Gippsland women: How was 2020, and how are you looking at the New Year ahead? There have been many challenges this year, different for every woman. At first, the metaphor of an ’empty plate’ appealed – the exhaustion from the changes and challenges has used up energy resources like never before. However, that idea springs…

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‘Empower the Woman’ has blossomed as I have grown as an educator, support person, facilitator, mother, woman and sacred space holder. Since giving birth myself and listening to many women’s birthing stories I found myself being drawn back to the significance of birth as a ‘rite of passage’ in a woman’s life.

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Steph Thoo

I moved to Gippsland in January 2019 after spending years living between our two homes in Warragul and Richmond. I was so excited when I found a fulltime roll in Warragul doing what I love – helping aspiring entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.  I’m proud to call Gippsland my home but it’s been a…

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This year Clemente was held at Traralgon East Community Connect. The Creative Writing unit was delivered and four women are seen here receiving their certificates of completion.  Federation Clemente offers free, socially supported, university education in the humanities delivered in a community setting. The Clemente project is directed at community members who may have previously…

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