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Name Anthea Paul

Occupation/Title CEO Girlosophy Pty Ltd / Creative Director / Author

Company/Organisation Girlosophy Pty Ltd

State NSW

Age This lifetime: 36, metaphysically: eternal

Star sign Leo

Describe your career progression and your current professional position.

I completed my university studies in Australia and worked in the fashion industry for about 10 years before moving to New York in the early nineties where I worked as a fashion and design trend forecaster. I also freelanced as an art director and stylist and became the Creative Director for ACA Architects & Designers before signing on as Photo Editor for Gear Magazine. I returned to Australia in 1999 to write and complete my first book and established Girlosophy – The Soul Survival Company.

Tell us about your new book, Girlosophy In short, it’s a new philosophy for young women that helps us to realise our own individual potential and destiny. It’s about taking charge of our lives by directing thoughts and actions in a positive, constructive and spiritual way as well as the importance of learning to understand universal energies and working with them. I felt there was a need to address more internal and spiritual issues – as women we are currently overloaded with material regarding the external or physical representation of ourselves. I was – and still am – inspired by my own spiritual journey, by my own dilemmas born of growing up in a turbulent time and the choices I face as a modern woman at the beginning of the 21st century. I believe what I have learned from my life is valuable and I wanted to communicate it so that hopefully it would help others on their path and in their quest for self-expression and personal fulfilment.