Awake at Night

Ever since I started writing about my grief for Isaac, the response has been overwhelming. I have been contacted by so many people showing support and sharing their own stories of loss. I also had the honour of being contacted by Melissa Fleming, the head of United Nations global communications. Melissa invited me to be … More Awake at Night

Five Months

Five months ago, my son died. As I write these words and read them over and over again, they are so incomprehensible that they might as well be in a foreign language. Again and again I read them, unable to grasp that they relate to me, that they form part of my story. These words … More Five Months

PM’s Solution to Roadside Births? Upgrade the Highway…

This week in Australian Parliament, the member for Canberra, Alicia Payne, addressed a question to the Prime Minister: ““Women from the Yass Valley are currently forced to travel an hour to Canberra or Goulbourn to give birth. As a result, a number of women have been forced to give birth on the side of the … More PM’s Solution to Roadside Births? Upgrade the Highway…

Fearless Girl

Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear (Michelle Obama, Becoming). I was super confident when I was in high school. In fact , I was Miss Susie High School. You know, the annoying over-achiever type. President of the … More Fearless Girl

The Working Mama

415 days. A little over 59 weeks. That is how long, from the day I found out I was pregnant, to the end of last week, that I spent pretty much 24/7 with my newborn son. 415 days. Nine months of carrying him inside of me wherever I went, and five precious, but all too … More The Working Mama

I Shouldn’t Have to Feel Lucky I Have “Only” Been Sexually Harassed

Over the last week, social media has come alive with women posting the hashtag #metoo. Started by activist Tarana Burke in 2006 and promoted by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of revelations that over 40 women have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, the idea was that “if all women who had … More I Shouldn’t Have to Feel Lucky I Have “Only” Been Sexually Harassed