Welcome to the online world of Simone van Hattem. Me (don’t make me write this in third person!).
I am passionate about equality and sustainability, I am constantly growing and learning and reevaluating my priorities in life. I find it a fascinating journey and I enjoy sharing parts of that with people who are interested.
I was born Dutch, my childhood was spent mostly in remote and country Western Australia, my teenage years were spent in The Netherlands and post-uni I moved back to WA and lived in various suburbs in Perth. In the last few years I have travelled in Australia, south-east Asia(2009) and Europe, lived in Meekatharra for 4 months(2010) and have been living in Fremantle on and off since 2009 and permanently since early 2011.
In 2012 I joined the team at Perth City Farm, an urban community garden, education and network centre that operates on permaculture principles.
In 2006 I founded EnjoyPerth.com.au, a guide to what’s on happening in Perth, which I sold in December 2012.
From 2011 to August 2012 I worked part time at KULCHA Multicultural Arts of Western Australia.
I completed the Living Smart course in June 2012 and Living Smart Facilitator training in November.
Other recent commitments include volunteering on the Fremantle Carnevale committee in 2011 and 2012, mainly as Media Coordinator.
I tweet about everything and nothing as @simone.
I enjoy taking photographs and post them on instagram and flickr.
I am trying to make every decision I take a conscious one. Because of this I am vegetarian and have also reduced my dairy intake and the use of most other animal products. I am trying to eliminate plastic from my life (no new plastic as much as possible, especially single use) and reduce my use of packaging in general. I don’t own a car, I ride my bicycle around Fremantle, use public transport and occasionally borrow a car. I am interested in, and learning more about sustainability, permaculture, non-violence, peace, activism, and more.
Amongst other things, I also enjoy live original music, performing arts, camping, reading, festivals, hitchhiking, chocolate, road trips and new adventures in general. Occasionally I sleep. I don’t watch tv, very occasionally I’ll watch shows or videos online or go to the cinema.
I share a lot online, but please understand I still value privacy and don’t share everything.