HEATHER GRACE MASON
STATS & FACTS: BA Design (Communication Design), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia
WHAT DO YOU DO? I'm a marketing assistant/graphic designer at Felton Industries Ltd
WHAT CONTRIBUTION/S WILL YOU BE MAKING TO BTGP? I designed the initial BTGP branding and I continue to support Amanda and the people of the BTGP with design and social media content, as well as I mentor young people keen to do graphics.
WHAT DOES ‘BTGP' MEAN TO YOU? Developing youth and giving them the tools and confidence to go after their dreams to increase their chances of success in all areas of their lives.
WHAT’S THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? 'Good things come to those who wait'. I mean, sit at home and....wait?
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING ALIVE TODAY? Having access to everything, everywhere.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR TEEN SELF? Stop worrying what others think about you.
WHAT’S THE BEST MOVIE YOU’VE SEEN? Too many to name but one of my favourites is Baz Luhrman's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Such a beautiful love story told in Baz Luhrman's signature style. Another is 'Almost Famous'.
WHEN YOU WERE UPSET AS A TEENAGER, WHAT CREATIVE OUTLET DID YOU FIND SOOTHED YOU? Writing – I kept a (very sporadic) diary which I only wrote in when I was sad or angry.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOOD BOIL? Injustice.
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES/WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO? People who overcome their shortcomings and obstacles in life and aren't afraid to go after their dreams.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Walking away from a good job in retail management that I was no longer happy in without planning the next step.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? My Mum keeps telling me that everything I need I already have within me. And to let go. I'm trying!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Not being good enough.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? AND HOW HAS GOING THROUGH IT POSITIVELY AFFECTED YOU? Moving to Australia aged 13 and being bullied by the girls in my year. I had some great friends from the year above me but the whole high school/moving countries thing taught me resilience, self-reliance and independence.
HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF OUT OF A FUNK? Back to basics: exercise, good food, a nice coffee, talking to my mum, my partner or a friend.