September 2017

Being Mummy book launch
at Dymocks Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, South Australia, April 2007

Author Anne-marie Taplin signing copies of her book 'Being Mummy'

Amanda Blair (left) with author Anne-marie Taplin

'Being Mummy' book display

Anne-marie Taplin speaking at the book launch of 'Being Mummy'

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”*

I’ve always been aware of gender conditioning and actively tried to combat any lingering prejudices or stereotypes in my own parenting, even down to encouraging dolls with my boys when they were little. It’s great to read people writing about gender issues they’re experiencing with their kids. For too long these subjects have been discouraged or silenced. I’d love to publish some more creative writing on this topic, especially if you are struggling with a child who actively tries to move away from gender normative preferences. A society where everyone can be themselves thanks Gloria for those aspirational words.

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* Gloria Steinem