Dread Change Rooms? Try These 3 Things

#1 Think about the ‘change room’ as a ‘possibility pod’ (SAY WHAA?!)… They ain’t called ‘change’ rooms for nothing. Instead of spending the rest of your life seeing change rooms as a place of dread (ain’t nobody got time for that)…how about referring to them as possibility pods (yes, I came up with that great […]

Gettin’ Real About the Voice In Your Head

Over 18 months ago I went through some pretty hectic times with my anxiety & in the past body image too & yesterday I ran with my fav gal pal Tracey Spencer our very first workshop! Hell to the YES…it was incredible! Every single woman in the room was super courageous & open to growing, sharing & […]

Season 2 EP 14 – Tanya Hennessy chats about Anxiety, Radio, Fame & her Vagina!

Tanya Hennessy went viral two years ago, she is known to many for her funny videos on facebook but what many of you don’t know is that Tanya is a radio announcer in Australia & is an anxious ball of mess. Real Heidi & Tanya are radio sisters & went to the same university! In […]

EP 9 Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories – Kate had a psychotic episode after listening to a meditation C.D.

Kate had a year-long psychotic episode after listening to a meditation C.D. in her 20’s. She had previously suffered from depression, anxiety, social phobia, and anorexia. Kate is now medicated for schizophrenia, today she lives life to the full like anyone else & dedicates her time mentoring others & working in mental health.  

The Austen Girl – Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy.

When I asked my husband to describe me in three words… That was his response. Beautiful. Brilliant. Crazy. I think mental health awareness is often focused so heavily on the sufferer, that the people around them, the ones who are watching someone they love fall to pieces… they get somewhat bypassed in the chaos. They are the […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 8 – Imagine being born in the wrong body? A Transgender man & woman explain…

Nick was born a woman and Cherie was born a man, both have transitioned over the last few years to live life as the opposite sex to which they were born. This chat is truly fascinating & by far the most interesting one I have ever had. I can’t even imagine what it would feel […]

The most SEXY & JUICIEST interview I have ever done!!! by Real Heidi

LAST week I sat down for a one-on-one chat with one of Perth’s most popular dominatrix, Sienna (this is not her real name.) At the end of the interview, Sienna explained to me that she gave me the “G” rated version, which completely shocked me as my jaw was hitting the floor the entire time! […]

The Austen Girl – Imperfect Earlobes

https://theaustenblog.com/2017/06/23/imperfect-earlobes/ I was on social media earlier in the week, and found myself caught up in a discussion about ear-piercing. A mother was asking what the earliest age a child could be to get their ears pierced. This question came with a disclaimer – that she was not interested in any information regarding whether or […]

Another BLOG by The Austen Girl – A Deafening Silence

I am currently sitting on my hospital bed, listening to the sounds of my neighbour have a dangerously heated argument. I could not tell you who she is arguing with. I have not seen them. To me, they are not real. I can only begin to imagine how completely frightening it would be, for this monster inside my […]

A Fierce Beholder

I had an ex boyfriend, who once told me that we shouldn’t be friends if it made things ‘harder for me’. I found this statement in itself quite an entertaining one; there was such an assumption that I would be the one, out of the two of us, who would somehow find the fact that […]