The girls are having a moment

2023 – The Year of the Girl. From Gerwig’s Barbie, to T Swift’s Era’s tour. [...read more]

Let’s have brave conversations. The good, better best of teaching respectful relationships and consent – conversation starters.

LET’S HAVE A BRAVE CONVERSATION. There’s a furore online at the moment about some comments [...read more]

16 Ways In 16 Days – inspiration for schools on campaigning against gender based violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that starts on [...read more]

How do we talk to our teens (particularly our boys) about Andrew Tate?

I discussed how we can discuss Andrew Tate with our teens on radio 2GB with [...read more]

Trash or treasure? Why you shouldn’t feel stupid (or guilty) about what you watch on TV

Angsting about the cultural goods young women enjoy and the impact these may have on [...read more]

The down side to the bright side

Droughts, fires, floods, a mouse plague and a global pandemic. These challenges of almost biblical proportions have [...read more]

Raising brave girls

There is something about raising girls that induces equal parts fear and worry into the [...read more]

Six easy steps for raising respectful boys to be good men

The old adage “boys will be boys” is now widely dismissed as not just an excuse for [...read more]

What every parent, educator and carer needs to know about youth suicide

Content warning – suicide. Each year in Australia more than 3,000 people die by suicide, [...read more]

What my daughter taught me about menstruation

I didn’t get my first period until I was 15 years old. I was the [...read more]