Since the launch of Unmasking Depression, Anna has been asked to share her story, life lessons and resources at various author talks and events. Here are some of the testimonials from the organisers and audio members.
Miss Butterfly Takes Flight
A deep and meaningful hour with the author: Anna will take you on an inspirational journey that sheds light on the story behind her book and the finer details of how she wrote herself out of depression. You will learn about her struggles and triumphs and the lessons she learnt along the way. A real testimony and applicable resources, this talk will inspire you to spread your own wings and fly.
Duration - 1 Hour
Cost - Please contact us for quote
Uncovering Unmasking Depression
Depression and mental health are still topics shrouded with negative stigma. In this speech, Anna explains why we need to discuss and listen freely and opening to other people's feelings and emotions. Touching on research, readings and various personal experiences and lifestyle changes, Anna shares the tools she used to uncover her experience with depression and the habits she has created to safeguard her mind, body and spirit to stay mindful, healthy and happy.
Duration - 30 min/1 Hour/1.5 Hours
Cost - Please contact us for quote
Warrior Women Mastermind Laos 2015
“Anna is an authentic and down to earth soul with an incredible story that changes lives and empowers others to rise and heal from depression. She shared her uplifting journey which has been published in Unmasking Depression during one of our regular WWM events in Sydney on 18th June 2015. Anna can reach out to the audience on an emotional level and offer support to all those who feel alone and can’t deal with some of their life events which trigger depression in today’s stressful world. Anna is also a person you want to know and come back for more!"
Warrior Women Mastermind
Teachnest Make It Happen 2015
"Anna is an inspiration for all of us out there that hide behind our fears, books and walls. Before going to her lecture, I was always afraid to let go of the past and allowed my past to control my success in the future. But seeing her journey and the way she had overcome that stage of her life is unbelievable and inspirational. She taught me that I should 'let my success be my voice.' There is nothing in life that I can't try to do and that once I put my mind to it nothing can stand in my way.
Through her experience it made me realise that we can achieve anything and we have to realise that everyone has a past. It is what we do with our present that determines our future. The most inspirational person is someone who is able to admit their weaknesses and grow. Never allow your past control your future. Hope you keep succeeding, Anna because as much it is hard for someone to open up to people, your story might just save someone's life.
God Bless your journey always."
Selva Kina Susu
"Anna's story was incredibly amazing as it taught me perseverance and how I can overcome difficult situations. She taught me that I can express myself through writing regardless of the difficulties that I experience. I learned about who Anna's past and her journey to becoming an author. She gradually became a successful person which is really inspirational!!!"
Be The Change
"Depression is such a prevalent mental health condition in our culture and one of the best ways to tackle it is by creating an integrative community of sharing, support and love. That can only be done by people opening their hearts and expressing their lived experiences - which is exactly what Anna did. In her speech at Be The Change, Anna openly expressed her state of vulnerability and the challenging journey she endured from darkness to the light. I have had a few people in my life suffer from depression and Anna’s recount provided me with glimpse into their unspoken pains. Her story truly encompasses that of strength, beauty and endurance and it was truly inspiring to hear."
Sonographer, Audience Member