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Ruth Clare: What Doesn’t Kill You

Session Info:

For the first eleven years of her life, Ruth lived with an unpredictable and violent father. When he left, her mother sank into depression and alcoholism. Ruth completed year 12 without any parents, put herself through university and went on to have career success as a TV actor, copywriter and author. This is a talk about some of the strategies she used to get her through.

Topics covered

  • Using anger to drive you forward
  • Imagination, creativity and vision
  • Goal setting
  • Faking it til you make it: the actor’s guide
  • Don’t go to the hardware store for milk
  • Being brave enough to seek help
  • The importance of questioning and curiosity

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