Jessie McLennan is a West Gippsland-based figurative sculptor, arts advocate and passionate gardener and has four children aged from five to 24. Jessie was born in 1973. She had a creative upbringing, being home-schooled on..
After 42 years living at nearby Riverslea on a dairy farm, Trish Vardy resides in Maffra. Sadly, her husband died shortly after they had moved, but Trish keeps busy with family and community activities. She..
Maya Fraser has coloured her life and that of many others, with art, and her accomplishments reflect this. Maya lives in Morwell, Latrobe Valley, with her husband and four children. An only child of Frans..
If you ask Jean Downs what she has done with her life, she will probably say ‘not much’, because Jean is a quiet-living woman going about her daily life. Jean, who lives in the dairy..
So, you want to record stories about participating in a group or moment in time; you have decided the topic and have created a database of people who are willing to share their story. What..
Where do you start when you want to preserve the story of a group that has helped to shape and influence your life, and that of your community? The group may have existed for a..
DE: What is Anorexia calling out to you at the moment, Helen? What is it saying to you as you struggle towards the Anti-Anorexic side? What is it calling out to you? HW: Punish yourself!..
By June Alexander Mothers, daughters, and eating disorders – the combination can be constructive or destructive. On Mother’s Day, 2019, I share thoughts on how facing an eating disorder together can be a beneficial release..
By June Alexander Water helps me feel good. Besides quenching physical thirst, it comforts my soul, helps me to be resilient and go with the flow, and to be eternally hopeful. In the 1950s, the..
9.19am, writing desk: I’ve been sitting here for four minutes, ruminating. Hugging Benji Cat and reflecting on why I did not write an entry in my online journal yesterday. Usually if I miss a day,..
By June Alexander I don’t need to read research papers to know that pets are great mentors for me. For me and many others, animals contribute to feelings of wellbeing. They teach about love and..