My guest today Maggie Zhou @yemagz is a writer, producer, instagrammer and slow fashion advocate. She has become a really influential voice in the fight for sustainability in the fashion industry here in Melbourne and her instagram photography gives you such a joyful window into the way she views the world. We talk about what it means to be a Gen Z growing up as a digital native and why teenage girls are so awesome. Maggie’s passion and enthusiasm for life is infectious and it was an absolute delight to sit down with her for an hour and talk about feeling all of it, relishing a good cry, her love of the film Suddenly 30, what it means to grow up as a Chinese girl in Australia and how her love of One Direction opened up a whole world of possibilities for her, beginning her first online venture at 13. If you loved the animation Turning Red, really love a good rom com and a healthy dose of self love, self compassion and self care this episode is for you. I sneakily suspect that this generation is really changing things for the better and I can’t wait to see what Maggie does next.

For more from Maggie Zhou head to her instagram @yemagz or you can follow her writing at the Australian Refinery 29

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Show credits:

Editing – RAW Collings and Claire Tonti

Theme music – Avocado Junkie