Writer, Journalist, National Ambassador for Shake It Up
Kate Stone Matheson is a journalist, writer, and branding specialist. Twice nominated for Telstra Businesswomen's Awards, she counts mediating the Walkley Media Talks as a career highlight. She is a proud National Ambassador for the Shake It Up Foundation, partnered with the Michael J Fox Foundation, raising awareness for Young Onset Parkinson's, which she has had since she was 29. Her collection of non-fiction, short stories, interviews and verse, A Difficult Woman, is now found both on the web and on Apple News. She is a regular contributing writer to The Mission at Medium and was nominated for an Our Watch award for excellence in journalism in raising awareness of family violence and violence against women.
Suicide is the biggest killer of Australians aged 15 to 24. Not cars, not drugs. Not terrorist incidents. No; it's a world of nothing. A long strip of anxiety-inducing grey. And only one in four are getting the help they need.