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“Thirty years later, I believe the Stella Prize fulfils a similar role, curating and celebrating the writing of Australian women.
“It does this in several ways: the prize itself; the Schools Program exploring issues of language, power and gender; the Girls Write Up festival for teenagers, and the annual Stella Count, which analyses the coverage of female authors in 12 publications.
“There have long been feminist scholars, editors, publishers and writers working for change,” says Dr Julieanne Lamond. “But it does seem to me that the Stella Prize and count have been genuinely effective in changing the conversation about women's writing.””
From the article ‘Stella women writers reflect prevalence of sexual abuse’ by Blanche Clark published in The Canberra Times.
See top link via bio to read the full article. *Second image of (Stella) Miles Franklin via @canberratimes courtesy of @statelibrarynsw
Life is hard without trust!
Do you know any fiercely independent people? Or the micro-managing control freaks? Or those back-seat drivers, who can‘t resist chipping in about how fast or slow you are driving.
Well I‘ve been some of „those people“ at various stages in my life and it‘s all about trust or more specifically lack of trust.
Lack of trust is a common reaction to being let down. Expecting people to behave a certain way and being disappointed time and time again when they are not there for you. They don‘t show up, they break their promises, they make decisions and behave in a way that is out of kilter with your own moral compass. Why do they do that? Why are they always letting you down?
Well here‘s a revelation... it‘s not them... it‘s you. I know you don‘t want to hear it. You have a sense of right and wrong and when people cross that line, they are in the wrong. Right? Well actually, no. Your sense of „right“ comes from your own, very individual, perspective and everyone has a different perspective. Each one of us has different backgrounds, upbringings and experiences that mould us into who we are, how we behave and how we think. Making each one of us unique, making each perspective unique, making our sense of how we „should behave“ unique.
Because we are all so unique, there is no-one in the world who will agree with you on everything all the time (well not if they are being authentic). So why on earth are we disappointed when people say or do something we don‘t expect or want to do it differently. It‘s crazy right? We should be surprised when we actually agree on anything.
So let‘s open up to the fact that we are all different and embrace our uniqueness. Let’s be vulnerable and dance together in life to the music in our heads and the rhythm in our hearts. Let‘s release ourselves from the false burden of „expectation“ and say goodbye to disappointment. How wonderful is that?
I love conversations with strangers. Everyone has a story and our lives are all so wonderfully complicated and intriguing. A stranger has often given me the nugget of wisdom in a random conversation that I needed to hear but perhaps wouldn’t have received it in the same way from someone I know. Maybe it’s the publicist in me - I’m forever curious about uncovering people’s stories...
Not that I need a sign like this to start a conversation with a complete stranger but wouldn’t it be nice if every park had a bench seat like this? It’s part of the Conversations For Change Project which was an initiative to ignite the topic of mental health in as many everyday places and situations in the community of Edinburgh as they could. Genius.