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2017 – The year it was.

2017. What can I say. It was a year of trials. So I decided to write it into a song. On the 12 months of 2017, my true love sent to me, December – filmed a webseries November – danced at a Bollywood wedding October – A wedding at Whale beach September – starts of many trips to the Gold Coast August – ticking my bucket list of performing in Edinburgh Fringe July – Running through sunflowers in Spain June – A wedding in a Poland castle May – turning 32 April – climbing Roys Peak before the wedding March – heckled at Adelaide Fringe February – Naked all over Perth Fringe and January – a truth bomb that required a lot of healing....

Camino de Santiago June 28th – July 28th 2017

STOPPED WALKING 822kms đŸŒ» Camino de Santiago. On June 28th 2017 Chelsea Maddern and I started the long walk south of France and crossed the Spain border. We walked west for 33 days and arrived in Santiago de Compostella on July 28th 2017. It is one of the most enriching, heart breaking and rewarding experiences of my life. I got to share it with my beautiful friend and also with walkers from all parts of the world. đŸŒ» The Camino has three stages. Stage One Physical for 1.5 weeks. Stage Two is Emotional for 8 days and Stage Three is Spiritual. I hit stage 2 in my second day. I have always lived life to the hardest. I always feel things harder and I cried my heart out. I laughed my heart out and I danced my heart out. I gave myself this time to walk. The cheapest rehab for a human person. Nature is free and beautiful. Follow the yellow arrow and shell. Carry your belongings and walk 822kms. Those moments of freedom are forever me and I can’t wait to experience life even more. To the lifetime friends met! đŸŒ»Jessie Todd KyuHyun Han Jacob Jisub Woo Deborah Gorham Jaya Lakshmi Nicole Gamblin Courtney Brossel Angel Dominguez Sara NĂșñez Escudero Andrea Maraña Arias Iker Lara Mikel Rosa Annalisa Barana Claire De Cambourg Oliver Plechinger Luigi Iacobelli Todd Rohlsson Reto Solidario Camino De Santiago Julio Marco Quell’Oller Tim...

2016 Storms

The day before 2017, I reflected on the year that’s past, and the word that came to mind was Storms. It was initially quite negative, but sitting here with a hangover in 2017, they were brilliant storms and I have enjoyed most of them. CAREER For the first time in my life I performed a stand up solo show with 50 minutes of content at the Melbourne International Comedy festival. Hives and all, the storms were much needed. TV was a big thing this year too.   SCHOOL For the first time 11 years I went back to school….and damn it… They were brilliant storms. You know in the movies you see big waves and you can’t see in front of you, and then you see the rain disappear and then sun. Magically.   MONEY I left my Community Development job in July after 8 years. I started Ubering. Money will always be hard. Minimalise. TRAVEL I am always so surprised how much travelling I do. California with my mum, and the image of Yosemite National Forest still takes my breath away. MOFO in Tassie were intense stimulation and Palangkaraya slowed down my brain and gave me retrospect of the green world, and how we live in it. LOVE This morning I woke up and looked at my instagram account and saw all the beautiful people who have graced me with their dancing, smiles and laughter. The friends who have held me together when I fell apart, and those you let me fall so I can learn more of myself. Emotionally 2016 was a horrible year, and I will try...

VIDEO – Being Diana does Palangkaraya

  Before starting full time school I decided to indulge in a holiday. Not really a holiday but a resident in the environment focused Palangkaraya. I won’t say much more, but thank you to Frederika and Jayadi for welcoming me to your family. Thank you! They moved to Palangkaraya with their 3 children to start an NGO organisation called Permakultur Kalimantan.  Thank you xx The highlights of the trips – Orangutans – teaching drama workshops with over 150 students and children including an orphanage in the local community. My friends and I donated $110 to the orphanage. Thank you Hanh, Rach and Pauline for your generous support. – Walking in the forest looking for my Tarzan and spending time with my favourite family!! Watch the video – I had...

Atonement

In my show NAKED, I spoke about forgiveness. In the Vietnamese culture, we don’t say the word “Sorry” like Westerners do. When I was growing up and if I did something wrong, I would say SORRY. A word I learnt in school however mum would say, ” you don’t mean it” and “you are using the same word over and over.” So last week, when my dad popped out of nowhere to say, “HELLO, it’s me.” I knew I had already forgiven him. Something happened within me. When I heard he was at mum’s house, I smiled and got excited like a 8 year old child. And I say 8 year old child because it was the last real time I remember my dad, being my dad. So when I saw him, I was okay. My dad did Farked it all up. His neglected his responsibilities as a father. It is okay. It has taken some time to get over it, but it has made my family stronger. Survivors. Couple of days ago I was asked by the guy I am seeing, “Will you forgive me?” and I said, “NO. I will never forgive you.” And it is a lie, as it rolled off my tongue. I want this relationship to work, and I have brought baggage from a previous relationship, my own insecurities, my FOMO, and I know within, if I want this relationship to work…then I need to forgive. Stop the blame game. Start fresh with lessons learnt. It is not the end or be all, but I know that if I do not adjust my own...

Nakkkked in the PAPER

Yes I made it onto the paper, and NAKED. Yes. and on the Front Coverish. Thank to the Leader Newspaper for their years of support. This kind of coverage is to dream of…from Springvale. If you want to get NAKED with go to...