Julia grew up in Oregon and California. She was hit by a truck when she was 11 years old and spent many years recuperating in hospital during which time she had 18 major operations. She went to Antioch College in Ohio then worked as a performance artist and community activist in San Francisco. Julia has been in Australia since 1999 and has recently finished an Arts Management course at the Victorian College of the Arts. She dances every day and highly recommends it. Julia is the author of ‘Body Talk = Survival’. She is a Performance Artist and Arts Administrator. She is currently on sabbatical.
Julia has left side hemiparesis with multiple orthopaedic fractures.