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She Was My Angel

Shelly Braieoux grew up a Jehovah’s Witness, where elders were to be trusted, obeyed, even feared. Yet somehow she summoned the courage to call the police and report her father’s abuse. Genevieve Gannon meets Shelly and the now lifelong friend who returned that call.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

Separated At Birth

Carol Maney was drugged and her child was taken from her at birth, and that was just one incident in generations of family trauma. Now she speaks with Susan Chenery about family secrets and lies, and her quest to find her lost brothers.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

My Journey To The Light

Elly Symons lost her 27-year-old son, Samuel, to brain cancer last year. She talks exclusively with Michael Sheather about Samuel’s resilience in the face of death and her path through grief to healing.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

In Living colour

When Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson met, the connection was instant. They’ve stood by each other through weddings, funerals, fires and near-fatal disasters. And on the way, writes Samantha Trenoweth, they’ve changed Australian fashion, and each other.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

Escape From The Hermit Kingdom

Four women who risked everything to escape the brutality and secrecy of Kim Jong-Un’s North Korea speak exclusively with Paola Totaro in London.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

Against All Odds

At 36, a health crisis saw Jolene Anderson given the news that she may never have children of her own. But, three years on, the popular Australian actress exclusively tells Tiffany Dunk she’s proved the experts wrong.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

A Place To Call Home

Growing up she changed schools 16 times in fewer years as her father pursued a career in the Australian Army. Now, Erin Molan tells Tiffany Dunk she’s finally found the stability she’s always longed for.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
October 2019

DAME QUENTIN BRYCE - Fighting for Lockhart's children

For 15 years Dame Quentin Bryce has been visiting Lockhart River. It’s here she has forged her most treasured friendships and on a poignant trip with The Weekly, she introduces Juliet Rieden to the women Elders now fighting for a future for their children.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2019

Where Hope Lives

Moana Hope has never been afraid of fighting for what’s right – particularly when it comes to her family. The AFL women’s league star tells Genevieve Gannon about her most recent battle for the happiness of her beloved sister, Vinny.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2019

Boots And Bridles

Every horse-mad girl dreams of finding adventure on an outback station. Michael Sheather meets up with the women who are turning that dream into reality at jillaroo school.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2019

Being Boris

Lovable larrikin or master manipulator? The world’s eyes are firmly on Britain’s new larger-than-life Prime Minister, but should we be amused or afraid?

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2019

A father's journey

He’s been hit by the brutal waves of cancer, depression and loss. But Barry Du Bois tells Tiffany Dunk that investing in a positive attitude has helped his family triumph.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
September 2019

The Power Of Love

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown have a new film, a new grandchild and after more than three decades of marriage, they can still take each other’s breath away. Samantha Trenoweth gets personal with the golden couple of Australian film.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

The Woman Behind The Myf

Pop-culture queen, Myf Warhurst, opens up to Susan Horsburgh about embracing her inner dag and finding her happy place at 46.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

The Opportunity Cafe

Six years ago, Jane Marx had an idea to help Australia’s most vulnerable new arrivals find jobs and security. Since then, her dream project has changed countless lives. Bronwyn Phillips catches up with one of our first Women of the Future.

4 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

The Imitation Game

When a well-connected Vanity Fair photo editor met a European heiress they became fast friends, but it all fell apart when the heiress turned out to be a con. Genevieve Gannon reports.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

Fighting The Cruellest Cut

As a child in Africa, Khadija Gbla experienced the horror of female genital mutilation. Now in Australia, she has m ade it her life’s work to bring this violent practice to an end. She speaks courageously and openly with Sue Smethurst.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

Miss You More

When Loren O’Keeffe’s brother went missing, she dedicated years of her life to finding him. Sue Smethurst meets the tireless advocate for those whose loved ones have vanished.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

Love, Luck & Impossible Sadness

At 84, chat show king Sir Michael Parkinson is flying back to his second home, Australia, for a stage show in which his son, Mike, turns the tables to interview him. Here both Michaels open up to Juliet Rieden about the towering highs and dark lows of a very lucky life.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

It's What's Inside That Counts

Osteoporosis is inevitable bone thinning and there’s little we can do about it, right? Wrong. Doctors want us to know that knowledge is power, you can make a difference and there are treatments that work.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

Centre Stage With Crown Princess Mary

She’s a significant jewel in Denmark’s royal crown and increasingly an impressive leader on the world stage. Juliet Rieden heads to Copenhagen for an exclusive interview with Crown Princess Mary, as she joins the crusade to transform the global fashion industry.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

Archie's Day Of Joy

Prince Harry and Meghan looked totally smitten with baby son Archie following his private and intimate christening, writes Juliet Rieden.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
August 2019

10 Health questions To Ask Your Mum

Some mothers and daughters talk about everything; others less so. But Professor Kerryn Phelps says health should be on every woman’s agenda.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
May 2019

Justice For Samantha

Serial paedophile Michael Guider has come to the end of a 17-year jail sentence for the manslaughter of nine-year-old Bondi girl Samantha Knight. But Samantha’s longsuffering mother, Tess Knight, and a band of dedicated supporters are fighting to keep him locked away. Michael Sheather reports.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2019

'I Know What It's Like To Need Help'

What should have been one of the happiest times of her life was filled with dark days and nights which challenged her sanity. Still, Carrie Bickmore tells Tiffany Dunk, not only has she come out the other side but she’s happier than ever.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
July 2019

Who's That Girl?

Celebrity hasn’t always been a comfortable fit for country girl Sam Armytage. But, in an honest and exclusive conversation with Ingrid Pyne, the Sunrise host suggests that life, love and self-respect all feel so much easier in her forties.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2019

“Let's Embrace As Sisters”

For June Oscar, reconciliation is not just a matter of politics, it’s about family. She tells Samantha Trenoweth about her very surprising family reunion and the personal tragedy that propelled her journey from the Kimberley to the corridors of power.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2019

The Woman Who Took on Tony

Few election battles were watched as closely as the one between former PM Tony Abbott and Olympic skier Zali Steggall. Beverley Hadgraft had a close-up view of a woman on a mission.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2019

Under The Influence

Australian women are drinking themselves into an early grave, cheered on by their mates, an alcohol-riddled culture, and a lack of information and support. Genevieve Gannon investigates the liquid epidemic.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2019

Royal Bundle Of Joy

Master Archie made history as the latest addition to the House of Windsor, but the sight of his dad, Prince Harry, overflowing with happiness was an even greater royal milestone, writes Juliet Rieden.

5 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
June 2019