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Change the Story πŸ‘ŠπŸ½  βž• Human Rights Advocate @savethechildrenaus βž• Writer @kinwomen βž• Small Gang Member βž• Truth Chaser βž• Coffee by Day | Wine by Night #changethestory

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That feeling when you finally hit that send button. The launch of the Change the Story report in one weeks time is shaping up to be a significant moment for how we do youth justice in our state! I may have fallen asleep whilst friends were over Friday, and last night during the theatre production of Matilda! But in a weeks time it will be all worth it. And then I will sleep for a very long time. Or stare at a wall. Or sit in a bubble bath for a whole day. Any of those options sound amazing 🀀

When the federal member gives a parliamentary speech and points to your teams project as an example for the country to look to in how we can do youth justice better - you remember exactly why you started and that anything is possible. Except for making your eyes look like you've had more sleep than you really have. I've got youth justice sorted but could really do with some advice on eye cream products. Anyone?? πŸ™ˆβ€’β€’β€’βœŠπŸ½

L: Babe, do sultry.
K: πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
L: Ok, just be you. That's nice too______.πŸ˜‚ Happy 9-year Anniversary my babe. Thank you for loving all my sass 😘

It's the kind of week where you're just grateful that even if things are a little chaotic, ok, a lot chaotic. It's ok. Because you have a small gang who tell you to keep going and they meet you in pretty places. Because pretty places make everything else seem a little less chaotic. Girl gang unite - Fist Pump to Friday πŸ‘ŠπŸ½ ps @canteentrigg is my our new local and we're loving it!! X

Girls, when you've got tight deadlines and a hec of a lot of crises management and big negotiations going down, you work from home to get stuff done. Chuck a blazer over your pj's and you are Skype ready! Changing the world on top, chilling on my couch down the bottom! Counting how many important people I can talk to in my pjs πŸ™ˆ

Today we met with Chief of Justice to share our idea on how we can do better for the most vulnerable young people in WA. He said we were on to a good thing. I probably should have done my hair and not worn a t-shirt, but turns out a good idea is a good idea πŸ’‘ Fist pump to Friday! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

With a late night flight and a 5am start, climbing over half unpacked suit cases and a coffee machine that was out of order, things were pretty hectic before I even left the house and I still had a presentation to prep for the day. I tried all the busy life hacks I know - yoga breathing and the rest. But nothing was holding back the chaos. And then I sat patiently at my local and the girl-barista looked at me with her kind eyes and said Karina your coffee will be in your hands in 30-seconds. Clearly, I had a "how the heck am I going to get through this day" look on my face. How often do we respond with kindness to strangers clearly having a hard time? Your kindness was a game changer for me today, barista-girl. You inspired my day πŸ’•πŸ’Ž

"Stay small, sweet, quiet, and modest" seems like a 1950s problem. But as Brene Brown pointed out, women still run into those demands whenever we find and use our voices. Yes, even in 2017. From one extreme where I've been told I was naive for believing we could do it better, to put a lid on my excitement, to be measured in my passionate asks of why can't it be done? To the other end where I've been high-5d and told countless times I was 'ballsy'. Mainly from other women. Why not booby? Because that would be ridiculous! It's just called being a woman. A woman who chooses to take a seat at the table, at the risk of being called naive or arrogant. Who is willing to say what others won't, on behalf of those who can't. And who just shows up unapologetically, not because she's better than anyone else, just because she knows she's got something to offer. Happy International Women's Day, babes. May we be the woman our little girl's brave wanted us to grow up to be. May we be them for us, and may we be them for our worlds daughters coming behind us. Tag a woman you admire for unapologetically turning up today.

OOTD: Kindness. I love a girl who is kind, it shines out of her face. Her eyes say hello before you speak. And her presence says you're welcome here. Let's be that girl, babes. The world needs more of that girl_________. What's your fav OOTD? X

With hearts rested and pockets filled with sand, we're now prepping for a 5am flight - ready for a big week of making the world a better place. Sayonara long weekend, you've left us grateful πŸ’•Have a great week friends ✌🏽

This pretty much sums up our small gangs LWE___________. Watch until the end πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

I promised my self I'd be summer-hearted all year round in 2017. We've got our $8 beach beds and no idea what time it is. Adult-free autumn LWE πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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