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

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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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