Hey there, I’m Laura Louise and I’m a chubby, unapologetic loudmouth who likes to swear and has lots of feelings about various social justice issues – which works out well, because I’m also a communications professional working in the human rights field.

This Aussie gal grew up in Geelong then moved to Melbourne for my Bachelor’s degree (in International Studies, can you get more vague) and never left it. That is, until June 2015, when I embarked on a chaotic two-year stint in NYC. Fresh off the plane back in Oz, I’m now an eager newbie at an international women’s rights organisation. I’m also broke as fuck. I’m also dragging myself, kicking and screaming, through the last dying months of my study: a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law at Melbourne Law School. So I can have an astronomical HECs debt and be even more broke as fuck, apparently.

The average work day can get pretty heavy and my obsession with consuming news 24/7 doesn’t really lighten the mood, so I have my recreational outlets. Travel is my drug of choice, and I travel mostly so I can eat lots of food. So maybe food is my drug of choice? That would explain the size of my ass.

A thorough skincare regime and a fledgling interest in make-up are also good fodder for escapism. I have the skin of a tired old woman crossed with a hormonal teenage boy, so a lot of my spare time is spent trying to contain that catastrophe.

Interior design is another low-level interest of mine, mostly low-level because I’ll never own a space to design, and this is due to my fondness for avocados according to a baby boomer who had never heard of the housing affordability crisis.

hey laura louise is my first coordinated effort at producing a blog, but this isn’t my first foray into blogging. I’ve been writing all sorts of drivel for years, and up until about a year ago, was producing semi-regular drivel on Medium. If you click here, you can read it. Since then I’ve found it tough to turn a train of thought into content, but I’m hoping hey laura louise will be the space in which that changes.

Hopefully you like it. If you don’t, then fuck it, I’mma grown-ass woman and I’ll do what I want.

Peace out. x