VJ is a first-time non-fiction author, introvert, and co-parent of a home-schooled teen on the spectrum.
She’s brings over two decades of mental health struggles to her mental health journals, including depression, trichotillomania (hair pulling), social anxiety, disordered eating (EDNOS), non-suicidal self-harm, and bipolar II. Fibromyalgia also enjoys kicking her ass, so she’s close friends with numerous hot water bottles.
She spent her teen years living overseas, which involved a period of carrying a gas-mask at school (Gulf War I) and surviving a Molotov cocktail landing on her bed and setting fire to it while she was in it. These days she lives on one of the South Moreton Bay Islands off the coast of South East Queensland, Australia which has an incredible abundance of wildlife, but far too many friendly mosquitoes in summer.
As a grand-daughter of Sir John Gorton, she was often encouraged by her high school teachers to follow in his political footsteps. She decided her lack of a poker face (and, occasionally, tact) made this a terrible idea. Instead, she pursued a more creative path, receiving an Advanced Diploma in Editing, and an almost complete Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing & Publishing) at Curtin University.
She would describe her (lack of) relationship with social media as ‘it’s complicated.’
VJ is a non-fiction author, introvert, and co-parent of a home-schooled teen.
She’s brings over two decades of mental health struggles to her mental health journals. Fibromyalgia also enjoys kicking her ass, so she’s close friends with numerous hot water bottles.
She likes comfy pants with pockets, silver bracelets, replaying Mass Effect, table-top roleplaying games, and making a mess with numerous DIY projects. She dislikes (most) social media, having to wear makeup, photographs of herself, and watching her child grow up.
She lives on a small island off the coast of South East Queensland with an abundance of wildlife and far too many friendly mosquitoes.
Her hair colours, like her medications, are subject to change.