WHY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT BY US ALL

The ‘Family Violence forum’ held in Toorak last week – 30 hand-picked bloggers from around Australia heard from Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning, Nappy Collective’s Sandra Jacobs and MC Giaan Rooney. Photos – supplied. “Let’s get feisty about … Continue reading

The social changemaker

Interview with Renee Carr

“Seeing 30,000 people turn out on the streets for the peace march after her murder and seeing the way that people were engaging around issues affecting women.” Renee Carr. We are living in a unique moment in Australia’s history. Family violence is … Continue reading

OUR WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA AWARD

OUR And in news just in… our community continues to make a positive impact in the world. We get it done! Engaging Women has just won the White Ribbon Foundation highest women fundraising award following our event at the amazing Lido Theatre. You guys … Continue reading

WATCH: BRILLIANT 'HE FOR SHE' SPEECH

This week I was contacted by Plan International Australia, a global children’s rights organisation. They are asking blogs like mine to help break barriers faced by so many young girls; such as child marriage and being denied an education. Plan International drew my … Continue reading

CONGRATS THE NAPPY COLLECTIVE

It’s hard to fathom how much The Nappy Collective has achieved in just one year. For one they’ve collected a whopping 109,669 NAPPIES. Giving practical and emotional support to so many mothers and children in crisis. SERIOUSLY AMAZING. I was so honoured to … Continue reading

WATCH: HAPPY, KIND HUMANS

    Have a challenge for you… See if you can watch this quick YouTube clip without smiling. Go on … give it a shot. Residents from a New Zealand retirement village are making the world grin with their cover … Continue reading

Quintessential Quentin

O This image was taken almost two years ago as Australia’s former Governor General Dame Quentin Bryce gave my baby boy Keaton one of his first cuddles at a charity lunch. I was anxious to take such a young bub … Continue reading

FEEL GOOD: A LOVE LETTER

NOT long ago, my grandmother Betty began to write her memoirs. At 95 she had seen enough of life, love and heartbreak to weave a tale. But then something strange happened. She jotted down notes about the first 30 years … Continue reading

The St Kilda Mums

Interview with St Kilda Mums

“The volunteers seem to get as much out of it as the families. The simple act of giving has an incredible flow-on effect. These girls are determined to get the job done.” St Kilda Mums.   Thanks to the good people … Continue reading