We are retelling the stories of women who contributed to transforming Australian women’s lives since the 1970s. We aim to give these stories wider currency through a series of publications online and in print. We seek your support though donations to produce these publications and give the stories wide circulation.
The first publication celebrates the career of feminist and socialist Ann Symonds, whose fifty years of political activism included service as a Labor member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1982 to 1998. We focus on some of the many issues she adopted: Women’s housing and homelessness; Youth and Children’s Services; Women in custody and post-release; Children of prisoners; Drug Law Reform; Violence (covering domestic violence, peace activism, and gun law reform); Creativity and the arts. Her story of successes and setbacks offers valuable insights into the hard work of effecting social change.