Female Imposters -Why Women Really Settle for Less

Female Imposter Syndrome and Its Limiting Effects Ever feel like an imposter in your work role? Despite your evident success or inimitable skills, are you shy about charging your worth, going for a promotion, or even asking for annual leave? Female Imposter Syndrome...

Privilege and the Other: Why We Need More Women in Parliament

How can we be surprised by a cohort of white male politicians making decisions which benefit other privileged white males? “Women have very little idea how much men hate them,” said Germaine Greer in her 1970 epoch-making novel The Female Eunuch. What tosh, thought I,...

Motherhood Is Not Unemployment

Why We Need To Change Outdated Perceptions of Motherhood and Feminine Nurturing – Now The words raise my ire straight away as I start making a claim for the new child care subsidy: ‘Activity test’. Implying my current occupation is in-active. That...

Blame It On the Love

On Valentines Day just gone, I told a true life story to a bunch of beautiful strangers at TenX9 Adelaide.   This Is A Love Story I’m not sure I believe in love at first sight. I do believe in a love so natural that when you find it, you wonder where it’s been. It’s...

Body Image: I'm Weighing In

Standing in the unforgiving light on rickety hospital scales, I was weighed before surgery. The nurse filled in the numbers, measured my height, calculated my BMI and read them all out to me with routine efficiency. Inside, I shuddered at hearing the numbers with...