This community gives me so much faith in humanity - it's beautiful to see people coming together because they believe in the power of kindness.
In my work for non-profits like Lifeline, CanTeen and Cancer Council Tas, I’ve witnessed despair, fury, heartbreak and brokenness (and I’ve had my share as well).
I've studied English, psychology and counselling, and have always built my career around supporting people through life's toughest moments. Through it all, I’ve been astounded and touched by the goodness and resilience of the human heart. I’ve seen the power of connection and know that a small act of kindness can make a life-changing difference to someone who’s hurting.
I come from a long line of makers, and started sewing when I was very young. Initially I made clothes for my dolls, then progressed to making toys and various other crafty pursuits. When my first child was born, I started making quilts, which became my obsession for many years, until hearts took over.
I believe in people coming together to create positive change. I believe that being kind to ourselves and others helps us, and our world, to heal. I believe that individual acts of goodness will, over time, contribute to community, systemic and global change.
1000 Hearts brings together a few of my greatest passions; creativity, sewing, community, wellbeing and being kind. I also adore tiny things, and ever since I was a small child, I’ve collected small items to carry as talismans against fear and sadness.
I was born on Valentine's Day and live in Tasmania, the heart-shaped state, so maybe it was fated that I would start something based on hearts. As well as running 1000 Hearts, I work in the non-profit sector, am Mum to two awesome young adults and will always be the devoted minion of a small black rabbit called Remy.
Thank you for joining me here at 1000 Hearts - I hope you will love it as much as I do.