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Collaborating with inspiring and dynamic women is one of my life’s greatest joys. I love to surround myself with women who ooze authenticity, drive, generosity, and care for others. It’s why I am so in love with Jane Cay – founder of Birdsnest. I first connected with Jane in 2014, when she and her team generously contributed a whopping $8000 to the Embrace Kickstarter campaign. We exchanged a few emails and phone conversations and I immediately knew she was an incredible human being. When I met Jane in person, I remember it distinctly because it was Easter time and Jane and her family had travelled from Cooma in regional NSW to Adelaide to visit family. I remember sitting in my backyard having morning tea with Jane, her hubby and three...

My issues started with comfort eating. I first started experiencing body image issues when I was about 15 years old. I was going through puberty and normal changes, but I also had some unpleasant experiences which lead me to use food as a comfort. Once I started to put on weight, the food I ate changed from friend to foe. I spent years battling between purging unhealthy and comforting food, to binge on it. I never felt good enough and was constantly on unhealthy diets and even when I lost the weight it was never enough. I never felt happy. Then I stopped doing the things I loved. I constantly felt uncomfortable when I went out, and I hated wearing bathers to the beach so I would make every excuse not to go....