Articles

by Jo Harrison School of Occupational Therapy, University of South Australia Introduction My background is in social work, social research and education in gerontology. I have worked with consumer organisations, advocacy services, Aboriginal Councils and educational institutions for over 23 years. I have also been a board member...

by Marie Gordon There are books on practically every aspect of grief except those experienced by women grieving for women. Women whose partners have died. When this happened to me I searched for something - anything - what to do, what not to do, how to...

by Sylvia Kinder A lot has been written about this multi-symptom marker of the middle-aged woman, but there are always new thoughts on the issue. For lesbians, health issues, including menopause, are experienced differently to heterosexual women, a subject too large to go into here. So,...

by Pagan Kennedy Reprinted from Ms Magazine June/July 2001 Words offer shelter. They help love stay. I wish for a word that two friends could live inside, like a shingled house with faded Persian rugs. Sometimes, in an attempt to make our relationship sound more valid, I...

by Sue Williams Good on Dawn Fraser for finally coming out in her autobiography as having had love affairs with women. It's something that's been slyly insinuated for years about our golden champ, wondered on and sniggered over, so it's marvellous that she's now had the integrity,...

by Louise Anike Without any publishing research in Australia on old lesbians, authentic anecdotal experiences of old lesbians is all I have to offer. There is little positive that I can say; I know the sad facts of a handful or my old friends. I know...

by Bronwyn Winter First printed in Word is Out 5, December 2002:12-18 www.arts.usyd.edu.au/publications/wordisout Introduction The history of lesbian and gay movements (as indeed, of any movement of resistance to a dominant class) has been in great part the history of moves (...

by Louise Anike Until my mid-50s, I called myself a middle aged or mid-life woman. But when is middle aged? One woman said middle age is when you suddenly find that your parents are old, your kids are grown up and you haven't changed. As each decade...

by Sylvia Kinder Is this the headline of the not too distant future? Like many women, lesbians are not immune from the divide between the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. Of course, there are those amongst us who, through inheritance, education and a highly paid job,...