I am a single, white female in Canberra. I finally love life after a few bad years. I am about to turn 40 and coming to peace with the idea that I am now a matronly mum and not a wild child anymore. I am ok with it, but just trying to find out who I am.

My three favourite things are my daughter, my mum and definitely art.

For me being a woman is to be strong, to be funny to be there for each other.

I am Canberra born and bred. I had a brief stint in Ireland which was horrible and I’ll probably be in Canberra for the rest of my life. It’s great and it’s getting better.

I’ve come down to the Fair Day because it is always a great day, heaps of things to do with the kids and I am good friends with the organiser. There is lots of opportunity to take photos and we will head of the Zombie Walk for Halloween after this.

I think the best things about being a woman in Canberra is the freedom and the opportunities.

I can’t think of anything I find difficult about being a woman in Canberra. I have nothing to bitch about—I am really lucky. I don’t really want for anything.

It is easy to look after your health in Canberra, I only have myself to blame for my lack of health. We have good healthcare here, it is getting dodgy but we still have some good options. We are an outdoor town with beautiful clean fresh air and lots of opportunity for exercise and getting outdoors.

My perfect day in Canberra would be meeting up with wonderful people and taking photos of something colourful and amazing and full of life.


Image created by Nicole Zimmermann