Gynaecological cancers, from ovarian to cervical; we’ve come so far, but we’ve got so far to go. By Dr Amy Wilson, Ovarian Cancer Researcher.
I think living life in the most positive way in uncertain situations is the coolest thing anyone can do. I look up to that more than anything.
To be a nature girl to me means being someone who thrives in nature and let’s nature thrive around them. It means living in harmony with mother natures creations as we are a part of the natural wonders of this world too.
I’ve had some painful lessons and great teachers that taught me, being true to yourself and speaking your truth is an act of self-liberation.
We also have a Golden Hunstman (Beregama aurea) named Shorty, who does an adorable happy dance when she gets fed!
Since I was a kid, there was nothing else I wanted to do in life, it was always work with animals. I started volunteering with wildlife when I was 16 and then studied Wildlife Veterinary Nursing
I did drama all through school and loved it, but then went to Uni and found environmental science super interesting too, so I did an Arts/Science degree majoring in Geosciences/Sustainability.
I was born in Romania into a communist dictatorship. My parents were in their early twenties when they had me – I was born in their student room on campus- they were both just finishing their degree as engineers.
Connecting with the natural environment is my ‘happy place’ - soaking up the sun at the beach and going for bush walks. Eating healthily, sustainably and cruelty free are also priorities for me - one day I would love to own my own small plot and grow my own food.
I recently worked as an educator for a marine biology summer camp, where I taught children the importance of Biscayne Bay National Park. I also worked for a little bit helping rehabilitate injured, sick, and orphaned manatees.
I have a creative soul where I love to express myself in all sorts of ways, through art making, dancing, flow sports and fire twirling, the way I dress, how I look and present myself to the world.
My involvement in conservation and working with sharks is actually an interesting story.