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Jane Routley – Women’s History Month

Most writers have trouble with their hands or backs just as most ballet dancers have trouble with their feet. I was only 24 when I had my first bout of tendonitis. I’d strained myself in my final cataloguing exam and then went straight out to work stamping books in a library. What had seemed like …

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Amanda Bridgeman – Women’s History Month

Some days I look at life and think it’s hard. I work a full time job where I manage several staff, am PA to the boss, I spend nights and weekends working on a second job – the books – and I live in an old house that always needs something fixing. And some days …

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Helen Lowe- Women’s History Month

In The Case Of Big Life Decisions, Always Follow your Heart… When Gillian invited me to post as part of Women’s History Month, her brief included the advice that all her guests would be writers and she wanted us to celebrate staying the course, focusing on either a part of our own lives or another …

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Narrelle Harris – Women’s History Month

Not Quite Lost in London I am a woman of many talents. To varying degrees of excellence (and in part depending on the attitude of the audience) I can write stories and I can cook; I can talk to anyone on almost any topic; I am a pretty good hugger. There’s a glaring hole in …

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Tor Roxburgh – Women’s History Month

I was 23 and not given to telling people the truth about my life. My son was a few weeks old and he felt like a stranger. Motherhood was desperate, lonely and empty. My husband was a heroin addict. I’d spent years lying to my family and my diminishing circle of friends about my situation. …

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Queenie Chan- Women’s History Month

This was written for ‘Women’s History Month 2015’. This year’s theme is to describe a moment in your life where a hurdle occurred, and explain how you overcame it. I decided to choose the topic of drawing as a manga-style comic book artist, and the gender-related labels that come along with it. Working in a …

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Felicity Pulman – Women’s History Month

‘Hiraeth: a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was, the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past’ (and of your heart.) I grew up in Rhodesia (as it was then) a long time ago. It was a way of life I took …

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Laura Goodin – Women’s History Month

I figured I’d been pretty brave to up stakes and move halfway around the world with my husband and our two-week-old baby, far from everybody I’d ever known and loved. And I had; I’ll cheerfully admit that. It was really hard, and it required a lot of fortitude to fight through the loneliness and exhaustion …

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Helen Hollick – Women’s History Month

Achieving the Dream. Luck? Good fortune? Whatever – it was most welcome! It took me a little over sixty years, but I finally made it. I escaped ‘the smoke’ and found myself living in Paradise. Well maybe not quite Paradise – Devon to be precise, although there is an old saying here in the County: …

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Samantha Faulker – Women’s History Month

Sisters, who needs them? As a child I grew up on Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland with two younger sisters. I did not like my sisters at times and the feeling was often mutual. I would have to share lollies and biscuits with them. If they wanted something that I had, as the older sister …

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