Throwback: That Time I Tried Out For Roller Derby

Long read: A personal account of my attempts to become a roller derby gal, written for and first published in The Advertiser’s SA Weekend magazine. Bruises are expected and broken bones common, but behind the push and shove, stripy socks and ingenious stage names, roller derby is not what you might expect. Photo: Greg Higgs for SA Weekend magazine. “It…

The Loss Of Artist Annette Bezor

Annette Bezor was one of South Australia’s great contemporary artists and I was deeply saddened to learn of her passing recently, at only 69.

Amplifying Rural Women’s Voices

In the business world, health and safety can get a bad rap. It’s not the keeping safe and healthy part – who doesn’t want that?! – but the thought of all that comes with it. I’m talking mountains of paperwork, tomes of legalese and rules that might seem to be more about ticking boxes than providing practical solutions. Fortunately there…

Exciting times ahead

When I left the media to return to self-employment, I didn’t expect to be working with any of my former clients, let alone becoming a long-term part of a team. It had been a decade since I’d worked with what was then ETSA (the Electricity Trust of SA), providing comms services like writing the staff newsletter (when such things were…

Heart and Soul

When a family business achieves success across generations, you know there’s a good story behind it.