Deb’s currently in Africa on an epic journey which started on a motorbike, off the bike, in a hospital and ended up in a 4WD. She’ll tell all at the festival. Juggling a corporate career and the usual busy family life, Deb worked tirelessly to educate her children, save hard for retirement, care for her ageing father, and be a role model of stability. At 50, she decided it was her time. Not one to follow conventional methods, Deb went to Africa with an international NGO, living in a Backpackers in Malawi for 6 months. Unable to resume her “conventional” life after she returned, and, despite the fact that she had never ridden a motorcycle, Deb motorbiked across the Freedom Highway in Tibet to Everest Base Camp with her partner Bill, and is now ‘doing’ Africa. Her adventures boosted her confidence, spreading to all other aspects of her life. It is this experience that she wants to share with others who are caught up in society’s conventions of what a mother, a wife or a career woman should be. One of my many role models! And a humble one at that.