May 3, 2017
Kath has a costume shop in an Australian country town. She sells costumes, armoury, live action role play gear, weapons, pop culture and other paraphernalia. She loves cosplay and the way it allows you to express yourself and be who you are.
She talks in this interview about some of the factors that have enabled her to succeed in running her own business, namely the support from her family. Kath is passionate, she’s a hard worker, and she’s comfortable taking risk. Her mother, who died a few years ago, raised her to “not pass through life.”
Kath is teaching her kids that they can do anything they want in life. But, she acknowledges that this is a measure of privilege, as are the circumstances that have allowed her to succeed in business.
"I would like them to follow their passions and not be put in a box and whatever they want to do in life, they can do. Once again, I wonder whether I’m raising them that way because I have been a little bit privileged. I feel safe that they will be safe to do that."