Untamed

Review of Untamed, (Glennon Doyle), written by guest writer Dr. Ruth Williams Untamed is a memoir of an unfolding awareness. Author, Glennon Doyle, exposes her experiences of feeling caged through trying to fulfil societal expectations. She explains how over time, the family she grew up in, the culture, the religion, the friends, the class, all…

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#IWD2021

This International Women’s Day #IWD2021 the media has been full of things that – to be honest – it would be nice to pretend just weren’t happening. I hope that everyone reading this has someone close to them they feel able to share their emotional load with. That emotional load ebbs and flows with daily…

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Women and Art

Today a ‘hello’ from me, Bec Vandyk, to acknowledge all the women in Gippsland who make art. I do believe that whoever makes a home, not just a house, often uses creative and artistic energy in this process. So while you might not be “an artist” you may well use artistic energy that gives you…

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Keep on going.

A short, sharp “circuit-breaker” lockdown, announced four days ago, with one day left – we’re trying not to check the number of cases and exposure sites to guess if the lockdown will be extended. Trying. What if? What if casual-job pay is under threat, long term, again? What if we have to deal with home…

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Hello, Feb. 2021!

Gippsland Woman starts the new year, 2021, with the goal of finding new ways to find local women who are contributing to their community in business and in volunteering. Let’s get them on the database, so we can easily see all the work these women do in our community!

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2020 – wow?!

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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Cristy Russell – Empower the Woman

‘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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What’s it like to be a Woman in Gippsland? Meet Steph Thoo

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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Federation Clemente – Gippsland

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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