Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

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Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism

A couple of nights ago, I was pounding the streets for exercise with a friend. We'd been chatting to distract ourselves while we scaled some of the steeper streets, and were discussing the books we loved as children. Our conversation turned to our shared love of Enid Blyton.As we headed towards home, we were discussing … Continue reading Enid Blyton, George, and Feminism

Creativity And Self Expression: Are We Crushing Them Out Of Our Girls With Pink?

I've been pondering a few things about creativity and self expression lately. If you've been following this blog you'll know that we recently went skiing in Whistler. On the first morning, I was sitting at the base of Whistler Mountain waiting nervously for my lesson. (For an explanation of the nervousness, see this post.) As I sat there, … Continue reading Creativity And Self Expression: Are We Crushing Them Out Of Our Girls With Pink?