Meet Ani – Musician, creative and Verve Super member

by Verve Super

I’m a multimedia designer/audio engineer and I’m passionate about all things related to art and design. I create music in my spare time and work with broadcasting at tripleRRR. I am also a queer disabled woman and I am determined to do what I can to improve the world; to be a kinder, more equal, safe and accesible place to live in, not just for myself but for everyone. 

I grew up in an Eastern-European immigrant family

My family moved from Poland to New Zealand in search of a better life. It wasn’t always easy for us financially. My mum was a lecturer at university and my dad was a stay-at-home parent. Because of their culture, my parents were used to a very different way of living. We lived a pretty modest life and I was never really exposed to any greater financial knowledge aside from the very basics.

I found Verve when I was searching for a graduate role on LinkedIn. 

Upon visiting the website I was instantly inspired by Verve’s story and its members. I have very strong intersectional feminist values – so this made Verve a perfect match for me both as a place to work for (I’m a creative producer at Verve) and to invest my super in!

For me, wealth is definitely a concept that is so much more than just money. 

Aside from having been a child of a first-generation immigrant Polish family, I was born 3 months early and was diagnosed with CP early on. This meant that much of my childhood was spent largely focusing on improving my health and motor function skills so that I could live a life as ‘normal’ as possible. Because of these experiences, wealth, to me, encompasses many different meanings. If I were to sum it up I think of the word wealth as synonymous for safety, security, good health, family and friendships – a life with little worry. 

If I could have dinner with any woman in the world it would be… 

If I could have dinner with any woman in the world it would have to be Marina Abramović who is a Serbian feminist conceptual and performance artist, philanthropist, writer, and filmmaker. I am enthralled by the way her work explores the dynamics between performer and audience, limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.

My personal philosophy is to count your blessings

It’s so easy to get lost in things that don’t really matter and forget the things that are most important to you. Get off of Instagram and TikTok everyone once in a while. Go touch some grass, pet a dog, tell your parents and friends you love them.

 

Are you a Verve Super member? We’d love to hear your story. Send us an email and let’s chat: hello@vervesuper.com.au.

A friendly reminder that all the financial information contained in this blog is general and doesn’t take into account your personal financial objectives, situation, or needs. It’s important to do your own research and consider getting in touch with a professional adviser to access specific advice tailored to your unique situation. When considering if Verve Super is appropriate for you, please read the PDS and TMD available on our website.

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