She pushed the last box in the car, then smacked a kiss on your cheek. ‘Goodbye Mother; see you later.’ And with that, your daughter left. She no longer lives here with you. That is to say that your arms left their sockets; your legs took off alone. Your skin stretched so far, it cleared … Continue reading For our mothers, our children and us.
She heads towards the passageway and as she's walking past him, he puts out a hand to touch her arm. She gasps and turns furiously towards him. ‘What on earth….?’ He retracts his hand, lifting both in a sign of surrender. ‘Signora… I just wanted to say that … if one day … you would … Continue reading Listen, Mr
15 March, 2019. Remember this date. One hundred and fifty thousand kids rallied in cities and towns around Australia protesting to government and political parties about their inadequate response to climate science. They rallied in defiance of conservatives such as our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. Many thousands more rallied in cities around the world; it … Continue reading School Climate Strike
IWD is a day to celebrate achievements and look at how far women around the world have come, but it is also a day of recognising the challenges we have yet to meet – homeworking women being one of the most pressing ones. Women homeworkers sew the buttons on your shirt. They make the fishing … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019
Photos are doors to passageways. They connect me. Who I was; what I am it’s all the one thing. I am built on who I was; I build on who I was. Past and present collide and are one. In this moment, I feel excitement bouncing around my heart as I stare into a picture … Continue reading Past as Present
By Annie Delaney, Rosaria Burchielli, Shelley Marshall, Jane Tate Our new book is out now! To buy your copy of our Homeworking Women book, click here. Homework; work that is categorised as informal employment, performed in the home, mainly for subcontractors and mostly undertaken by women. The inequities and injustices inherent in homework conditions maintain women’s weak bargaining position, … Continue reading Homeworking Women: A Gender Justice Perspective
“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the … Continue reading Poem for Ellen (Ellen Kleimaker 1952 – 2017)