Taking this semester off from uni has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Everyday is different and exciting, and I get a little high over driving into work. I absolutely love my job. I use ABA therapy to treat autistic children so that they can adapt to the neural typical world. A lot of people don’t realise autism is treatable, and the sooner therapy is started, the better the outcome. It’s such a privilege to watch these kids over time – learn how to speak, develop social skills, and create stronger neural connections in their brain.
I know Jiji has had a lot on as well. Job interviews, finishing up uni, somehow still maintaining a social life. She is actually super woman. She makes time for so many people and always, always has so much energy for life. When I came to her place to do this shoot, she was like, “Oh yeah, I’ve got a couple of tests I need to get done before 3, but that’s about it. Let’s do this!”
We didn’t feel up for leaving her studio so we slipped up to the rooftop and we have no regrets. Although we both felt a little camera shy (there were a group of students near by), we kind of love the awkward laughter in these photos, and the view was spectacular. A little bit of Canberra unleashed.
Enjoy! We hope life is treating you, and you are treating yourself,
Kat & Jiji x