Author(s): Jodie Moffat
Anne Aly, Liz Byrski, Sarah Drummond, Mehreen Faruqi, Goldie Goldbloom, Krissy Kneen, Jeanine Leane, Brigid Lowry and Pat Torres are among fifteen voices recounting what it is like to be a woman on the other side of 40. These are stories of identity and survival, and a celebration of getting older and wiser, and becoming more certain of who you are and where you want to be.
Jodie Moffat commenced her law degree the year she turned 40 and graduated as a Juris Doctor at the age of 44. Her paper, 'Arranging Deckchairs on the Titanic' won the Morella Calder Memorial Prize in 2010, and was published in the Australian & New Zealand Maritime Law Journal that year. She ran as the Greens Party lower house candidate in her hometown of Mandurah in the 2017 state election. Maria Scoda is an experienced clinical and consultant psychologist who works in private practice in the Sydney CBD. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Australian National University in 2002. She is regularly contacted by the media for professional commentary and opinion on psychological issues, such as relationships, anxiety and depression. Susan Laura Sullivan writes fiction, essays and poetry. Her work has been published in Westerly- New Creative, Plumwood Journal, and The Font- A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, among others. She was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2012, and currently lives in Japan, where she teaches English.