WORK. LOVE. BODY.
THE FIRST DRAFT OF HISTORY
An essential and powerful collection of essays.
Future Women is excited to announce our second book, Work. Love. Body., is out now.
The future lives of women have changed drastically. As a growing number of women agitate for change, it is time to demand what women want. Through the lenses of work, love, and body, this powerful and essential essay collection asks: Will the Australia of tomorrow be more equal than the one we were born into? Or will it be a country where women and girls remain left behind? One thing is very clear: The future is now and it is female.
While our country was shrouded in smoke in the early months of 2020, Australian women went about their daily business. They went to work. Picked kids up from school or checked in on sick neighbours. Made dinner. Ticked off their to-do list and postponed looking after themselves because life and commitments got in the way.
Then, in March, everything changed. Australians were told to lock down. Women held the health of our communities in their hands as they took on the essential jobs to care, to nurse and to teach despite an invisible danger. For all the talk of equality, it was primarily women who juggled the intense demands of work, kids, schooling and care of ageing parents. We were told to stay home and to keep each other safe. But one year later, women across the country would march on behalf of those who were not safe in their own homes.
Never before has change been thrust so abruptly on modern Australian women. 2020 impacted our working lives, relationships, and our health and wellbeing. So where do we go from here? Future Women have the answers.
"As we emerge from the pandemic, we could make Australia the best place on Earth to be a woman."
MEET THE WRITERS
Helen McCabe is founder and managing director of Future Women. She began working in radio and television in Adelaide before moving to the Canberra Press Gallery with the Seven Network. In 2004 Helen was appointed Night Editor of The Australian newspaper, and later Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, and also spent six years as editor in chief of the Australia Women's Weekly, winning a number of industry awards including editor of the year.
Jamila Rizvi is Chief of Content, Community and Online Learning at Nine’s Future Women. She is a best-selling author for adults and children and an opinion columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Jamila co-hosts two podcasts, The Weekend Briefing and Anonymous Was A Woman. She has advised governments at the highest levels on gender equality, child care, media and employment.
Author of 'Work' essay in Work. Love. Body. Jane Gilmore was the founding editor of The King’s Tribune. She has a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne and is now a freelance journalist and author, with a particular interest in feminism, media and data journalism. Jane is also the creator of the FixedIt campaign, which highlights victim blaming and erasure of male violence from news headlines. Her book FixedIt: Violence and the Representation of Women in the Media was published by Penguin Random House in August 2019.
Author of 'Love' essay in Work. Love. Body. Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News, which saw her report from across Africa and interview some of the continent's most prominent leaders. Santilla writes regularly for The Saturday Paper, and her work explores contemporary migration, cultural identities and politics.
EMILY J. BROOKS
Author of 'Body' essay in Work. Love. Body. Emily J. Brooks is a writer and editor. Formerly, she was the editor of Future Women. She was also an associate editor at The Huffington Post Australia and a journalist at The Australian Women's Weekly. Emily's work has appeared in Grazia, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age, among other places.
WORK. LOVE. BODY. BOOK LAUNCH: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 5:30PM - 6:30PM AEST
Join us for the launch of our second book, Work. Love. Body. You'll hear from Work. Love. Body.'s editors, Helen McCabe and Jamila Rizvi, authors Emily J. Books, Santilla Chingaipe and Jane Gilmore. WATCH THE EVENT HERE
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR - WORK: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 8:00PM - 8:30PM AEDT
Join Work. Love. Body. author Jane Gilmore, financial educator Lacey Filipich and editor of ABC Everyday Bhakthi Puvanenthiran for a discussion on the future of work for Australian women, hosted by our own Jamila Rizvi. RSVP NOW
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR - BODY: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 8:00PM - 8:30PM AEDT
Join Work. Love. Body. author Emily J. Brooks, plastic surgeon Dr Neela Janakiramanan and a special guest to be announced, hosted by our own Sally Spicer. RSVP NOW
"No longer content with dreaming alone, women are daring to want — and to demand — aloud."
— JAMILA RIZVI
Work. Love. Body. in the wild
FEATURED ON 9HONEY
Future Women's Chief Creative Officer Jamila Rizvi writes for 9Honey on why we need to stop downplaying our suffering in the pandemic. READ NOW
KIC POD SPOKE WITH JAMILA RIZVI
Jamila Rizvi joins Laura Henshaw and Steph Claire-Smith on the KIC POD. As a gender quality advocate, Jamila sheds light on the prominent gender gap in Australia. LISTEN NOW