CATEGORIES

Malala Turns 21

She’s a global icon and an Oxford student who still takes her washing home. In the lead-up to Malala’s first trip Down Under, Christina Lamb joins her humanitarian mission, and 21st birthday celebrations, in Brazil.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

Love, Loss And Diamonds

She lost first her homeland, then her husband and finally her son, but Frauke Bolten-Boshammer rebuilt her life from a patch of barren red earth. Sue Smethurst meets the inspiring diamond queen of Kununurra.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

I Found A Secret Window Into Happiness

Australia’s favourite funny lady, Julia Morris, has a revealing chat with Jenny Brown about the freedom she’s found at 50, the importance of raising two strong girls, and the personal encounter with sexual harassment that left her speechless.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

Half A Century & Not Out

Forget the razzmatazz – turning 50 is going to be a date with the couch and a crochet needle.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

Don't Be One Of The Boys

Hunter Johnson is on a mission to turn confused young blokes into healthy men and his fans include Prince Harry and Meghan.

4 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

Do You Know Your Heart Risk? Attack

Women have different heart attack symptoms to men so it’s important to know your risk factors.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

All Aboard The Royal Love Train

On her royal tour debut the elegant, gentle Duchess of Sussex touched down with a wonderful surprise and left having revolutionised the monarchy. Juliet Rieden gives the inside story on Meghan and Harry’s dramatic group hug.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
December 2018

Taking On The Boys

Clementine Ford is one of the boldest and most influential voices in fourth-wave feminism. Samantha Trenoweth meets a woman who wants to incite schoolgirls to revolution and create a world that will not destroy her son.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

When The Ones You Love Hurt You The Most​​​​​​​

Elderly Australians are being neglected and abused by those who are closest to them. Susan Chenery finds that the financial abuse of older Australians very often begins at home.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

Playing By Heart

Noni Hazlehurst chats with Susan Horsburgh about sexual harassment in the ’70s, empty nest syndrome, the joys of being single and finding the humanity in every character’s heart.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

Solving The Riddle Of Pelvic Pain

There is hope for women with a debilitating condition that can cause misery for sufferers, says Professor Kerryn Phelps.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

Opposites Attract

Georgie Parker chats with Samantha Trenoweth about fall in love, motherhood, and the operation that gave her a new lease on life at 53.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

A Lady And A Champ

Racing legend Gai Waterhouse and her daughter, Kate, invite Genevieve Gannon onto the family farm to talk about success, style and why family will always come first.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

“Things I Never Thought I Wanted To Say Out Loud”​​​​​​​ - Sally Field

She’s one of Hollywood’s most intuitive actors, but behind the brilliant career was a woman in pieces. Now the 71-year-old wants to lift the lid on the painful childhood that still haunts her, and in an extraordinary interview in her LA home talks to Juliet Rieden about the raw, intimate and explosive memoir she knew she had to write.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2018

Why Mary Is The Jewel In Denmark's Crown

The evolution of Crown Prince Frederik, the playboy royal who longed to be free, to 50-year-old heir apparent and father winning Danish hearts and minds, has a lot to do with the impressive Aussie by his side. Juliet Rieden investigates the secret to Denmark’s power couple.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2018

The Sleeping Prince

The 11-week-old fifth in line to the throne arrived at his baptism fast asleep in his mother’s arms, Juliet Rieden reports.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2018

Jane Fonda 'I'm Done With Marriage And Dating'

Jane Fonda is as outspoken, mischievous and political as ever. She talks to Sophie Heawood about racism, cosmetic surgery, men and the joys of working again with Robert Redford.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2018

All You Need Is Love

Emma Watkins, the Yellow Wiggle, speaks with Ruth Hessey about the secret weapon in her recovery from acute endometriosis – her mother, Kathryn.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2018

A Very Special Bond

The speed of the evolution of actress Meghan Markle into royal Duchess of Sussex is dazzling to watch, and in many ways is thanks to the Queen – her joyful supporter. 

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2018

Rediscovering The Lost Art Of Sleep

Sleep is the first thing we sacrifice when our lives get busy, but it’s as important to our health as the food we eat and the air we breathe. Genevieve Gannon uncovers links between sleeplessness and chronic disease and shares expert tips on catching more zzzzzs.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

“I'm better in my skin at 50”​​​​​​​

Tina Arena has been performing since she was a six year old and has seen it all – Harvey Weinstein, loss, love and superstardom in Europe. And now back in Australia with her partner and son, she’s finally ready to take on the most challenging and thrilling role of her career, she tells Juliet Rieden. 

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Women Of The Outback

Some have thousands of years of history here; others blew in just a decade ago but the red dust has seeped into their veins. Samantha Trenoweth meets six women who have made Central Australia their home.

5 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

“My Country Childhood Made Me​​​​​​​ Who I Am” 

Dame Quentin Bryce was raised in remote, rural Ilfracombe and has a deep love of the bush. On a trip down memory lane she takes Juliet Rieden to the landmark town of Winton, where her parents met, and talks to the proud locals who wouldn’t live anywhere else.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Take Me Back To The Country

In the aftermath of a personal “year from hell”, ABC presenter Heather Ewart re urns to the country to revive and unwind. She takes Wendy Squires on a tour of the back roads of Murchison, her childhood home town.

6 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Tantrums And Tiaras​​​​​​​

The reign in Spain is facing its most thunderous forecast yet, as commoner Queen Letizia elbows her mother-in-law, Queen Sofía, aside in a right royal rumpus pitching the old guard against the new world order. William Langley investigates.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Natalie Joyce Invincible

In this exclusive interview, the former second lady, Natalie Joyce, breaks her silence, opening up to Lizzie Wilson about the worst two years of her life, the moment she confronted her husband’s mistress and how the love and support of the greater rural community ultimately saved her.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Getting Away With Murder

Since Lois Roberts (right) vanished from the side of a road in 1998, her twin sister, Rhoda (left), has never stopped looking for justice. Susan Chenery reports on this brutal murder in the NSW Northern Rivers and asks why Lois’ killer has never been found.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Everything To Live For

More Australian children and young people die from suicide than any other cause. Genevieve Gannon meets a courageous young woman, Molly Koning, who has battled mental health issues all her life and tried to take her own life more than once. For the first time in a long while, she is looking to the future and wants to give others a sense of hope.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

Celebrating “My Man”

Tiaras and medals dazzled, and Crown Princess Mary gave thanks to the love who “swept me off my feet”, as Denmark wished Crown Prince Frederik a happy 50th birthday. Juliet Rieden reports.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2018

“We Paid Price” The Ultimate Candice Warner

She was a champion ironwoman who married Australia’s most divisive cricketer, now branded a cheat. Candice Warner tells Lizzie Wilson about past mistakes and how, just when she thought she’d hit rock bottom, life sent another blow.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2018