Episode 9

Briony Benjamin - creating viral videos to change the world and being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 31

Published on: 4th March, 2021

Today we hear from Briony Benjamin, Briony is the co-founder of the company Social Parade. She is a video mischief maker, a producer and director. Briony is one of Australia’s most viral video producers and specialises in using content to change the world.

She has created cheeky viral content for organisations such as The World Wildlife Fund, Getup, The Climate Council and The Sum of us generating millions of views on some of the most complex issues facing our world through engaging and entertaining content.

At the age of 31 Briony was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma and in this episode Briony shares her journey through treatment and thankfully into remission. Briony was dismissed many times by her GP before her diagnosis. If it hadn't been for the insistence of her concerned parents Briony may not have ever had the referral to the specialist doctors she so desperately needed. She’s been in remission for three years now and Briony talks about the lessons she's learned and the way she’s implemented changes in her life since going through cancer.

We discuss how our health is the most important thing in our lives and the beauty in holding our nearest and dearest close to us.

You can connect with Briony on instagram @briony_benjamin and you can view the amazing video content she has produced on her website.

Follow Briony on social media and keep your eyes peeled for her new book launching in August 2021!

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.