Life

“Make each day your masterpiece.”

We 💗 life and human interest stories that inspire. Here’s a preview of our Life stories in Everly Issue 1.

In our Taking the Reins feature, we sit down with Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and director Rachel Griffiths to talk about the smash-hit film Ride Like A Girl. This powerhouse duo teamed up to bring Michelle’s story to life on the big screen, from the lowest of lows (injury setbacks and family tragedies) to the highest of highs (becoming the first female jockey to take out the Cup and inspiring a nation along the way). This film has everything… it’ll make you laugh, cry and jump for joy.

As Michelle says, “If this film can be an inspiration to young girls with a dream, or anyone with a dream, that’s what makes me so proud.”

Rachel Griffiths and Michelle Payne at the Ride Like a Girl film premiere
(Photo above courtesy of Jim Lee)

In our feature The Secret Philanthropist, we follow the fascinating story of pioneering businessman and uber-philanthropist Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney. Probably the only person to ever give away $600 million to charities around the world and not tell anyone about it!

Chuck made his fortune setting up Duty Free Shoppers back in 1960, but the trappings of great wealth made him uncomfortable. Instead he spent his years donating $8 billion (for the most part anonymously) to amazing causes. We hear about his outlook on life, business and how he championed the ‘Giving While Living’ philanthropy movement.

Chuck Feeney sitting next to his CEO in a garden