Lady Breaks

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 BreaksLady 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.)

How would you describe Lady Breaks in 5 words?Lady Breaks

Affirming, embarrassing, empowering, awkward, and honest.