“Make each day your masterpiece.”

We 💗 life and human interest stories that inspire. Here’s a preview of our Life stories in Everly Issue 3.

Our lady startup feature this time focuses on mum-preneurs as they balance small business and #mumlife (whether it’s kids or animals). We go behind the scenes and find out the high, lows, challenges and tips for juggling it all. Everly sat down with New Day Skin, Marvell Lane, Goldn Wares, Little Black Duck, Hey Polly, and Bonnie and Kind and we thank them all for sharing their stories with us. Definitely an inspiring read!

Ange and Jo from New Day Skin sitting on a couch smiling

Angela and Jo from lady startup New Day Skin

If you love Trent Dalton’s way with words and enjoy reading his human interest articles, then you’re going to love his latest book Love Stories. Full of heart and soul, this book is just what the world needs right now. We chat to the respected Aussie author and journalist about what inspired him to write his third book, the beauty and wonder of creativity and dealing with self-doubt. All you need is Love (Stories)!

Trent Dalton sits on a bench with a vintage typewriter next to him and a sign that says 'Sentimental writer collecting love stories'
Trent Dalton (Photo by David Kelly. Commissioned by Museum of Brisbane for SUNNIE Magazine)

Following on from our lady startup + mum-preneur feature, we’re also very lucky to have poignant and honest poetry from New Zealand author Emma Heaphy. Emma’s words make countless mothers and mothers-to-be feel seen and heard right around the globe, which is a very special gift. Massive thanks to Emma for allowing us to share some of her poetry, as featured in her first book Dear Motherhood.

Emma Heaphy smiles while holding her book Dear Motherhood. She is wearing a long white shirt and glasses.

Author Emma Heaphy

…Here’s a preview of our Life stories in Everly Issue 2.

We were so honoured to interview the inimitable Mia Freedman about the Lady Startup movement bringing females to the fore. Mia has inspired countless Aussie women to start their own businesses or side hustles, and take them to the next level. Find out what inspired Mia along the way and why it’s so important to pay things forward and lift other women up.

Mia Freedman sittingn in the Mamamia office with staff in the background
Mia Freedman

When New Zealand friends Nic Murray and Marie Fitzpatrick waxed lyrical about how to spread joy, they never expected their simple idea would take off, turn into a charity, attract over 2800 volunteers and deliver more than a million moments of kindness. Good Bitches Baking (GBB) is not your average charity. We chat to GBB to find our how a humble idea sparked a kindness revolution across New Zealand.

Nic and Marie from the charity Good Bitches Baking sitting on a couch
Nic and Marie (Photo courtesy of Strategy Creative)

… And 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

Rachel and Michelle (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

Chuck Feeney and Christopher Oechsli of The Atlanic Philanthropies