In episode 13 of Offline—her final conversation for 2018—host Alison Rice sat down with beauty entrepreneur Eleanor Pendleton. A Filipino-Australian, Eleanor grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast before heading to Sydney to chase her dream of becoming a magazine editor. Fast forward a decade, and today Eleanor leads her own successful beauty company, Gritty Pretty.
In this at-times emotional episode, Eleanor talks for the first time about self image, growing up as a multi-racial woman in a small coastal town, her relationship with her husband, her goals for Gritty Pretty and how her humble beginnings shaped the woman she is today. Don't forget your tissues.
“I’m happy being me. I’m so content being me. I’m really content with my life now and how I look. And that’s taken a long time.”