How would you describe yourself?
‘Um. A… writer. A mum. Um. I like to think of myself as approachable, most of the time. Um, very dirty, which most people don’t realise. (laughs)’
Why did you choose this message for your sign?
‘Oh, it’s just a thing that I used to tell myself when I was going through a really hard time with my separation, and that I had to be the strong person for everyone and that sometimes people, I felt like people forgot that I needed a hug too. So it was just something that I would tell people. And I think about it now a lot when I see people in trouble and people, the people that you least expect might need hugs.’
Libby was photographed in Nunawading, VIC – September 2017.