What does a typical day in Melbourne consist of for you?
When I’m not working or studying, a typical day consists of drinking too much coffee, walking everywhere in painful shoes because I can't drive, catching up with people I love, and a lot of partying and wasting my money on silly things like cocktails and plush toys and furry hats.
Do you enjoy studying advertising?
Yes and no. Mainly yes. I’ve discovered that you kind of need to be a bad person to be in advertising, but I’m kind of bad.
Where do you want to travel to in Europe?
I’ve told myself that I only want to travel to a few different places in Europe. Rather than moving around a lot and constantly being worried about catching planes and trains, I want to stay in a single place for a few weeks and just do what I want. So far I’m definitely going to London and Berlin.
How did you prepare for your journey in Europe?
I decided to go on this trip quite spontaneously, so to be completely honest, I haven’t prepared anything. I’m working for the first half of the year and then heading over sometime in July. I haven’t booked anything yet. I’m terrible at organising things, and my sense of direction is horrible, so I'm interested to see how everything turns out.
Who are you traveling with?
How did get into collecting babushka dolls?
My Great Grandma had this amazing babushka doll. After she passed away it oddly disappeared, so now whenever I’m out shopping and find a babushka doll it ends up in my room.
What fascinates you about the Harry Potter merchandise?
I’m really just a huge Harry Potter fan. I started reading the books when I was little, and I now read the entire series annually. I’ve always liked collecting things, so naturally I have an obsession with collecting everything Harry Potter related. My most prized possession is a wand from Harry Potter World in Japan.
Where do you write about boys/heartbreak/relationships? Do you have a blog?
All of my writing is very personal. When I was sixteen I started writing short stories about my experiences (good and bad) with boys/men. Writing comes in waves for me, sometimes I can go for 6 months without writing anything personal. But one day I hope to publish an anthology of my stories. God knows I’ve got a lot of interesting stories up my sleeve.
Images courtesy of Lili Steele
interview KARDELEN YUCE