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Moonshine Madness


Mel's been a freelance artist, designer and illustrator for fifteen years and has recently become an author of her first book on Wildflowers. She lives and works in a wood cabin, on a mountain, surrounded by the splendid flora and fauna of Turrbal Country, Queensland. Nature and the Australian bush are what inspire her most.  Her illustration style is reminiscent of botanical art gelled together with the nostalgia of retro textile designs. With a big love of textiles, she prints most her designs onto fabric which get turned into tea towels by her talented mum. She's extremely passionate about handmade products that don't leave a heavy footprint, that bring beauty into a lifetime and that leave this world as softly as they entered.

Why is Locker Room Talk important to you?

With the current state of the world, we're all grappling for some form of connection. We need platforms, whether online or on the ground, to support those crucial connections we need with other women and to encourage open discussion through freedom of expression. It's what strengthens us as people and as a community.

Is there a topic or issue that you wished we all talked about more openly?

Women are still fighting for autonomy over their own bodies----we're struggling to be heard on subjects like abortion, fertility, contraception, miscarriage.

What does success look like to you?

Independence. Freedom to lack concern about money, time, and social pressures.

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