Meet the Team: Maria

Maria Angelica Flores is the lovely graphic design intern for Words With Heart. She has designed some awesome stuff, like Words With Heart's travel journal which will be printed soon! We asked Maria about her role with Words With Heart, her background, and her dreams and ambitions for the future. Thanks for being an inspiring woman Maria! What is your background/story? My name is Maria Angelica Flores, I’m 21 years old, born in the Philippines but raised in Australia. I’ve completed a [...]

6 Great Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching it’s a good time to start thinking about what Christmas means to you.  For most people, Christmas is a time for celebration with food, wine and gift-giving with family and friends. Unfortunately, this can lead to excessive consumption and an abundance of waste. Not to mention all the packaging used! So, why not add the environment into your Christmas celebration? According to a study conducted by  Lonergan Research, Australian's will spend around $16.2 billion on Christmas, equating to [...]

The new book you need to read – Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl is a MUST READ for any lady. It was recommended to me by a fellow intern who mentioned that she wished she read it 5 years ago and I couldn't agree more with her. I actually finished it the day after I bought it! (reading can be an expensive hobby when you constantly find great books!). Not That Kind of Girl is a journey though Lena Dunham's life (you might know her from the TV [...]

Supporter Snapshot: Four Questions With Emma Cloke

Emma­­­ Cloke is an inspiring artist from the UK who has found her passion during times of adversity. Not only does Emma produce beautiful pieces of art (see Malala above), she transcends an important message I think everyone can take inspiration from: What do you do when faced with adversity? For someone like Emma, who has suffered from horrific depression for 12 years while being stuck in limbo with medical professionals regarding her disability, she chooses to face her adversity [...]

Keep Calm and Study! Our Top 5 Study Tips

Are you feeling absolutely weighed down by study and deadlines? don't worry- so are we! It's definitely that time of year again which is why I thought I'd compile a list of our top 5 study tips! 1. Practice mindfulness Mindfulness is one of the buzz words that’s circulating at the moment- and there’s a reason why. Research shows that practicing mindfulness can reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. It also increases resilience and enhances work performance. Smiling Minds is a web [...]

Awesome Women: Interview with Madeline Price, Founder of One Woman Project

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing the passionate Madeline Price who was recently selected as a Queensland State Finalist for the 2015 Young Australian of the Year award. As the director and founder of the One Woman Project and a promoter of advocacy,  Madeline has insightful knowledge on pressing global issues, such as gender equality.  Madeline Price What’s your story? tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a fourth year Bachelor of Arts/Laws student, majoring in Sociology [...]