Name: Gaye Ford
Residence: Sydney Australia
Occupation: English teacher in Laos to Monks
My Life quote
I’m loving reconnecting with myself at the moment, so my favourite quote is ‘be your own best friend’
What is your idea of Beauty? ( Inner Beauty & Outer Beauty)
Inner Beauty is a sense of knowing, knowing yourself and projecting yourself with authenticity, respect and dignity… Outer Beauty comes from within (and lots of moisturiser)! The essence of Inner beauty comes from self-love and self-acceptance, understanding your own truths and having belief to live your dreams… to me that’s innner beauty. I also believe it is about appreciating your own uniqueness.
Which of the 17 Global Beauties Carola painted could be your inspiration and why?
(Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Kate Moss, princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Julia Roberts, Angela Merkel, Kate Middleton, Queen Noor, Michelle Obama, Linda de Mol, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Sheryl Sandberg, Dilma Roussef and Sonia Gandhi.)
Kate Middelton, simply for the fact that she fell in love and followed her heart. Her life may not be what she had visualised it to be as a part of the royal family, but she found her soul mate and choose love …..
Who is your inspiration in life and why?
I dont have one person who inspires me, I see inspiring people in the street every day. Elderly people who walk down the street with such a hunch in their back it is hard to walk… it is inspiring simply because they have left their home to mail a letter, I’m inspired by people who have overcome hardships in life and have learned to love and laugh again, I’m inspired by my partner who never gives up hope on her dreams to make a difference in the world, I’m inspired by my friends who are wonderful mothers to their children and are teaching their children to live and be open-hearted, I’m inspired by nature as it gives me such a positive energy….I’m inspired by you, Carola for having a dream and bringing it to fruition… so many things in our world to be inspired by.