Talking Youth is a platform for young people to have a voice and be heard. I have had the pleasure of teaching and guiding youth for 20 years professionally and have learnt and gained so much insight from them. I believe it is not until you sit down, give them time, space and an opportunity to share that you really learn who they are, how they feel and what their experience of life looks like. So my interview process will do just that. I will be having incredible conversations with young people of all walks of life who are open to sharing their story, their dreams, their wins and their struggles to inspire others and to celebrate how awesome they are!!
Talking Youth Ep 19 Emily Carinebella - Loving the skin that your in and living with Anxiety Disorder
Emily Carnibella is a 21 year old Psychological Studies student passionate about loving the skin she is in and learning about the mind.
Having faced her own experiences with anxiety and formerly being diagnosed with an Eating Disorder, Emily is hugely passionate about wanting to delve deeper and support others in the mental health space.
Anxiety has defined Emily for the best part of her teenage years, and in today's conversation we will learn how this has played out for her and where and how she finds support and relief from it's all consuming nature.
Em told me that she believes seeking help is the epitome of strength and I cannot wait to learn more from this incredible young lady.
Talking Youth Ep 18 - Katie Rockliff talking about the WHY behind her brand for Tweens REAL PRETTY KIND
Katie Rockliff is what I would call a spirited, creative, and awake businesswoman that has created a platform dedicated to empowering and inspiring Tweens.
REAL. PRETTY. KIND. was founded in 2019 with a philosophy that is simple yet powerful.
Tweens to the Front, with Gear that's got your back.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and head deep dive into learning from Tweens themselves, Katie quickly realized the potency of creating a brand that could harness and support an age bracket that is often left behind.
Her values, sentiments, and authenticity in collaboration with dominant mental health and anti-bullying campaigns are at the forefront of her branding and ethos which delivers so much more than just a very cool fashion.
You can learn more at www.realprettykind.com who donates a percentage of every item sold to https://bullyzero.org.au and https://butterfly.org.au.
Talking Youth Ep 17: Tayla Williams - Her journey from anorexia to pursuing a career in Dietetics to support others
Tayla Williams is a 22 year old student and performer, studying a masters of Dietetics and Personal Training
Her professional endeavours hold an enormous amount weight given she is on a mission to create change and support others, having been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa at just 13 years of age.
In today's episode we will learn first hand the chaotic journey that spanned over 4 years, that led Tayla to become the grounded, aware, present and purposeful young lady she is today.
Tayla is passionate about the Arts and attributes so much of her healing to the community she has gained through dance as well as the pure joy of moving her body and releasing emotion through this platform.
This chat is going to be raw, honest and so important.
You can find Tayla on her social media channels at tayla.w_.
If any of what is discussed in today's episode triggers thoughts that are concerning or overwhelming, I urge you to be brave and reach out for support.
We cannot do this lifetime alone, there IS help out there.
Talking Youth Ep 16 Frankie Jeffery - Mental Health and how talking about it has opened up her world.
Frankie Jefferey has already experienced a lifetime of just 16 years of age.
Like her peers, she presents as a recognizable 16-year-old, but Frankie, a songwriter, performer, and creative has had her fair share of battles with mental health.
Throughout today's podcast, we will open up a conversation that no doubt many of you will relate to and learn first hand the impact mental health has had on Frankie's life and how it affects so many young people.
Frankie is raw, she is honest and she is brave, and shares the same passion as me to open up conversations and talk 'real' and normalize what consumes so many young people each and every day.
Mental Health is a serious topic, and I encourage anybody listening to ensure they feel supported prior to pressing play.
If any of today's conversation raises alarm for your own mental and emotional wellbeing, I strongly urge you to reach out for support.
Talking Youth Ep 15 Jessica Kelly - A life on stage and finding the FUN in every opportunity!
Jessica Kelly is a 17 year old from British Columbia, Canada that started her performance journey at the tender age of 4 years old singing the Canadian National Anthem.
Her journey from this moment has been nothing short of exciting, adventurous and endearing.
One of the sweetest, most grateful souls I have met, Jessica shares her story on and off stage and reminds us all to find the FUN in every moment.
As a shy, introverted teen offstage, we delve into the energy and confidence performing has allowed her to attain and why being surrounded by supportive role models has really shaped who she is today.
You are in for a treat listeners, enjoy!
You can follow Jess's journey @jessicaakelly17
Talking Youth Ep 14 Mariane & Jenna from The Posify Group join us to talk Purpose, Meaning and Impact as they charge forward to create change in a BIG way!
Jenna O’Connell (educator) and Mariane Power (Psychologist) are 2 of the most dynamic, infectious and passionate spirits I think I have ever met.
With an unwavering determination to create change and empower youth to discover meaning and purpose, they have banned forces to create a sibling led institution.
The Posify Group!
In this chat we delve into what is means to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
Discuss the beautiful connection between psychology and spirituality and how teaching and learning should be an integration of so many theories and methods to ensure each and every student has an opportunity to shine bright!
A great listen for everyone, especially parents and educators.
These ladies really know their stuff!!
Learn more about the incredible work that they do at
and follow their socials @posifygroup.
This episode will leave you really thinking, that’s a promise!
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Inspiring and Authentic
This podcast was really nice and authentic to listen to. It’s fantastic that they are raising awareness and support by giving a powerful and inspiring voice to many youths. It’s all very amazing that all the youths are able to talk so freely about their thoughts, obstacles and pursuits in life. Overall, a very inspiring and educational listen!
Nice to see different perspectives from young people!
Very interesting to hear the different perspectives of young people, I really enjoy!