Today's grandmothers are a unique breed. They're the first generation of grandmothers to exchange tennis and bowling outfits for gym gear. But above all they are the first grandmothers to come to grandparenting after feminism.
Today, at 60 years and over, many women are still working, studying and remaining independent and will be likely to continue to do so well into their 70s and 80s.This does not generally reflect their own mothers experiences.
This book concentrates on the experiences of women who have been empowered through the many gains of the women's movement and the cultural changes and opportunities this has brought about.
Grandmother and nurse educator, Judy Lumby interviews a range of today's grandmothers who share their stories: Quentin Bryce, the Governor of Queensland; Wendy McCarthy, high profile community activist; Margaret Fink, high profile filmaker; Helen Garner, bestselling author; Rosemary Sinclair, a former Miss Australia (1960); Jo Tiddy, a former Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; Sue Bosch, scientist and lawyer; Ruby-Lai Blakney involved in Aboriginal health, Molly Moyes, business woman and the first generation of her Chinese family to be born in Australia and Virginia Dowd who has built up a successful financial consulting firm.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2005
- 210 x 136mm