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Hard pills to swallow

These are two posts I made on Instagram last night @brenny_vanilla. They seemed to resonate with quite a few people so I thought I’d post them on here. If you haven’t already, please have a read and see what you reckon.

Thoughts 1

Thoughts from @hermanshands:

This life is an abrasive one without love for yourself.

The Herman’s Hands Second Line

After over 18 months the Herman’s Hands Second Line is live.


The Herman’s Hands Tap-Takeover for Mental Health Awareness

On Wednesday 28th of February, the Royal Albert Hotel in Surry Hills and I hosted the Herman’s Hands Tap-Takeover for Mental Health Awareness.

We raised a total of $8200 for the creation of the Herman’s Hands Second Line.

HERMAN’S HANDS Second Line for Mental Health Awareness

G’day guys can you please give me a hand.

Go here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/185307069/hermans-hands-second-line

Stand Your Ground Documentary Trailer

Sixteen months ago I left Adelaide in a Mazda E1800 van to (quote) “spread my message and promote this thing in the big smoke”.

It’s taken a lot more time and produced a lot more anxiety than I’d anticipated but the opportunity that I’ve been preparing for has presented itself.

10 Years Later

(Warning: this blog post contains somewhat graphic content which may be distressing to some readers. If you are in crisis and need support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14).

Who Was Herman?


An in-part illustration of the man.

A Conversation about Herman’s Hands


I want to further articulate what my brand is all about (www.hermanshands.com). Herman’s Hands makes a lot of sense to me. But I know it’s still somewhat unclear at times… With time though, as the brand evolves, it will become clearer.

This article is quite simply a conversation I had with one of my older brothers via Whatsapp a few of days ago. It was early in the morning and I’d had a cupla of coffees.

Introducing Herman’s Hands


G’day readers,

Today is a good day.

After 6 months of hard work I am launching Herman’s Hands, my Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Clothing Brand.