Author(s): Jodie Moffat
Fifteen very different life stories by women from all walks of life. From a woman who does not expect to live until puberty to teenagers with secret inner lives; from women who strive to belong to women who cannot wait to get away; from women surprised by the arrival of menopause to women embracing the unexpected freedoms of old age. Fifteen voices tell life stories of celebration, affirmation and survival about what it is like to be a woman on the other side of 40, 50, 60, 70 . . .
Jodie Moffat commenced her law degree the year she turned 40 and graduated as a Juris Doctor at the age of 44. Her paper, 'Arranging Deckchairs on the Titanic' won the Morella Calder Memorial Prize in 2010, and was published in the Australian & New Zealand Maritime Law Journal that year. She ran as the Greens Party lower house candidate in her hometown of Mandurah in the 2017 state election. Maria Scoda is an experienced clinical and consultant psychologist who works in private practice in the Sydney CBD. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Australian National University in 2002. She is regularly contacted by the media for professional commentary and opinion on psychological issues, such as relationships, anxiety and depression. Susan Laura Sullivan writes fiction, essays and poetry. Her work has been published in Westerly- New Creative, Plumwood Journal, and The Font- A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, among others. She was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2012, and currently lives in Japan, where she teaches English.