Melbourne, you’re full of wonderful people and hold the stories of all the wonderful things they do. This year, as we reflect on the decade that was, we recognize those who’ve made a significant contribution to the creative community of Melbourne.
Meet Tess McCabe, a designer, publisher, podcaster, serious tea drinker and Melbourne northsider. Ten years ago, Tess began coordinating Creative Women’s Circle (CWC), a community for women in the creative industries. Since then she’s started the The New Normal Podcast and launched Creative Minds Publishing. Nod your head, yes we’re wondering how she did all this and became a parent too.
Starting the day with a cup of tea and a quick flick through email and social media, Tess’ morning routine revolves around getting her children ready for the day while trying to tend to her own needs as well. Working part time, some days are about getting out the door with lunches and bags packed whilst other mornings are a bit looser.
We love hearing about people’s morning routines, they show a candid look at our communities passion and underlying values.
Motherhood has been the biggest change to Tess’ life over the past ten years. The balance of chaos, clarity and contentment is something that she juggles daily. But it’s redefined her passion of increasing awareness of the importance of women’s careers. Having the ability to redefine herself in the community, Tess is pursuing projects and causes that celebrate women, parenthood and creativity and continues to encourage others to make a difference.
This year, we’re celebrating ten years at TEDxMelbourne and we want to recognise our community, quality of culture and arts. We’re inspired by Tess, and her leadership, and we encourage all parents to continue to redefine themselves and take a chance on something new. Have an idea worth sharing? Tell us about it.