Time of Our Lives - Celebrating Older Women
Time of Our Livespresents the extraordinary lives of ordinary women in their seventies, eighties and nineties, challenging the stereotype of the helpless old woman who is nothing more than a burden.
This collection demonstrates the rich experiences of 20 women of diverse backgrounds, all of whom have achieved great things in older age.Mig Dannworked for David Bowie and gained a PhD in her eighties.Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, the first Indigenous schoolteacher in the Northern Territory, is showing young people about culture and community.Olive Trevor's love of gardening led her to become a world expert in bromeliads. FromRobina Rogan, a boatbuilder planning a voyage at age 82, toRosemary Salvaris, a 76-year-old civil celebrant whos taken up orienteering, these women show that learning has no age limit.
As the generation of Australian women who waved the flag for feminism enters retirement, let's change the conversation around what it means to be 'old'. Our ageing population is not a burden - it's time to celebrate the contributions that older women make to our community.
Dr Maggie Kirkman is a psychologist and a Senior Research Fellow in Global and Women's Health at Monash University. She taught kindergarten children, children with hearing impairments and children with profound disabilities before attending university in her thirties, after which she lectured at her old teachers' college and tutored at the University of Melbourne. She gained a PhD at fifty and worked at La Trobe and Melbourne universities before moving to Monash in 2011. Her research includes women's experiences of infertility, abortion, donor-assisted conception, breast cancer and ageing. Maggie is the author of My Sister's Child (with Linda Kirkman, Penguin) and the editor of Sperm Wars (with Heather Grace Jones, ABC Books). She has been featured in the Australian media, including on ABC Radio and in The Conversation. In 2019, Maggie was recognised as an inaugural Champion for Women by Women's Health Victoria.
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