slam Poet Champ Julie Kerr – Triple J Unearthed Artist

Screening talent list:

Tom Ballard (Host) Nelly Thomas Tripod
Shiralee Hood Geraldine Hickey Umit Bali

Laura Davis Osamah Sami Michael Chamberlin Busty Beatz
Randy (the Puppet) Demi Lardner

Event details:

Event: Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? Adelaide Comedy Gala
Location: Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, NSW 2016
Time: 6pm arrival for a 7pm start

Event hashtag: #WhoAreWe

 

About Campaign for Australian Aid

The Campaign for Australian Aid is a movement of people, organisations, communities and businesses who believe that our country can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all. It represents over 65 aid and development organisations, church, business and community groups.

 

 


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