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What's the Happy Haps?

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

When the COVID lockdowns began in Australia in mid March every independent performer effectively lost their job. But not only did we lose our jobs, every professional contact we have made over the course of our careers (for me 10yrs) also lost their jobs. It was a devastating blow to the arts community. That, coupled with the fact that I had just returned from maternity leave has meant that my 2020 hasn't looked like any year I had ever really planned to have. I've gone from being an internationally touring, full time acrobat, to being a stay at home mum with no income. It's been a shock to the system to say the least.

To be clear, I love my daughter more than I ever knew it was possible to love another human being. She is absolutely the centre of my world. But I need to work. Circus is a very important part of who I am and without it I've felt completely lost.

So, I've been thinking of ways to get back to my job/my career/my life, and also thinking about what is really important to me. What impact do I want to have on the world? And what I've decided to do is set up a not for profit organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental and social well being of women and girls through the medium of circus. I don't have all of my ducks in a row just yet, but the wheels are turning and it's all coming together. So stay tuned to my socials, and my blog (when I remember to write it) for exciting news to come.

Thanks for reading. I miss you all.

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