A powerhouse woman born without hands and feet is leading the way in empowerment | Vanessa Calafiore | Ep 30

The Authentic Me: Hosted by Mel Yu

Sep 27 2021 • 1 hr 3 mins

If she can do it - you can too! Living in Melbourne, Vanessa is a motivational speaker, body builder, sponsored athlete, and a women empowerment leader. Vanessa Calafiore was born with a genetic-disability of having no hands or feet. Growing up, Vanessa also lived through abuse which then caused PTSD, an eating disorder and depression.

Join us on this epic conversation around self-love, going through life's challenges and having a strong mindset! Thanks for listening :) Keep going Ness, you are a freaking dynamite!

Episode Show Notes:

  • Sometimes the best things in life have no reason [5:00]
  • Bullies only bully on something you are insecure about [10:15]
  • Surround yourself with people who lift you up and support you [19:30]
  • Sexual abuse, deep depression and drug addictions [22:00]
  • What suicide ideations feels like for some of us [29:00]
  • What fitness means for a healthy lifestyle – shout out to Doherty’s Gym [32:00]
  • Self-care Tools to help you stay mentally well [45:00]
  • Love is a choice [50:00]

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