Getting to know Kristy Grant

Seeing as we're pretty new, we thought it would be a nice idea to ask our founders a few questions. We have a random question generator, and this is what was fired out!

What weird childhood fear do you still kind of hold on to?

I’m quite scared of getting sliced on the eyeball by a passing blade of cutty grass – you know that razor edged flax nightmare? I fell over a bank when I was a kid and all I had to hold on to was the cutty grass which did a good job on my hands – can still hear the sound of it slicing through my skin. Eeeeeek.

What do you really wish you knew when you were younger?

Cliché but, don’t worry so much about what people think and don’t spend too much time wondering what other people are thinking. Just focus on something decent and move towards it and people tend to see you for who you are.

What’s the best decision you’ve ever made?

To move back to Wellington. I love this city, it provides so many opportunities for people and has that supportive village mentality. Such a great place. Cool creative stuff, great food and beverage and the wind makes you feel alive and in the moment!

What’s something that no one wants to hear, but everyone should?

When you’re a teenager – sometimes we all need to hear “He/She is just not that interested– move on”. I think that when we are younger especially we are all proned to gageing our own value through someone elses level of interest in us – romantically or otherwise. Being aware, yet confident in who you are is such a great life skill to master.

What’s the biggest lesson life has taught you?

To be resilient, keep working hard, take the knocks and push through anyway. Any situation can improve hugely in one day and if you are genuine in your approach people will believe in you and support you. Also, that we should do the same for others and support and nurture the people around us.

What job won’t be replaced by machines or computers any time soon?

Editing and story-telling! This is such a human element that will always be needed. Including your own experiences in a story always makes them more relatable. Every creative project must have a strong story, story story! Did I mention story?

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