When Lisa Wilkinson was asked “what are you passionate about?” the words spilled out of her mouth before she’d even reflected on an answer.
“Well, women…” she replied.
In the latest episode of No Filter, Wilkinson told Mia Freedman that it was specifically the “strength of women” that inspires her more than anything.
Wilkinson said that having worked with breast cancer sufferers and survivors she was “blown away” by their “resilience and just their ability to just keep moving forward.”
While speaking to one particular woman, who had undergone a full mastectomy, Wilkinson had an epiphany:
“There are no words to describe that story.”
So, rather than tell her story – which Wilkinson has excelled at in her almost 40 year long career in media – she decided to show it.
Long fascinated with the photographic medium, Wilkinson decided to capture women she admired on film.
The extraordinary @turiapitt. Motivational speaker, tri-athlete, humanitarian, philanthropist, warrior, burns survivor…at our #WomenOfInfluence shoot. If you’d like to see the results of my photographic collaboration with Turia, and nine other inspiring Aussie women, pop along to my portrait exhibition (my first!) at @smartartzgallery in South Melbourne by November 3rd, then in Sydney in the forecourt of Customs House at Circular Quay. And don’t forget to let me know what you think! PS. And admission is free!! @canonaustralia #canon