What’s your Instagram name? And why?
What’s a regular day like for you?
My life is built on spontaneity. I’m generally without agenda outside of the cafe hustle so I usually fill my time with personal growth and trying to educate myself with the opportunities before me.
What nationality are you?
A little bit Filipino, a lot of white Australian.
What is something you wish people knew about your culture?
Growing up on a small property in the Yarra Valley and being raised with agricultural roots, I would love for people to seek first hand what farming practices are like in Australia. In the internet age it’s so accessible to watch a video and be easily persuaded. I constantly find myself hearing opinions that aren’t entirely based on facts, and I think if people had first hand knowledge it would change the way a lot of us consume.
When do you spend the most time in your underwear and what are you doing?
I work, and then I’m in my underwear. I live in Byron currently, the weathers warm and I feel like its mostly acceptable so any chance I get really.
How do you feel about your body right now and what’s the difference in how you felt about your body five years ago?
Five years ago I was in high school and at that stage, I’d been subject to a lot of ridicule for being so thin whilst my body hair had no issue in growing. I was obviously very insecure, especially going to a mostly white secondary school where me and my brother definitely stood out. I think every kid is bullied at some stage but I don’t regret a second of it, because it’s forced me to become a strong woman who’s fallen involve with the quirks that continue to set me apart.
What message would you like to pass on to other women?
Empower each other. Support each other.
What do you like to do in your spare/ alone time?
Mostly play guitar/make music, occasionally paint, read books, cook good food.
When do you feel most creative?
Sporadically. Usually at the most impractical of times.
How does Prebared underwear make you feel?
Prepared gives me a warm sense of morality whilst feeling damn delicious.
What sexuality do you identify with and what has that journey been like?
For me personally, I think every person is valuable and deserving of love. I guess I’m fluid in my sexuality, as I don’t let boundaries of gender discriminate in whom I choose to spend my time with. For me it’s always been a straight forward answer.
What was your sexual education like and how did that affect your sexual experiences?
My initial sexual education was severely lacking. Most alarmingly I was never taught about consent or boundaries. Neither were the boys in my school year. Since then I’ve been on a journey of self-love, worth, and education. I love to be extremely open and unapologetic about my sexuality and experiences to people who ask because I’m very passionate about educating people, educating myself and removing the stigma.
Porn is the most accessible sex educator we have today and although porn is dope, it’s not realistic and it’s extreme. My current purpose has been to pull apart what goes on behind the scenes of porn and open up the conversation regarding limitations and consent, in a positive and safe environment that is inclusive of all types of sex.
How do you feel about body hair?
I would love to express that I’m not confined by social norms in growing my body hair, but in reality I’m just a busy lady and becoming a 24/7 dolphin is not a main priority. I love being hairless, I’m not alarmed by hair. It’s natural, why are we overthinking it?
What would you tell your younger self?
Be confident in your opinions and sense of self. Because you don’t change too much and people kind of like you for the things you’re insecure about.
What offends you the most?
Having to continually prove my self worth
What concerns you (globally) the most right now?
In recent times I’ve been thinking a lot about how our moral inclinations impose our environmental obligation. In other words, buying plastics and often “vegan” material in clothing and household items are harmful to our mother earth. I’ll admit it’s a privileged concern to have but it’s none the less damaging and current.
Who is your role model?
Mainly people who have worked hard in their life to achieve something worth working for. Recently I’ve been researching and influenced by Coco Chanel who used her own devices to change women’s fashion in a completely male-driven field, created clothes which enabled women to move and work.