Sydnee Carter

Sydnee Carter is a 17 year old indie/folk/contemporary singer/songwriter from Perth, Western Australia. Sydnee had basic guitar lessons for about a year, but taught herself from that point on and was in-charge of her own musical learning and development without vocal coaching since she purchased her first acoustic guitar at age 7. Sydnee came to media attention after reaching the live auditions of X Factor Australia 2014. I caught up with her by phone to see how it was going now she was ‘launched’.


Manterrupting is the act of unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man. Or talk blocking is you prefer the neutral term, or the associated phenomenon of “bropropriating”, taking a woman’s idea and taking credit for it. The most widely witnessed manterruption was back in 2009 at the VMA’s when Taylor Swift so deservingly was called up for best female video. Kanye pounced upon Taylor swift and her microphone, declaring that “I’m gonna let you finish”, but microphone in hand, he launched into a speech about how Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!
It provided great entertainment, kind of, as there was a lot of booing and it rung in the ears of women around the globe. I discuss the reality, the research and the possible interventions and tactics that can be used to prevent or limit the manterruptors.


Makeup is a multibillion dollar industry, we often forget that Makeup, has been around for centuries, within a range of diverse cultures.

The social context that surrounds these tubes of liquid gold, is what constructs our modern day makeup culture.

Makeup is like a fairy god mother, when you conceal that awful throbbing pimple from the rest of the world. Makeup is clear dead give away, when your mascara runs, or when it’s smudged beneath the bags created, after a hard night out.

Don’t you just cringe from your mascara face, or even worse, that dreadful moment when you’ve just applied a nice coat of mascara, no clumps, then BAM! ACHOOO!!! Mascara flicks and smudges galore paint your face.

We can question Makeup, is it corrupt ? Is it empowering ? Or is it sexist ? It depends who you ask…

Stress is OK

This Podcast is all about talking about something that is enough to stress most people out, it is STRESS itself!

STRESS, the word alone conjures up feelings, like the instant tightening of the

chest, rapid breathing, sweaty palms, the list goes on, But there is a silver lining!
we’ve been programmed to think that stress is everything that is bad, that it

makes you sick, but what if,  just what if I told you, that stress wasn’t the enemy …



No Frills Twins – Dying To Be Thin

I’ve uploaded the most incredible podcast – The No Frills Twins have been brave enough to record a song and video called Dying To Be Thin, about people struggling with eating disorders and body dysmorphia. They approached this serious topic so professionally, by not only starting the conversation, but by including their personal and motivational messages. From understanding the self deprecation and pressure placed upon us , from the dictated perceptions of beauty in our world today. Confirming that taking care of your health, is far more important than following the pre packaged delusions, that are being injected into our minds. Beauty can take many forms, it has been said that “Beauty is in the eye of  the beholder” thus hold yourself in high regard, because you are beautiful.

Reviewing Beyond Blue Check In App

This is a must have app. If you ever needed to talk to a friend who was showing signs of depression, this app helps you out. Its intuitive, succinct and user friendly. The Beyond Blue team worked to develop this amazing app for young people, one in four of whom have mental health issues, and most of whom don’t seek help. In the podcast, I talk with Luke Martin, a psychologist from Beyond Blue on the development team.  Visit Youth Beyond Blue for more information and download the app – you never know when you will need it.

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