Lost with Sellma Soul
– Hosted at The Outpost Bar
part of a series on Lost
SPEAKER Sellma Soul (also known as Ethan Watson) is Brisbane’s most eccentric drag queen. Recently bursting onto national television, Sellma has introduced herself as the queen of the big bald, beautiful and weird. In 2011 she interned with Harvest Rain (now Hayward Studios) where she first got a taste for musical theatre she slowly slipped down that glorious, dirty and accepting slope of cabaret where she discovered all things alternative. Mentored by Brisbane’s iconic Alison Saint Ledger, Sellma was taken under Alison’s wing for many years where she showed Sellma the importance of being honest on stage.
When you’re wading through the unknown, it can feel scary and risky. You float around wondering if you’re going in the right direction and want to know what’s next.
Being lost is a collaboration between possibility and uncertainty. It’s an excuse to get one step closer to a more fulfilling life. What you were comfortable with may not be there anymore, but you will have the remarkable opportunity to reconnect with yourself and embrace discovery.
In these “in-between” moments, turn to your inner beacon and pay close attention to where it’s guiding you. Your beacon is the light that blazes within you, a signal made up of your values, dreams, and priorities.
The essayist Anaïs Nin put it best when she wrote: “The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.”
Shine your light. Ask for help and let go of the idea that you have to make a perfect choice. You may feel lost, but you are not alone.
Our Milwaukee chapter chose this month’s exploration of Lost and Melissa Lee Johnson illustrated the theme.
COFFEE AND BREKKY
You’re treated to your morning cuppa joe with The Monday, which exists to explore and connect the Australian specialty coffee community with appreciators and friends. Alex and Tyler are sure to serve it with a smile, make sure you introduce yourself!
We’re welcoming one of our faves, Naïm restaurant in Paddington back as our breakfast sponsor again. Their head chef, Vince Estacio, is planning our brekky bites as we speak.