Unleash your creativity and get happy! Unearth your passions and turn that hobby into a career. No matter what career you may currently be in, finding happiness through creativity can release every day stress and tension. Finding what you love doing through simple every day activities, whether they may be: writing, acting, craft, painting, filmmaking, cooking, designing, doodling, art, photography etc, can turn your passions into a fulfilling career.
Joy Hopwood was a former Presenter of A.B.C.’s Play School, a writer, blogger, teacher, lecturer, public speaker. She was an ambassador for Mission Australia and Cancer Council NSW and was nominated twice for the Australian of the Year awards. Joy was a contributing writer for Growing Up Asian in Australia (Black Inc Books), Chinese Australian Women’s Stories (Jessie St Library / CHAA) and Reflecting on Life (Pearson Education). She wrote and created “The Wong Side of Life” theatre play, and transformed it into a video form titled “Kindness is for Free” ( an anti-bullying & anti-racism initiative in schools). She also founded and is artistic director of the yearly Joy House Film Festival. In her spare time, Joy blogs, writes, paints and illustrates.
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