On the Couch with Lucy Ansell

Lucy-Ansell-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Lucy Ansell?
A fool who forgets to take their iron supplements and insists on topping up their Myki $2 at a time.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d love to be a glassmaker. Or a librarian. Or a volcanologist.  (Not all at once).

Who inspires you and why?
My mum, Jacqui, and all the Black matriarchs that came before her. Nobody knows resilience quite like they do. I want to be them when I grow up.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Let people nap when they please.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anywhere cold and gloomy. Maybe I’m a fatalist? I’m also busting to go to South America. Trying to learn Spanish on Duolingo to incentivise it!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Firstly, a big ol’ stroll along the Merri Creek and then I’d take them to get a Banh Mi (in Footscray or Preston) and we’d eat them in silence on a nearby hill. It truly is the sandwiches and topography that make the place.

What are you currently reading?
The Nerves and Their Endings by Jessica Gaitan Johannesson.

What are you currently listening to?
Bit of this, bit of that. At the moment it’s mostly nu jazz, some D&B and miscellaneous playlists friends have made for me. Listened to Mariem Hassan while I wrote this.

Happiness is?
Dancing with my Mumma or sipping on matcha on a lazy, rainy day.

What does the future hold for you?
Hoping to finish the poncho I started knitting two years ago.

Lucy stars in MOTH by Declan Greene – which will be presented at Theatre Works: 18 May – 3 June 2023.  For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Lucy Ansell (supplied)