Unworthiness: This Is How It Starts

Guest blog by Louise Allan

Louise Allan is an Australia doctor turned writer who has recently wowed book lovers near and far with her first book, The Sisters’ Song. With rave reviews in The Herald-Sun, Women’s Weekly and plenty of others… not to mention the plethora of interviews she’s provided since the release, it’s been a whirlwind experience for Louise. One that is much-deserved for this brilliant and talented woman. Continue reading “Unworthiness: This Is How It Starts”


Cows and Clusters

I was 32 years old and had given up on love. As for the dating site, I was really only window-shopping. At the end of an evening, I’d spend the last five minutes before bed scrolling through online profile pictures, bemused by the plethora of completely unsuitable bachelors: men wearing dog collars; men with no shirts; men with their tongues hanging out. Probably the most disturbing were the men who did not correct their dozens of spelling errors and used acronyms only my thirteen-year-old son would have been able to decipher. Continue reading “Cows and Clusters”


The Most Significant Relationship

I guess you could say it started with the most significant relationship in my life. Fathers have their place, but mothers are the ones who make us, forming our bodies within their own. Once we are separate physically from their womb, we women continue to be made by our mothers to some extent, as we mold ourselves either in the same shape as our mother, or purposely into another. Continue reading “The Most Significant Relationship”


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

This is the first book I’ve read cover to cover in quite a while – with half a dozen half-read, moderately interesting books waiting patiently on my bedside table. Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking is one of those rare books you consume greedily within a couple of days. Continue reading “The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion”