Heidi Anderson - Hype Queen!
Q1) Tell us a little about yourself!
Heidi Anderson – Over-sharer, Broadcaster, Speaker, Writer & New Mum
Life for me is a little different these days, I'm elbow deep in shitty nappies, spew and baby cuddles after the birth of my first baby Memphis.
While he sleeps or suckles on the boobie, I am madly typing chapters for my first book, creating self-love workshops and oversharing our new life as parents on our podcast, First-Time Parents.
Before #mumlife, I worked in breakfast radio as a host around the country (Perth, Newcastle, Bunbury, Bathurst) for ten years sharing too many stories from everyone else's life!
Did you know? I am ALSO an anxious ball of mess, who loves a bottle of wine and meditates daily to keep the demons away. Six years ago, I discovered writing as a therapeutic tool, and I have been oversharing in my blog and online columns for publications since! I also spend a gross amount of time on social media doing the same.
Before this current life, I travelled to the UK and Europe, working in bars and PR. I studied PR and Communications at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I got busy most weekends killing my liver and silencing my inner voices with booze! I've done some crazy things along the way. Still, the wildest would've been in 2013 when I stepped into the Big Brother House…6 weeks later I was booted from the house and we'll all of that didn't really help with my anxiety!
It was 2010 when I was diagnosed with anxiety and began my lifelong recovery from the illness. It's a daily struggle, but I've put together a strong support team and habit base that allow me to keep the demons silenced—mostly. Since announcing I was suffering from a mental illness on the radio (Woohoo, she's crazy!), I have been working with other Aussie celebs to champion mental illness and body image causes through key-note speaking, social media and my workshops!
Q2) Tell us about what you do, and why you do it
Share my life & love telling stories to inspire & empower other women.
Love to connect through my Instagram
I run workshops & I am Hype gal! People can hire me to be their cheerleader. I love seeing people succeed & I love to support & inspire so this is my new venture.
If you struggle with anxiety or negative body image then I am your woman!
Q3) What makes you feel courageous?
Just being me ❤️
Q4) What is one thing you wish you could tell your 16-year-old self?
Oh god! So many things. I think I wrote a blog about it actually. https://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/heidi-anderson/heidi-anderson-dear-younger-heidi---a-letter-to-my-teenage-self-ng-b88900330z
Q5) What is one piece of advice you can give a fellow lady who might be lacking courage?
Take a chance. Vulnerability is a superpower & not a weakness. Finding the courage to speak our truth can be super scary but it’s empowering & courageous all in one. I can show women their courage through my workshops or one on one coaching xxx