‘On this earth, we all have a body and a personality. Our task is to learn about this very body and mind and awaken in the midst of it.’ – Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart
I operate Nine Lives Biography Services in Perth. I love recording the life stories of senior citizens and creating beautiful books that tell their life stories in their own words and photos. I have written the biographies of over 35 people (aged 35-101) on personal commission for private families and institutions.
Recently, I decided to change the ‘type’ of story I was writing. Exploring my own issues around body love and acceptance, I found the ‘body image movement’ was alive and well, and I realised I wanted to be a part of it! I could use my abilities as a biographer to help personalise this movement even more. And I so I created Perfectly Me.
Besides that I spend lots of time with my two lovely kids, as we are natural learning homeschoolers. I am addicted to the beautiful art form of Zentangle, I love my cats, and I have the best husband in the world. Now, go over there and meet Julie …
My passion for photography sees me out-and-about enjoying the world and the people in it. I love studio portrait photography, and I love how different people are, so when Margaret proposed this project, I couldn’t wait to get started.
I have my own body story – of course I do – and I found it difficult to share this at first, but I realised that I had to be willing to share, if I wanted others to do the same. It turned out to be a totally gratifying experience.
Like Margaret I am also a cat lover, a coffee lover and I love movies and books… and the opportunity to capture the beauty of it all and share it in my photos.