IT’S ALWAYS ‘AUSTRALIA DAY’ TO US.
JO STANLEY – WRITER, RADIO HOST, COMEDIAN, MUM
Jo Stanley is one of the most successful radio girls in Australia, having been one half of Melbourne’s most popular FM breakfast radio shows for 12 years on FOX FM. Having done breakfast radio on SAFM myself, for less than 4 years, I know only too well how hard it can be dealing with your alarm clock screaming in your ear at 4.20am Monday to Friday, and living most days, for me anyway, feeling like you’ve got perpetual jet lag. But what might seem to others as a great way to get paid, rock up each morning and just have a whole lot of fun chats, the truth is that you don’t always feel like the confident happy girl you’re there to portray. There’s the constant reminder that you need to be liked, by as many people as possible, and when you don’t always feel this inside about yourself, there can be an enormous about of paranoia and anxiety that you have to do your best to hide and contain. Here Jo shares her side of her 12 years of being popular. Her honesty and ability to share the truth about what she was really feeling much of the time, I know so many others can relate to, regardless of their occupation. I hope you enjoy this, and I thank Jo Stanley for being the fabulous woman she is, be accepting this interview.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? CHANNEL 7. REGULAR SPOT WHICH IS ALWAYS FUN!
FIONA PATTEN – LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN SEX PARTY
Fiona Patten is the leader of the Australian Sex Party. A few years ago I interviewed her for a series I was working on that I hoped to highlight some truly great women, who weren’t so much on the usual list of celebrity women being celebrated by the media at the time. Fiona Patten for me encompassed the kind of woman that interested me. Sure I might be a lot less liberal or even comfortable, with the overall subject of sex, although I know I arrived here on this planet thanks to this three letter word, but I like having different views to other women. I like them to be comfortable enough to state their claims, and I’m always open to having my mind changed about pretty much anything. Fiona has since gone on to win a seat in parliament, and I couldn’t be happier for her. I am yet to meet any single person, after my spending much time with Fiona since this interview, that does not come away feeling better about themselves after meeting this woman, and also thoroughly impressed by all the unique wisdom and good energy that she oozes. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
ANGELA WHITE – PORN STAR
It may sound a little like I have sex on the brain, and maybe for a moment at the end of last year, I did have. I did have because I was invited to the Australian Adult Industry Awards by Ms Fiona Patten. It was there that I discovered a world of people whose role it is, in their own unique ways, to provide the sexual stimulation that we Australians need, and also the services and products that we consume. One of the stars of the night, not just at this awards show but also in homes all over the world, is Angela White. She is so much more than you’d expect. This is your thinking woman’s porn star and entrepreneur. Whether or not you agree with her role in the world, I think you have to agree, she’s a trail blazer in the Adult Industry, which is not going away. Welcome to Angela White…
WILLIAM ALBON – PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY and THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BROTHEL OWNERS
I met the very charming, Matt Preston of the sex industry at the Australian Adult Industry Awards. Naturally, I was rather fascinated to find out all the ins and outs, pardon the pun, of what really goes on inside Australia’s brothels. I also wanted to know…”So what the hell does your Mum think of this career of yours?” Filmed and directed by Audience Productions
THE TRUTH BEHIND TEX PERKINS ON HIS ‘SAVE THE PALAIS’ CAMPAIGN
OFF WITH YOUR CLOTHES BLOG – OLIVIA CREMA & KELSEY DRUWARD
Ever wondered what it takes to create a successful fashion blog? There is a science behind building an online following, which these two besties have managed to do. Here Kade Greenland and I found out in the tricks of the fashion blogging trade, including how to not be a hashtag offender (beware you don’t get pulled over!)
GORGEOUS SHANELLE FRANKLIN INTERVIEWS THE EATPRAYPARTGIRLS (follow us on instagram, twitter and facebook) at the Bliss ‘n’Esso launch
TREVOR HENDY IS AN EX CHAMPION IRON MAN, BUT IN HIS CURRENT PHASE OF LIFE, HE’S ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL SPIRITUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA. LISTEN TO ME EAR BASH HIM HERE, AND CHECK OUT HIS BOOTCAMP FOR THE SOUL – http://soulbootcamp.trevorhendy.com/
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MELBOURNE STAR, GINA LIANO AT THE LAUNCH OF HER FABULOUS SHOES. (excuse the iphone sound…)
MY ‘WHEN HARRY MET SALLY’ MOMENT AT THE ADELAIDE MARKETS, ON ASSIGNMENT FOR EATPRAYPARTY (warning, things went a little pear shaped)
MARK ‘THE MEATMAN’ EXPLAINS ‘BUM BURNERS’ AT THE ADELAIDE MARKETS
THE MASTER OF ORACLE CARDS, TONI CARMINE SALERNO. LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM
GOING BACK TO THE ROOT OF MY HEALING. CATCHING UP WITH LORRAINE WEBB FROM THE ADELAIDE HEALING ENERGY CENTRE.
SAFM – BREAKFAST RADIO SHOW (2007-2010)
It feels like a lifetime ago that I was getting up every week morning at 4.20am, to head off to my breakfast radio job at SAFM. Here are a few of our station commercials and cross promotional TV campaigns:
THERE IS A VERY, VERY GOOD REASON THIS VIDEO SITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE. AND ALWAYS WILL DO.
A few years ago I shot a video to help raise awareness for Pap Awareness Week, an initiative of the South Australian governement, for SA Health. SA Health are committed to protecting and improving the lives of South Australians, and I think they do a really good job of being innovative, brave and thoughtful. When they contacted me this week to remind me that it was Pap Awareness Week again, they also shared that our video campaign launched about three years ago, there has been evidence of an increase in awareness for the important of getting a regular pap smear. An increase such as:
The state-wide number of Pap smears per working day during the campaign period saw a 3% increase in 2014, compared with 2013 figures. In addition, there was an 8.23% increase from pre-campaign to during the campaign in regional areas.
· There were nearly 800 Pap smears per working day in week four of the campaign period, which is the highest number recorded across all three Pap Awareness Week campaigns (Don’t Just Sit There!, One Test, and It’s Pap Time!). This indicates that women are engaging with the material early in the campaign and then booking their Pap test shortly thereafter.
· We also saw a substantial 9.3% increase in women who had their first ever Pap test.
Please share this video with your girlfriends, regardless of where you might be living. Thanks, love Amber x
I just had the most wonderful weekend staying at the RACV Inverloch resort with a group of gorgeous individuals – Olivia Crema from Off with Your Clothes Blog, Jeremy from www.reallymelbourne.com.au, Matt Tully from www.tullytravels.com, Ella & Andie at www.snobfashionblog.com.au, Thom Wilton at www.couturing.com and Nick & Clare from www.pedestrian.tv
We all dragged our little butts out of bed in the vague hope we’d see the sun wake up…which alas was not to be. However just being down the beach at this time was such a calming and inspiring experience. So too was our thoughtful meditation as hosted by the incredibly wonderful Intuitive Mentor, Kat John. Here she takes us through who she is, what she is and everything in between:
And then she took us through the process of her begins with meditation and how she practices today:
Kat John is a beautiful woman, and an incredibly wise Intuitive Healer based in Melbourne. You can check her out more via her website at http://www.katjohn.com.au Here is our interview with her on a day that my intuition tells me, might not have been a great hair day. But that’s enough about me…. Please share if you enjoy x
Video filmed & edited by Kade Greenland at Band Of Creatures firstname.lastname@example.org