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EP49: Rebecca Burrow

For episode 49 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of her favourite women to follow on Instagram, Rebecca Burrow. If you’re looking for a realistic insight into parenting a toddler, then she encourages you to follow Bec. 

The modern mother, model and founder of Mini Marley Kids is about as real as it gets. She grew up in Wollongong on Sydney’s South Coast, and today lives in Yallingup, WA, with her husband Australian surfer Taj Burrow, their daughter Bella, and another little one on the way. 

At the time of recording, Bec was 16 weeks pregnant. 

This honest conversation was recorded live at an Offline Women’s Circle in Perth, in front of 25 warm and kind guests. Alison hasn’t edited it at all, because she wanted you to be able to experience Bec just as guests did that Sunday.

Bec had the circle captivated. She was generous and unguarded speaking about her time on Australia’s Next Top Model and what being on the show meant for her career, meeting Taj and his Burger Ring proposal, how she coped after losing her beautiful mum, birthing and mothering Bella and much more. 

Thank you QT Perth for hosting Offline in The Murray Room. Thank you Offline’s gift bag partners: Ultra Violette, Remy, Antipodes, Heartwood and Ettitude.

Thanks also go to Sophie, Maddie and Holly for donating their time and expertise to help plan and execute such a meaningful Offline Women’s Circle. 

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EP48: Gemma Watts

For episode 48 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most talented and entertaining women in Australian beauty right now, Gemma Watts. The journalist, copywriter and photographer is the founder of digital beauty destination, Glow Journal, and its podcast of the same name.

Gemma started out in fashion journalism before falling in love with beauty, and is now leading the way for objective and informative beauty content in Australia. 

In this episode, Gemma and Alison have a very honest conversation about running their own businesses, why it is important to have a considered strategy and how they both think about growth. 

The pair also discuss the responsibility on creators today to be putting out valuable and original content, their shared experiences with plagiarism and why we should all sit in our expertise. 

Gemma also shares her opinion on sponsored content, how she advocates for greater diversity in the beauty industry, two perspectives when it comes to transparency around treatments like Botox and plastic surgery, and her take on privacy. 

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EP47: Lara Briden

For episode 47 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Lara Briden. A naturopathic doctor, women’s health activist and author of what can only be described as a bible for women everywhere, Period Repair Manual, Lara is a period revolutionary. 

Lara’s work is about providing practical solutions and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control. She’s helped thousands of women who suffer from missing periods, hair loss, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, adult acne and more, establish treatment plans that don’t require ingesting synthetic hormones that shut down ovulation. 

This is precisely what happens when we take the pill. 

Lara challenges us to get clear: pill bleeds are not periods. We do not cycle when we’re on the pill. When we don’t cycle, we don’t ovulate. When we don’t ovulate, we don’t produce progesterone. Women not having progesterone is like men not having testosterone. 

She successfully challenges pill medicine with natural treatments including diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine and body-identical hormones. 

This episode is a call to action to women everywhere to get empowered through education about their menstrual cycle, and confidently question the advice or diagnosis they’ve been given by a doctor. 

Lara also educates on how to identify you’ve ovulated and why fertile mucus exists.

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Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly

Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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EP46: Anine Bing

For episode 46 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most fashionable women on the planet, Anine Bing

In October 2019, Anine was in Sydney to celebrate the opening of the first Anine Bing Australia store in Paddington, marking the 15th opening since she started the brand from her LA garage in 2012.

What we learn in this episode, is Anine’s success story is one born from humble beginnings, hard work and a dedication to exploring and expressing her creativity. 

Anine grew up in a small village in Sweden of just 8,000 people, and by 15, she’d already travelled the world as a model. It was those early, more nomadic days, that shaped the Anine Bing brand we know and love today. 

Anine shares her journey from modelling to music (she started a rock band in her early twenties called Kill Your Darlings), then blogging, and how she leveraged her Instagram following to start her own now-global fashion company. 

She also shares the key roles she brought in along the way, her early creative process, how it has evolved with the brand’s “see now, buy now” model, her reflections on motherhood, her relationship with her phone and what she does to find some calm within her big and busy life.

  • Follow Anine Bing on Instagram 
  • Shop Anine Bing 
  • Visit Anine Bing Sydney: 213 Glenmore Road, Paddington

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Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP45: Teryll Brewer

To launch season four, host Alison Rice shares Offline’s platform with Melbourne listener, Teryll Brewer. 

Alison and Teryll met at an Offline Women’s Circle in August 2019. Offline Women’s Circles exist to create gentle entry points to conscious connections, and as they gathered together as women on their way that night, Teryll’s story moved the room. 

Her bravery and honesty got Alison thinking about the deeper role Offline could play when it comes to both education and prevention. What might we face, who has already survived it, and would they be willing to share what they’ve learned?

Offline started as honest conversations with the women behind the Instagram accounts. Their stories and their humility not only moved us, but opened us up to a part of ourselves we weren’t all that familiar with — our True Selves. In came the teachers and healers to help us navigate this new spiritual terrain, and now, it’s time to hear from those closest to us.

