How would you describe yourself?
‘Focused. Quiet. But surprise people.’
Why did you choose this message for your sign?
‘Growing up in a regional community, I really encountered a lot of types who told the truth, and I guess uh, also, those values were kinda ingrained in me from an early age that integrity, honesty, telling it like it is. And as you grow up and become an adult you realise that not everyone does that and, that actually the world is a bit different and we do withhold information for various reasons, and uh, that world issues or other issues on the planet are sometimes caused by this whole thing about, not telling it like it is, so. Reflecting on that childhood has been really good (laughs) as an adult to come back to, why do we do what we do and how do we engage people better, in the world.’
Merryn was photographed in Enmore Park, NSW Australia – April 2016.