Anna Chisolm is a whole food plant-based health coach. Formerly a social worker, she uses her skills to help people, especially those with chronic health conditions, transition to diets that help them heal their bodies.
“If it was as easy as getting the information, we’d all be fit and healthy. My skills in counselling and social work have really played a big role in why I’ve been successful as a health coach – I can really help people with that behaviour change.”
She moved from social work into this area because she had embraced this way of eating herself and found herself to be so much healthier and happier. It came naturally to her to want to educate others on this healthy lifestyle.
“So important for me to do something I’m passionate about and believe in myself and trust my gut instincts.”
MC Free, a remarkable young woman from a Cook Island/Tongan background, works for Rap 4 Change, a hip hop outreach educational program in the outer western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She works with all sorts of kids – disabled, transgender, diverse cultural backgrounds, both in the community and in juvenile detention. Her personal background, of abuse and living on the streets, gives her common ground to reach out to these kids. Free's passion in life is helping them discover their worth.
Briannon is an autistic parent of three autistic children. Several years ago and before Briannon knew she was autistic, she was shamed by a work colleague for “that weird thing” she does with her hands. Recently, her six-year old child has started hand flapping. This story is about the joy and pride of being autistic.
Lee is the daughter of the Australian realist artist, Nutter Buzacott (1905-1976). This year, Lee curated an exhibition of her father’s work in the Lismore Regional Gallery. In this interview, Lee talks about her father’s art and her relationship with that art. A former communist and a humanist, the impression that is left is of a man who closely observed people and landscapes, and cared deeply for what he observed.
"His art allows the viewer to see something of people’s real life. And I think that’s worth looking at.
Those people, in my father’s art, are not going to change the world. They’re ordinary people, in ordinary clothes, making a contribution... What are they hoping to get out of life? I’d just like us to wonder about them."