Category: Women’s History Month

Mary Victoria – Women’s History Month

I put off writing this blog post for a long while. Well, I didn’t exactly put it off: it slipped between my fingers, scuttled away and wriggled under the bed like the tricky thing it is. I’ve been trying to coax it out with treats. I thought of telling an inspirational story about becoming a …

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Pamela Freeman – Women’s History Month

The woman who changed the hospitals My mother-in-law, Doris Hart, is one of my heroes. Born in West Bromich, and trained as a teacher because teachers were given scholarships, she married Ben Hart, a divorced man (shock! horror!) in 1951 and followed him to Singapore where he was a teacher at the RAF base. There …

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Sharyn Lilley – Women’s History Month

Gillian and the Cursed Novel This Women’s History Month, Gillian has asked us to talk a bit about our own histories. She may well regret that – my recent history is going to bring her front and centre to my post. I met Gillian online well over a decade ago; she already had Illuminations out, …

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LynC- Women’s History Month

Once upon a time there was a child. The fact that she was female is irrelevant to this tale, but you can take is as written that she was. She started writing as soon as she could shape the letters, long before she could spell. Her early achievements included a nice little poem about flying …

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Donna Maree Hanson – Women’s History Month

When I look over my life it seems as if I have always been overcoming hurdles. Surviving childhood was a bit of achievement! I’m sure many of you feel the same. That may sound glib, but if I look at me now I am far from where I ever expected or even imagined myself to …

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Wendy Orr: Women’s History Month

My first guest this year is the wonderful Wendy Orr. And the theme this year… well, I’ll let her explain it herself. In 1991, I broke my neck in a car accident. Actually, the driver who went through a Give Way sign at 140 km could be said to have broken it for me, but …

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Women’s History Month

It’s March 1 and today is the beginning of a month-long celebration of women. Every year I invite guests to celebrate with me, and this year those guests are all writers and it will get personal. These writers will be sharing stories that are important to them, many close to home. I’m hoping that readers …

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