She was in the state final for Queensland’s Raw Comedy Competition, runs a monthly writing group called Women Write Comedy, and performed at the Brisbane Comedy Festival as part of the “Convince Me” debate series. Her love of comedy and speaking about mental health was combined in her Short And Sweet Festival show called, “Have You Tried Therapy?” in 2018.
Michelle has read at literary events for Avid Reader, QUT Literary Salon and Wild Readings. She is currently writing a memoir about her 20s, a relationship break up and her struggles with an anxiety disorder, which despite what it sounds like is actually very funny.
Michelle is proud to support beyondblue as a member of the Ambassador and Speaker bureau, sharing her story to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce associated stigma. Beyondblue’s vision is an Australian community that understands anxiety and depression, empowers people to seek help, and supports recovery, management and resilience.
She believes finding ways to be connected to our communities is essential. “Perhaps we can’t solve all of the world’s problems, but there are certainly ways we can find causes we connect to and help in our own way. I genuinely believe helping others with your own unique set of talents is essential to a happy life.”
She is a strong advocate for becoming a blood donor. Find out how you can donate here – https://www.donateblood.com.au/
Michelle firmly believes sharing our stories and using humour as an access point to talking about difficult subjects is the key to good mental health.
“She is an excellent speaker and is very candid about her anxiety… Michelle was great and was very engaging, even managing to get most of the men in the room to provide some input or ask questions.” – Upstream Production Solutions.
“Keep up the great work. The more awareness that is created, the more people can be assisted and start talking about their mental health…Good mix of stats and facts combined with personal experience.” – Penske and Wacol.