Virginia Woolf once said that women need money and a room of one’s own if they are to contribute to the cultural life of our society in the same way that men do.
Our role as nurturers, home makers and carers is not only undervalued, but totally overshadows any other contributions we make to our society. Personally, I champion the cause of women in the arts, by supporting female writers, painters and craft masters.
During my adventures in depression, awakening from years of abuse and solo parenting, I have seen how the online world has given women, particularly mothers, a voice – a massive and very loud voice – in the community.
Women are empowering themselves by freely expressing their opinions, their creativity and talking about motherhood as it is, not as we like it to be. Or pretending it to be.
We may not all have a room of our own, but if we have access to a computer, a corner of a family room, some alone time at night, we can all have a little online space of our own.
I want to use this space to challenge myself, to expand myself, to create writing with heart and mind.
I want to allow myself a space to dream, to show you the wonder of my dreams and a glimpse into my heart.
To find out more about my blogging story start here. You’ll find key posts in my personal history, documenting my marriage break up, my realisation of being abused and how I’ve dealt with it.