Category: Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month – Mary Victoria

Mary Victoria is a London-based NZ writer and artist. I asked her for a very personal response to a rather large question, this WHM. What do I do to survive? It’s a good question, because there are many kinds of survival: material, emotional, spiritual. The answer for me is that because there are so many, …

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Women’s History Month

I’m sorry that this month got off to such a slow start. That was me. I have two books coming out in the next couple of weeks and find myself easily distracted. Both of them are visible on the internet now. One is my next novel, which I like to call my Sydney feminist Jewish …

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Women’s History Month – Lulu Respall-Turner

Today is International Women’s Day and my guest is Lulu Respall-Turner. The rest of the month has a slightly different theme, but today I’ve asked Lulu to talk about how she became a feminist. I’ve known Lulu for nearly two decades. We were part of a small team that founded Women’s History Month for Australia. …

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Nike Sulway – Women’s History Month

more than one way In the car, after her talk, I tell my friend that her speech brought tears to my eyes. We are driving down the main street in Toowoomba. It is raining, and I am trying to find a park. We drive past the restaurant where we are supposed to meet the others …

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Reflections on WHM 2015

Only two more posts and Women’s History Month is over for me this year. It’s actually been quite a difficult year, in terms of admin. A bunch of emails didn’t get to people or from people to me, for starters. The grapevine says that a bunch of spam filters were changed and emails to me …

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Satima Flavell – Women’s History Month

I was honoured when Gillian invited me to write another piece for her blog, but when I saw the topic, ‘personal stories of major obstacles overcome, especially for women in the arts’, I had a quiet little panic, for I have never suffered at the hands of this particular brand of sexism. I’ve been lucky, …

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Wendy J. Dunn – Women’s History Month

Birth and Rebirth When I looked through my journal for something I could use for Gillian’s topic, I re- discovered this short essay I wrote in a response to an article I read twenty years ago. My essay explores the event that turned my life around: Years ago, Janet Hawley wrote a powerful essay called …

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Liz Argall – Women’s History Month

We have always been strong I was something of a sickly child, or at least a weird and wobbly one. I could be full of energy, enthusiasm and clumsiness, but I was often tired, I often had issues with food, had that slightly neurotic distance and sensibilities that often marks someone as a writer in …

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Jacey Bedford – Women’s History Month

Lessons Learned and Applied The Parallels Between Singing and Writing I used to be a folk singer. No–correction–I am a folk singer, I just don’t do it as a full-time job any more, but even though I’ve officially retired from the road the singing is in me and I don’t think I’ll ever get it …

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Alma Alexander – Women’s History Month

Much of history is silence. perhaps too much. The thousand tiny incidents which all build up to the big thing – the snippets of tales that make up the backbone of all the events that shaped the human story (or at the very least the Western history edition of that) – they fall silent, often, …

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