What did you want to be when you grew up?

So many things! I first wanted to be a ballerina. Then I discovered horses and wanted to be a vet. Then I discovered books and wanted to be a writer. Then I discovered boys. Then I became a Sexuality Educator. Then I grew up went to Graduate school and became a Sexologist and Author!What would you spend your last $100 on?

I’m a walking paradox. I can be highly indulgent, yet responsible at the same time, so I’d probably make sure I had plenty of dog food for Romany, and then splurge on a massage or pedicure, or something similarly dive and impractical for myself!

What would you never wear again?

Shoulder pads. What was I thinking? I’m tall and broad shouldered naturally, so with shoulder pads I look like some sort of uber power suit bitch from hell. A semi-femme incredible hulk! And leg warmers over jeans. And those John Lennon sunnies. And jelly shoes. Oh I was a tragic 80’s child who made so many awful fashion no-no’s!

What can’t you live without?

I believe in living, so there’s little I can’t live without. But I’d rather live with my dog, vanilla bubble bath, lots and lots of perfume to choose from, fresh flowers, picnics, peaches, swimming in the ocean. But most of all, patience, deep belly-holding-tears-streaming-out-of-your-eyes-uncontrollable laughter and love.

What inspires you?

Fridge magnets. I love them. Small inspirational quotes and pictures that remind me to make the most of each day. I read them and am reminded of people who battle odds greater than I do, who embrace life and all its challenges and joys… so I look at those everyday. This week the two prominent ones are: ‘The more you let go, the more you accomplish’ and ‘If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!’

Dr Gabrielle Morrissey is the author of Urge.

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