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Event Series Event Series: Women Weaving Stories

Women Weaving Stories

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A series of panel discussions in which women who make a contribution to the wellbeing and positive lives of women in Sandgate and surrounding suburbs discuss some aspects of their life journey. A celebration of women’s lives and the diverse choices, challenges and successes that shape us – discussions to foster connections in our community.

2024 dates: 8/3, 12/4, 10/5, 14/6, 12/7, 9/8, 13/9, 11/10


Invitation to Women Weaving Stories

Join us on Friday 12 July at 6pm for 6.30 start – Donation of $5cash covers hot drink and nibbles; gold coins for raffle; RSVP by SMS to 0434357862

Unlocking the Doors to Home with Maggie Shambrook
When presenting the 27-year history, the lifeline of WOMENSPACE, we remember the time (four years from 2009 to 2013) when we were homeless. A group of older women who carried on its work, supporting each other and the wider community, no matter how hard it was. At the end we found and created our home again.
We were a movement without realising it, or giving it a name. We are now 12-15 years older and some of us experienced a time we were very close to be homeless individuals. Older women are the fastest group of homeless in our time.
There’s housing and there’s home, and there’s homefullness, a term coined by New Zealander Zola Rose. Homefullness is about everything a home can give you besides shelter, protecting you from the weather. It brings fullness to your sense of being.
There are underpinnings of safety and security, but they are not the primary function of homefullness. It’s not about the generation of wealth, speculation, assets and finance. It is about fullness of being.
This evening of Women Weaving Stories is for you to consider what home means to you, and what it has come to mean for our nation.
We will hear of Maggie Shambrook’s work with the HOW Movement, The Housing Older Women Movement, share your own stories of home, and feel our kinship with other women.
Maggie is a community worker in mostly bottom-up contexts and across a broad range of issues, population groups, and locations. Like a GP, she is not a specialist, and like a GP, she is learned and skilled across the whole social landscape. For example, she has postgraduate qualifications in social planning and social ecology.
The evening’s facilitator is Anna Heriot, a community worker with a broad scope. She now focuses on group work as a sociodramatist and celebrant. Her book A Celebrant’s Notebook is available at Womenspace in a cost share.


July 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sandgate, QLD 4017 Australia
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