Hello, I’m Matt Vapor

A Lived Experience Professional

unComfortable Topics

I speak and write about topics that can be uncomfortable. Domestic abuse, violence, homelessness and mental health. These topics are uncomfortable because we don’t discuss them enough. I utilise lived experience to educate and begin the dialogue to start making the uncomfortable comfortable

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface Motivation & Coaching is a business I founded in 2018. It focuses on lived experience where I produce and present workshops and talks; consult on domestic abuse, violence, homelessness and mental health; as well as mentor and coach people who can learn from my insight.

The Black Mask

The Black Mask is my first book which looks at how abuse and violence affect men. I look at the male cycle of abuse and violence; and outlines how I left abuse and violence in the past.

My Latest Articles

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

  COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse One of the things the concerning people around the world are impending workplace shutdowns and residential lockdowns to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The Australian Government in particular, has been...

The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)

The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)

  The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)   One of the things that I like to share at the end of my homelessness workshops is a poem I've written. It's a succinct way to sum up my experiences of sleeping rough. Poetry has a unique and effective way of...

“Raus aus dem Dreck” – Get Out of the Dirt

“Raus aus dem Dreck” – Get Out of the Dirt

  "Raus aus dem Dreck" - Get Out of the Dirt If there was one phrase I could choose to sum up my journey it would be a German phrase I'm particularly fond of. "Raus aus dem Dreck", it means get out of the dirt. I spent much of my early life in the 'dirt'. Dirt...

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