How would you describe yourself?
‘Um, loud. Um, as I’ve gotten older, I’m a lot more confident. I’m very determined to get what I want. Uh I’m very passionate about what I do, so if I don’t care, I’m not going to do it well. But I like to do things well. So I’m quite pedantic, in that way (laughs).’
Why did you choose this message for your sign?
‘Um, I chose ‘You Are Worth The Effort’, uh, it’s something that I’ve been working on a lot, in the past twelve months. I’ve had a very tough year and I’ve been part of a bootcamp group that have been incredibly supportive and, my trainer has been trying to teach me that I’m worth the effort, to spend a little bit of time on my self. And, it’s something that I try and instil also in our company members, is that, they’re worth the effort. It’s ok for them to ask for a little bit of help, they’re not wasting anyone’s time by saying, look, I’m feeling a bit down today, and talking to someone. So, I think everyone is worth the effort in terms of looking after their physical selves and their mental health. I think it’s very important.’
Vanessa lives in Cranbourne West VIC, and was photographed as part of The Escapees Theatre Company in Hallam VIC, Australia – September 2015.