The people in our lives who don’t necessarily have a social media presence or a stage to stand on, but they teach us anyway. 

Teryll’s story, and the stories Alison hopes will follow, stand for survival. What does it mean to sit in True Self when life serves us a set of circumstances and experiences we didn’t see coming and we don’t feel prepared for? 

Her hope is that through listening, we learn.

Teryll Brewer is a 33 year-old, stage four breast cancer survivor. This is her story. 

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Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly

Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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I’m Offline With. . . Jose Bryce Smith

[I’m Offline With. . .]

Welcome to a new Offline episode series called I’m Offline With. . . These episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a founder, leader or entrepreneur that will help us on our way. 

Between each season, Alison sits down with someone who has started a conscious business so we can learn from them, and in return, they get to share their story and what they’ve created with you. 

Alison’s first I’m Offline With. . . guest is the delightful and determined Jose Bryce Smith. Twenty years ago she co-founded Australia’s first natural hair salon, where harsh chemical formulations were replaced by high performing colour created in-house. It included natural extracts, minerals and native Australian ingredients. Today, we know it as Original & Mineral (O&M for short), with brand extensions in colour, styling and education.

Here’s why O&M is important — both to those of us listening who have ambition to start a conscious business — and to the health of anyone who colours their hair. O&M is PETA-approved, leads innovation in the natural hair care space globally and it is founded by a generous woman who wants to share her start up story so we can learn from it.

Alison has been using O&M for the best part of a decade, so it was truly a thrill for her sit down with the brain behind a brand that celebrates hair as a health choice. It’s time we all got real about it. We read so many warnings about the dangers of using parabens, sulphates and other harsh chemicals on our skin — but what about our hair and our scalp? 

In this honest conversation, Jose brings incredible insight into what it means to found and fund a multi-million dollar business, how to think about taking investment, what she had to sacrifice, the times she got it wrong, how she uses the Emotional Freedom Technique to reprogram her thought patterns, and so much more. 

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EP43: Ask Alison

Host Alison Rice closes season three with another Ask Alison episode, dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 11 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development.

From her own journey to feeling more spiritually expressed, to her advice on how to begin exploring what spirituality means to you, her definition of soul, how her life has changed since starting Offline, her biggest “ah-ha” moment, how sets up her day for success, her advice on finding love and fulfilment, how to find like-minded people, how she feels when she sees pregnancy announcements on Instagram, what she’s learned about leading teams, and much more. 

Season four of Offline commences in November 2019.

If Alison’s honest conversations have helped you and you’re in a position to, please consider kindly donating to help fund season four.

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EP42: Juliet Allen

[The Teachers]

For episode 42 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a second time with leading Australian sexologist and host of Authentic Sex, Juliet Allen

If you haven’t listened to their first honest conversation and you’d like to, here it is. The pair discuss sex as a pathway to healing, sex magic, why our cycle is sacred, why it is time to redefine the word slut and much more. 

This time around, Juliet answers questions sent in from Offline’s curious and thoughtful listeners. Topics include: becoming more confident in the bedroom, how to improve your libido, how to accept your partner’s sexual attraction to others, how to communicate your sexual needs, how to communicate you have an STD, why we should consider organic alternatives to supermarket lube, how to get in touch with your feminine after a major operation like a hysterectomy, sex-positive porn, why enjoying anal sex comes down to trust and Juliet’s tips to authentic and connected oral sex.

Warning: Some parts of this honest conversation are difficult and confronting. If you need help or support, please reach out:

Alison also advises not to have kids around for this one!

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Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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Bonus Episode Live at Sundays Offline: Erin and Alison

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice and leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell, take questions from the audience.

From how to stay true to your values, to pitching for creative work, why we should celebrate each others’ success, a definition of manifestation and more.

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Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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EP41 Live at Sundays Offline: Erin Maxwell

Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell. Her long-time followers knew her first as Love Shop Share, but today Erin is the proud founder of the The Maxwell Note. A thoughtful and curated platform that seeks to tell visual stories.

In this honest conversation recorded in front of 85 passionate Offline listeners, Erin opened up for the first time about her work, what it means to be a mother and a businesswoman today, her 17-year bond with husband Nick, her relationship with the label WAG and why her family will always come first. 

Following their honest conversation, Alison and Erin took questions from the audience. This session will be a separate, bonus episode!

Sundays Offline Melbourne would not have been possible without the support of its generous sponsors, and the women who donated their time. 

THANK YOU

Firecracker Event HQ2, Ovolo Laneways, Penfolds, Melbourne Martini, Naughty Booch, Invisible Zinc, L’Oreal Paris, Elka Collective, Sephora, An Organised Life, Rasasara, Souszy, Ettitude.

Flowers by Honesty Flora. Photography by Bobby Clark

Thank you Holly, Liv, Courtney, Chloe and Mandy. 

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Book a coaching session 

Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and digital publisher. She offers 1:1 coaching sessions over Skype, as well as team development sessions and strategy. Find out more or book directly

Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page.

Follow on Instagram

For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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