And I’ll Rise Up

Last week on November 8, the American electoral system elected Donald Trump to be President of the United States. 

Here in Australia, it was Wednesday November 9th but the nightmare was far from over. We still had to live through the unfolding triumph or tragedy depending which side of the political fence you lean into. Tragedy Won Somehow, for his lies, flaws and transgressions as well as lack of political experience, Donald Trump was elected president. I was heartbroken - I felt for Hillary Clinton but also for the America I know and love. It wasn’t hard to think that if a woman had a history of behaving like Donald Trump, she would not have been in the race. The injustice of the ...

GlobalWoman April Round-Up: Women of the Revolution

I always thought Jane Fonda was a woman of the revolution until I learned that it took her thirty years to get feminism. But I'm glad and grateful that it's a revolution she eventually embraced.  “When I turned 60 and entered my third and final act, I decided that I needed to heal the wounds patriarchy had dealt me. I didn’t want to come to the end of my life without doing all I could to become a whole, full-voiced woman.” When an Australian left behind a surfboard in the Bangladeshi coastal town of Cox's Bazar 25 years ago, surfing became a thing. Then in 2013 a young local girl, Shoma Akthar, decided that she wanted to learn to surf. When she won $40 for third place in a local ...

GlobalWoman March Round-Up: Creativity, Connection & Courage

My focus with the GlobalWoman Round-Up is to seek out women's voices that speak to, and about, the universal GlobalWoman experience. The qualities that unite us, as opposed to what separates us. The universal GlobalWoman experience. The qualities that unite us, as opposed to what separates us. In March women from countries including Syria, Palestine, Turkey, Italy, India and America inspired me. It's my sincere hope that they inspire you to live a revolutionary life. Gwen Stefani has been creating music since 1986 when her brother invited her to join the first incarnation of 'No Doubt'. Since starting out of a garage in Anaheim 30 years ago, Stefani has explored multiple facets of creativity - writing music, performing as a solo artist and with No Doubt, ...