It’s no wonder breaking up with your partner or friend is hard- doing so disposes little pieces of you in the process. Without consciously doing so, we invest so much of our person into our lover or the friends we keep that we begin to define ourselves almost exclusively by their inclusion in our lives, leaving us with a severe crisis of identity in the fallout.
It has come to Louise’s attention, that there’s a real issue with the culture of romantic courtship practices and a woman’s place amongst the mangrove of out-dated patriarchal rules and regulations. Intelligent, quick witted and successful women are afraid of making ‘the first move’.
On February 14th 2013, women and men around the world will strike out, dance and rise together to protest all violence against women. Collectively, their risings will move the Earth and send out the message: “We’ve had enough. The violence ends now.”
Fairy tales imply, through their thinly veiled narratives of rags to princess, that young women must be self-sacrificing and submissive in order to win the heart of a suitor and beautiful to be worthy of love. Stephanie Wescott asks you to think whether this is an empowering platform for young girls and women?
Cassie Spanner wants to know why singles get jibbed when it comes to anniversaries? Because let’s face it, the majority of friendships last longer than relationships anyway. Why isn’t this a cause for celebration? Spending time reflecting on the year that was with the person who knows you the best.
What makes Zoe Foster tick? What makes a successful writer? And how are her wedding plans coming along? The beauty maven, writer extraordinaire, wife to be and all-round nice gal opens up to Lauren Kruger.
By Gaynor Alder Mother’s Day is the day we honour our mums. We buy them gifts to thank them for all they’ve done and sacrificed for us – all selflessly and with endless love. But how can you really find a gift that represents that kind of love? Only words can really do that. And even as a writer, I struggle. They say that we’ll never really know what our [...]
Jo Bassett from Living Savvy, says that when we’re aspiring to live an extraordinary life, we need good friends who share our vision, celebrate with us, encourage and challenge us to be true to who we are and what we believe. We also need to steer clear of those people who hold us back, drain our energy, or try to make us into something we’re not.
Mothers everywhere, please let it be known – I’m in awe of you. Do tell me, how do you do it? I’ve been working full time this week and my niece is over from Perth with my parents – and I wonder to myself, how the feck does any woman do this motherhood malarkey?
People say I’m strong, but let it be known that I do fall in a heap sometimes (because I’m honest like that). Just when everything seems peachy keen and life is going swimmingly well, I’ll take on too much. Keep things too close to my chest. Drink too much. Smoke far too many cigarettes than are good for me – and what do you know? BANG. I crash, followed in [...]
After recent discussions with a close friend who is struggling with a friend who offers nothing to her, but drains her of her beautiful energy, I began to lament on the impact such people have on our lives. As a naturally giving person, I’ve attracted many people in the past who’ve wanted to latch onto what I have to offer. However, these types of people left me drained, and were [...]
Dear June, I know it’s strange that I’m emailing you after hearing the news of your sudden death. I know that you are not going to reply, but I can’t bring myself to delete you from my address book. Every time I type in someone’s name who starts with J, your name comes up. It’s almost as though if I keep emailing you, then you are still alive. I know [...]
Emily, You have no idea how much Aunty Gaynor misses you. I love living in Melbourne, but it just isn’t the same without you in my life on a day to day basis since leaving Perth. I remember all the fun we had when we lived together. How we used to put your hair in my velcro rollers and you would steal my make up and hide it under the [...]
Last Saturday night, I was a guest at my friend Emma’s Parisian Bohemia 40th birthday celebrations. Ann above was wearing a dress circa Pearl Harbour, and she was joined by a Mad Hatter, a green fairy and many more who all looked like they had stepped of the set off a movie with Tim Burton and Baz Lurhman. I was really struck by how much effort every one went to [...]
1. Be honest with yourself
If something in your life is wrong; admit it. Once you find out what that thing is; get rid of it. Never trick yourself into believing things are okay and never deny yourself the pleasure of doing what you actually want to do for the sake of keeping up appearances.”