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My favourite things are my life partner Alicia, our pets and rescue animals, and, I guess life, it’s at a good point.

I’m happy, busy and a little bit stressed—but that’s all good.

I was born and raised in Canberra. I’ve always thought that to go on an adventure was to go somewhere else—to move to other states or go overseas—but like I said, I’m starting on a really good journey and Canberra’s just a really nice place to settle down. It’s home.

The best thing about being a woman in Canberra is the community. Women here just seem to click together—people are approachable.

Unfortunately I do find that people can be quite discriminatory against women and being gay makes it a bit harder. One experience that comes to mind is that we were out having a nice dinner and a group of guys were wolf-whistling and annoying us. It was so insulting. We asked to move and the waitress was very nice about it; she understood how rude it was.

I don’t know what it means to me to be a woman. To be honest, when I was younger I went through a phase where I thought being gay was wrong and I wanted to be a boy instead. Now that I am who I am, I feel a bit more comfortable as a woman. I’m a little more proud of myself I guess.

I think it is easy and difficult to maintain your health and welling in Canberra. The weather is just so unpredictable these days, especially in winter. This year has been the hardest for both of us because we’ve been sick constantly. But on the other hand, Canberra’s becoming such a great healthy foodie place.

My perfect day would be a day like this: nice and sunny with blue skies. Now that I’ve got a dog, it’s a great experience to go to a dog park and play with him. Or maybe just relaxing at home with my family and my pets.

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