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May 13, 2019

What it means to be a mother

The Mothering Job © Marian N. Kehrley I watched my Mom fill out an application. I looked at the line that asks about past professions. I thought to myself, that space is too small To write down what she’s been, to cover it all. She was…

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May 3, 2019

What a day – the RAP launch

Almost two years ago, Bonnie’s committed to actively join the journey to reconciliation with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. The whole team at Bonnie’s, including our staff and our Board, have been working towards this together since then. The commitment comes…

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April 18, 2019

From receiving to giving

We have many volunteers helping at Bonnie’s behind the scenes. Some of them clean and help fix things, others hand out food and spend time with the women and children. The other day I met a woman who was volunteering with us who not so…

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April 8, 2019

6 Podcasts Where You Feel All the Feels

Podcasts are the perfect escape for those days you just want some alone time, or are maybe strapped for cash but want to listen to some awesome women talking about stuff that matters. Podcasts can be your friend, your educator or just someone to make…

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March 28, 2019

Why our RAP matters

On April the 11th we at Bonnie’s will be launching our very first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP has been a long time in the making, and we are immensely proud to have had the guidance of community leaders, Norma Burrows from Liverpool Council,…

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March 14, 2019

An enriching life

I was helping a young mum of two beautiful little girls; one of these girls was only 2 weeks old. This woman was escaping domestic violence, fearful for her life and the life of her daughters. She couldn’t believe that she was at this point…

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March 7, 2019

The Shark Cage

I welcomed another woman to Bonnie’s last week who, like so many before her, asked me questions that I found hard to answer. They went like this: how did I end up here? What did I do to deserve this? Why does this keep happening…

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February 25, 2019


I’ve been so moved lately. Hearing about women coming together, listening and giving space to one another, to talk about challenging experiences, has made me hopeful for our future. Sharing our stories and connecting with each other is the first step to healing and that’s…

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February 21, 2019

The Porn Factor

I watched a great documentary the other night called ‘The Porn Factor’ and it got me thinking. I have often heard a lot about how pornography affects young people’s sexual development. The Porn Factor says that 90% of boys view pornography by the age of…

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February 13, 2019

A love story

Rose and Yvette Gatwick  When I heard Tim Winton comment on one of his best reads of the year, a novel about domestic violence, he expressed how kindness can be transformative. It made think about kindness and what it means to be kind. While thinking about…

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February 7, 2019

A gift from the Heart

I received a phone call one day from a young woman offering to donate a room full of baby items. The woman explained that the items were all brand new and that she needed to drop them off today. The woman arrived at Bonnie’s soon…

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January 30, 2019

Survival Day

‘Australia Day’ has been and gone, however we should remember that the day is not a celebration for all people. For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia day comes with mixed feelings of sadness, grief, loss and also feelings of pride and resilience,…

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January 23, 2019

Using Creativity to Challenge Bullying

At Bonnie’s, we recently learnt that a 6-year-old connected to our service won a writing prize for a story she wrote in the Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award! We loved the story so much that we felt it was worth sharing on our blog. We…

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December 17, 2018

End of the Year at Bonnie’s

As the end of the year arrives, Bonnie’s team have been working harder than elves in a Santa’s factory, to ensure it is a festive season for all of the women and children who access our service. There is a lightness and a buzz in…

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December 7, 2018

Little mindful minds

We are all so caught up in rushing in our day-to-day lives. Getting kids ready for school, deadlines at work, picking up kids from school, making sure baths and homework are complete before bed (phew… am tired from just writing that!) that we forget to…

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