I’m twenty-two and I’m living and working in Canberra, Australia.
In terms of beauty, I want to say that I don’t care about makeup or how you look, and that I’m confident in just that. However sometimes I do like to wear lipstick to make me feel like I’m adding colour. I don’t want to be ashamed to say that I like wearing makeup, as it does make me feel pretty...
I’m seventeen and I’m from Sydney, Australia.
There is a lot of makeup shaming now and I don’t think that’s right either. I think it’s just a happy medium. Don’t go so overboard that you’re hiding who you are, but don’t shame others for wearing makeup. They’re doing it to feel comfortable about themselves and if that makes them feel beautiful, then that’s up to them.
I’m currently an editor at the student newspaper, which I think is a bit of a boy’s club. I really like it when us women can take back a little bit of that power to make sure that we’re not supressed and that our ideas are put forward and considered. I know it’s a bit deep, but I like it when in a boardroom both women and men are equal. It makes me feel a lot better about my competence as someone in the boardroom.
At my lowest point I looked at the mirror - and I’ve only done this once I have to say - but I was feeling very self-conscious about my stomach. I was like ‘Maddie, stop eating biscuits! You’ve gotta go to the gym!’ And then after I did that, I was like ‘Maddie, what are you doing? Don’t be so horrible to yourself!’. I was kind of like ‘look, you know what, actually I’m fine. I’m fine with how I am’.