I was recently very honoured (and also very surprised!) to be asked to participate in a photo exhibition at Brookfield Place Perth for International Womens Day alongside some incredible women including Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Di Bauwens, Blair Evans, Narelda Jacobs and Clothilde Bullen to name just a few. We were all asked what it means to be a woman in 2014.
Recreation officer. Health and safety manager. Gourmet cook. Lifestyle Blogger. Interpretive dancer. Reality show viewer. Story teller. Fashion stylist. Interior decorator. Transport co-ordinator. Social Media manager. Conflict negotiator. Entertainment supervisor.
Sometimes I forget that being a mother is one of the greatest privileges you can have in life. It’s also a greatly undervalued role.
Over the past three years since becoming a a mum when I’ve been asked ‘what do you do?’ and answered ‘I’m a stay at home mum’ I’ve been met with some pretty interesting reactions, including ‘don’t you get bored?’ and ‘when are you going back to work?’.
I’m very proud to be a stay at home mum. It’s an honour and privilege to be a mother to my two beautiful daughters.
And no. I don’t get bored. Not even for a second!
In 2014 we should celebrate and support each other’s life choices as women. Whether you are the Lord Mayor of Perth, the curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of WA or a stay at home mum like me.
A very special thank you goes out to exhibition photographer and artist Eva Fernández. I can’t tell you what it means to have a lovely photo of myself.
Meeting her was a great joy, she had such a warm, caring approach to taking my photo and created such a happy, enjoyable experience complete with a small wind fan! I had my Beyoncé moment!
You can view an online gallery of some of the amazing women included in the International Womens Day exhibition here.
Happy International Womens Day everyone!
The exhibition is on at Brookfield Place Perth and runs until the 21st March. It’s situated in the foyer of Brookfield Place and is accessible to the public from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. The address is 125 St Georges Terrace, the building is set back from the street front. Please feel free to pop in and take a look!
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