Month: May 2019

EP29: Ask Alison

Host Alison Rice closes season two with an episode dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 14 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development.

From how to trust we’re on the right path, to dealing with self doubt, her advice to women changing careers after 30, the biggest lesson she learned after leaving her corporate publishing role and what her husband Tony thinks about her journey to better knowing herself, Alison recorded this in one take and without a script. It is imperfect but as always, it is honest.

Season three of Offline commences June 16, 2019.

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EP28: Rae Johnston

TV host, women in STEM mentor, tech and gaming journalist, St. Vincent’s De Paul ambassador, mum and proud Wiradjuri woman, Rae Johnston.

While she’s well-known and respected in the cosplay industry for playing Wonder Woman, Rae embodies the character in real life. Compassionate, strong and with an incredible sense of justice, she is a modern role model for women everywhere.

In this episode, Rae shares unique and inspiring lessons taken from her humble beginnings — including what it was like to have $5 left each week after paying her bills and feeding her child as a 19 year-old mum; the disappointing and often-complex realities of being a woman working in gaming, tech and science; her reflections on the trauma she experienced as a young model trying to get her start; her advice to employers on how to attract and support Indigenous talent; and how proposing to her husband was less about challenging gender norms and more about deep love and respect.

This conversation is longer than others, but every minute of it is compelling, educational and inspiring.