Within every society and every generation, there are things that need to change. Often we wait, hoping for someone else to bring about that change because it’s easier and safer to follow rather than lead. But if everyone felt that way, change would never happen.
These are seven stories of brave women, past and present, who dared to fight stereotypes and oppression to change their world. You can do it, too.
The Starfish Singers are women like Amanda Jolley, a creative genius who designed a life-changing program that is empowering at-risk students to break free from generational violence; Virginia Woolf, a first-wave feminist who despite a debilitating illness used her eloquent writing to confront gender inequality; Bella Guerin, who stepped into history as the first woman in Australia to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree, proving that women have brains; and Andrea Musulin, a police officer on a mission to create a generation with the mindset that children have the right to feel safe; and more.
In these stories you’ll discover:
- How to use your talents to help others find their voice, sense of belonging and hope
- What motivates people to discover their callings and follow their visions
- That it’s not too late to change your world
I firmly believe that Christine has created a wonderful book that is going to be a catalyst for many people to start a new journey. Be it education of finances or stepping out to do something they thought impossible. The Starfish Singer stories make the impossible possible.
Hayley Solich, Chairperson Women Can International Inc.
CONTENTS ONE Starfish Story TWO The Calling: Somewhere, Someone Is Calling... THREE Annabelle Carter: An Agent of Change FOUR Virginia Woolf: A Modern Woman in a New Millennium FIVE Andrea Musulin: A Mission to Protect and Serve SIX Amanda Dorothy Jolley: Using Beauty to Heal the Pain SEVEN Julia Margaret Guerin: The First Aussie Female Bachelor EIGHT Edith Cowan: Parliament's First Lady NINE John Stuart Mill: The Male Feminist TEN The Apron Story