Libby Trickett Literary Dinner
Enjoy a 2 Course Menu with Libby Trickett
The brave and inspiring memoir of one of Australian Swimming's
Golden Girls, whose extraordinary achievements masked
battles with anxiety and depression.
Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming.
Winner of multiple Olympic gold medals and setter of world records, Libby
wasn't just a champion, she was Australia's girl next door, the humble
superstar from suburban Brisbane with the infectious grin and sunny
nature. Yet what we saw on the surface - the confidence, competitiveness
and warmth that were her hallmarks - belied the very private battles she
fought in her own head. Beneath the incredible achievements and that
trademark smile, Libby suffered from crippling depression.
During her swimming career she managed to keep her demons more or
less at bay, but when an injury forced her to retire in 2013 Libby was
suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar world. With few, if any, qualifications to
handle it, her self-doubts began to overwhelm her. The birth of her first
baby added further complications to her fragile mental health, and she
suffered intense postnatal depression. When she finally recognised the
depression for what it was, and sought help for it, it was a major turning
point in her life.
$50 GV Members
$55 Non GV Members
* Book available for purchase on the day.