Opinion + Real Life

What does it mean to be #SelfMade?

  ‘Self made’ is a combination of words that assert independence, vision and tenacity — which are perfect descriptors for entrepreneurs Jo Burston (founder Inspiring Rare Birds), Le Ho (Director Sustainable Solutions Group), Sheree Rubinstein (CEO, One Roof), Dr Viv Waller (Managing Partner, Waller Legal) and Bec Blurton (CEO Moorditj) each of whom will be sharing their stories in #SelfMade breakout session at Breakthrough 2016. Hear more about these trailblazing women and what success means to them — tickets on sale now.   To be self made, you have reached that point in the horizon marked ‘success’. But as we...

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Our Interview with Tilly Lawless

Tilly Lawless is a queer sex worker, activist, uni graduate and horse rider from NSW.  In 2015, Tilly rose to fame when she took a stand against an anti-sex work article published on Mamamia (a piece which originally hailed from the blog of a US Christian group). In response, Tilly posted an image of herself on instagram, stating that “there is no singular story or person to represent the varied & complex experiences of all sex workers, but here is one face of prostitution amongst a myriad” along with the...

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Meet Le Ho: A woman who will ‘never, ever give up.’

  As of 2016, women run 34% of all small businesses in Australia. That number is steadily growing, supported in part by a drive from female entrepreneurs to share information and resources, opening the business community up to more innovative women. One such woman is Le Ho. Arriving in Australia as a refugee from Vietnam, Le has successfully tried her hand at everything from bridal wear to waste management, turning a failing business into strong money maker. Since then, she has acted as both mentor and inspiration to other women entrepreneurs. Speaking to the...

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Our Interview with June Oscar AO | Sheilas

We had the privilege of interviewing June Oscar AO, a Bunuba Woman from the Central Kimberley Region and one of Australia’s great Indigenous leaders. She is joint CEO of the Marninwarntikura Fitzroy River Women’s Centre where she has played a key role in uncovering and addressing the extraordinarily high number of children afflicted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Embrace the Body Image Movement | Rosie

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to change the way women view themselves. Fed up with the media’s inaccurate portrayal of the ideal female body, she set off on a world tour talking to women around the globe about body image issues, and henceforth creating the recently released documentary Embrace. We went and saw the documentary, and it was incredible.

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Why Hysteria is a Loaded Word | Rosie

In case you missed the controversy over Steve Price’s comments on Q&A last Monday, here is a brief recap: Audience member, Tarang Chawla, addressed the panel with the following: “Sam Newman has courted controversy yet again for defending Eddie McGuire, who “joked” about drowning Caroline Wilson. I work as an Ambassador for Our Watch. Male violence is the leading cause of death and disability for women in Australia. My sister Nikita was [killed] by her partner in January 2015. She was 23. How will politicians and the media play a better role...

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