#51 Julie McCrossin – Broadcaster, comedian and cancer survivor

Julie McCrossin is a veteran Australian radio broadcaster, journalist and comedian who you’ll remember from her roles on ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Life Matters’. Since the 1970’s, she’s been an ever-present activist for women’s and gay rights, having been involved in the 1978 protests that went on to become the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Now, she’s advocating for a different cause, having survived Stage 4 throat cancer that almost took her voice, and her life, in 2013. As you’ll hear, she’s recovered physically from the disease, but still struggles with the emotional toll that remains. She shares some personal memories about when she was first diagnosed, why she’s lost the ability to cry, her idea of the perfect day and what she loves about the ‘nitty gritty’ of activism. She’s a warm and generous soul who gets most of her happiness from helping others. We could all take something from Julie’s wonderful perspective on life.

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