PCYC’s RUBY program gets funding boost

PCYC’s RUBY program CommBank grant

SAMARA MCRAE The Gold Coast branch of the PCYC has received a $10,000 funding boost for their RUBY (Rise Up, Be Yourself) program for women affected by domestic or family violence.   The money is part of the CommBank Staff Foundation … [Read more...]

Dignity needs more help this August

Dignity Drive at Woolworths August 2020

LILY NOLAN  National charity Share the Dignity is partnering with Woolworths again this month for their Dignity Drive, but this time around they need even more help due to the impact of COVID-19.   The charity, which is partnering with … [Read more...]

Australia’s biggest yoga class poses for dignity

Yoga4Dignity in the park

JESSICA MYLNE Yoga4Dignity is putting on Australia’s biggest yoga class on Saturday August 31 to raise vital funds to help give some dignity back to homeless women and women living below the poverty line in Australia.    The … [Read more...]

Self Love Movement grows in Brisbane

Self Love Movement event

ASHLEE STENNER Alana Arvantis is a self love guru. Joyful and dedicated, she works to spread the message of self love, acceptance and empowerment to women across the nation. As founder of the Self Love Movement, Ms Arvantis has cultivated a … [Read more...]

Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Queensland laws forcing women interstate for abortions

JANA GABRIJEL Women are being forced to spend thousands of dollars at private clinics or flying interstate for terminations because of Queensland’s restrictive reproductive laws, a Brisbane Law Professor has said. Abortion is the only … [Read more...]

Tech Supergirls paving the way for women in technology

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD Groups of Queensland school girls will this week head to Sydney for the grand final of the Tech Girls Movement competition. In a society where women in the technology field is a rarity, the competition provides a … [Read more...]

The rise of the #GirlBoss

JESSICA WEST The girl boss phenomenon is taking the world by storm as Brisbane becomes home to many entrepreneurial women, including Madison Bryers, the woman behind Winston Wolfe. Madison Bryers, Brisbane girl boss and owner of fashion label … [Read more...]

A not so lazy Sunday: Active Nation Day

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD Sunday mornings have long been associated with sleep-ins and brunch, however for hundreds of women this Sunday will involve hours of exercise and no bacon. Women across the globe will be sweating it out in honour of … [Read more...]

Experts push for changes to Queensland’s abortion laws

INGE HANSEN Queensland abortion laws have been described as 'out of date' by two Queensland experts in the Medical Journal of Australia. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University, Caroline De Costa said many women are … [Read more...]