Formed through the experiences of life, Lady Breaks has created a space for growth and connection. The caring, kind, spirited and gifted Mz.Breakz *I felt that needed a z to be more gangsta* opens up to the world and is just honest.
What makes you invest energy into Lady Breaks?
Lady Breaks began during a long winter in my life. I was feeling battered and broken, but it seemed that the worse my situation became, the more strength I was able to find hidden deep within myself. Speaking to and observing other women confirmed to me that there is a special kind of strength and beauty found within vulnerability and pain. I invest energy into Lady Breaks because I want women to have an honest platform to discuss the agonising pain and inexplicable joy that is inherent to walking through life.
What are your top 3 funk mood lifting songs?
Man, I learnt that I love a lot of really depressing songs when thinking about this question. I kept choosing songs and then realising they weren’t uplifting at all!
- It’s Oh So Quiet – Björk
- Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
- Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
If you could be anywhere in the world doing absolutely anything, where, who, and what?
I would be making art and writing poetry somewhere warm by the sea, with an army of French bulldog puppies, and Johnny Depp clones.
*I kinda want to come join you*
What was the best advice you were ever given and when did you apply it?
I love the saying, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” I try to keep this in mind and respond with as much grace as possible to horrible people. I like to believe it’s not natural for people to be deliberately cruel, that there has to be some underlying factor to their behaviour. But then sometimes I forget and throw a chicken drumstick at them. (Yes, this actually happened.)
Affirming, embarrassing, empowering, awkward, and honest.