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 […]

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 […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 7 – One of Perth’s most popular Dominatrix spills all of her secrets!

This is by far my FAV & JUICIEST podcast YET! My jaw was on the floor the entire time I spoke with “Sienna” – her life is mind blowing! After the chat, I was informed that ALL the info Sienna shared was “G” rated…ha ha I must’ve been living a sheltered SEX life! It’s juicy…it’s […]

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 […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 6 – Ryan tries to find his birth Mum to say THANK YOU for his life!

Ryan is a 30-year-old radio announcer who lives in Canberra, he recently posted a video to his Facebook page thanking his biological mother for giving him his life! This video went VIRAL & has been viewed over 150 million times. If you want to hear Ryan’s story & if he ever found his birth Mum […]

A Glorious Mess

Today I underwent my sixth round of ECT. Six general anaesthetics. Six seizures. Six times, with a prospective six more. I can’t remember things properly. My memories are scrambled; trying to put things in a timeline is like trying to think of a word that is on the tip of your tongue… You know it […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 5 – Heidi & Kim opening up about their abortions.

EP 5 – This very raw episode is Heidi & Kim opening up about their abortions. I have sat on this episode for months, wondering whether or not to publish it? But the more I think about it, the more I feel its time. 12 years ago I had an abortion. I haven’t ever spoken […]

Today; A Day.

At the end of the day. There is You. There is Him. And you are alone in this. Today. Today is subjective. Someone, somewhere, was born today; and someone else became a mother. Someone lived today; and someone else died. Someone fell in love today; and someone else’s heart was broken. Someone healed; and someone […]

Introducing the real HE

“It’s true. Your parents didn’t lie to you. There is no monster under your bed. He doesn’t lurk in the shadows, or the cupboard. He isn’t waiting in the back seat of your car, or in dark alleys, ready to feed off your fear, your pain, your sadness. Rearing his ugly head to drain you […]

Real Heidi, Real People, Real Stories EP 4 – Clint & Jess an extraordinary couple with shit luck.

Clint & Jess are a couple from Perth that have had a shit tonne of bad luck. In 2013 Jess was diagnosed with a very rare disease called Neuromyitis Optica, she was told she would go blind or be paralysed or both over the next few years. Three years later, in September 2016, Clint her […]