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Open line • “When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.”-DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Letter of the month
In brief July 2022
Women we love
Finish this sentence … Trinny Woodall • is the founder and CEO of modern multi-tasking makeup and skincare line, Trinny London.
Around the world
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Frontier women • As the ABC turns 90, we honour trailblazers who paved the way for the women reporters, producers and presenters who bring the world to our laptops and lounge rooms today.
BACK TO BILOELA at last • Meet Priya, Nades and their girls, the Sri Lankan family who, for four years, were shunted from pillar to post by the Australian government. And meet the Queensland country town that fought a David and Goliath battle to get them back.
Ita “Believe in yourself ” • She’s a national treasure with a thrilling zest for life that, at 80, is as irrepressible as ever. Here, Ita Buttrose reflects on the childhood that shaped her, the meaning of love and shares what she really thought when she was picked for Chair of the ABC.
Thank you, Your Majesty • The Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Britain presented a profound and witty tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70-year reign. Following fears for the sovereign’s health, it also underlined the future of this monarchy, as four generations stood side by side.
“Being a mum is the best thing I’ve ever done” • Starting a family was always the plan for fiercely independent journalist Nas Campanella and husband Tom. The real challenge has been coping with other people’s prejudices.
WOMEN OF THE FUTURE • Australian women have a knack for achieving dazzling things on a global scale, which comes as no surprise to The Weekly. For nine years, we’ve been supporting our brightest and boldest young innovators to achieve their world-changing goals.
Leila McKinnon Doing it for the kids • Floods, a broken knee, homeschooling and the loss of significant family and friends has failed to dull the Australian Ninja Warrior co-host’s lust for life.
Roadside paradise • The Weekly takes a sentimental journey back to the glorious, gaudy heyday of the Australian motel.
The Marcos resurrection • After 36 years in the political desert, the Marcos family is back in power. Ferdinand Jr has been elected President of the Philippines and his mother, Imelda (whose name was once synonymous with excess and corruption), has been hailed “the kingmaker”.
Messages stitched in time • When the darkness of war enveloped Europe in 1914, pretty postcards kept loving families and sweethearts connected.
Sam Neill ‘I’m writing a new chapter ’ • He might just be New Zealand’s most famous export, his film and television projects as diverse as they are acclaimed. Yet, despite being in demand, Sam Neill’s latest project is far closer to home.
Last woman standing • Once it was the club nobody wanted to join. Now it’s the club that everyone has membership to. So what happens when you’re still waiting to be drafted?
LUNCH WITH Lisa Curry • She’s one of the most instantly recognisable women in Australia, her accomplishments in the pool only outshined by her achievements as a mum and a businesswoman. But today, she’s just Lisa – a woman who is very publicly baring her life’s losses in the hope of helping others.
My story “How an injured dolphin helped me heal” • When Melody Horrill met damaged solitary dolphin Jock they formed a powerful bond that helped Melody confront her past and change her future.
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