Category: writers

Dawn Meredith – Women’s History Month

Crazy Hummingbird www.dawnmeredithauthor.blogspot.com Last year I was like a hummingbird, frantically flapping about, struggling to fit in everything I had to do and fighting resentment of my life, my husband, my child. When I stopped sleeping I had to ask myself, was it all worth it? Maybe it was time to hang up the clogs …

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Sue Burke – Women’s History Month

Who wears the pants? When I was in grade school in the 1960s in Wisconsin, girls could not wear slacks to school except on days when we had physical education, and then only for half-days. At lunch, we had to go home and change. We also sometimes wore slacks under our skirts on cold winter …

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Isolde Martyn – Women’s History Month

EDUCATE A WOMAN AND… My Mum died just before Christmas at the age of 96 and I am so proud of what she achieved. It can’t have been easy growing up in the Depression. She won a scholarship to the town’s grammar school. It separated her from the village kids she had grown up with …

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Joyce Chng – Women’s History Month

My love affair with Joan of Arc started in my childhood, when I saw King Arthur cartoons and wondered about the Middle Ages. At that time, it was all knights, horses and men on horses. And swords and shields and the idea of being chivalrous. I noticed that knights were all men. When I began …

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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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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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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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