The Modern Woman’s Anthology

Bringing together twenty-two remarkable women, The Modern Woman’s Anthology The Modern Woman’s Anthology 2010 reveals a range of insights through personal stories based around what it means to be a woman in today’s world. This unique publication chronicles the trials and joys of being a modern woman, from singing opera in Russia to early morning family chaos, from cycling across Africa to growing up with Germaine Greer’s philosophies, from old wives’ tales to the healing effects of honey.

Contributing writers include Olympian Catherine Freeman, doctor and media commentator Dr Cindy Pan, award-winning children’s author Libby Hathorn, and Chairman and Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Dr Gene Sherman, to name a few. Each story reveals something about their commonality: womanhood.

All proceeds from The Modern Woman’s Anthology are being donated to the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mental health.

The 2010 anthology was launched by Thérèse Rein on 22 June 2010 at Customs House, Sydney. The packed-out event was hosted by Wendy Harmer and speakers included the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore MP, Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute Prof Gordon Parker, and contributing writer Prof Deborah Brennan.

The Modern Woman’s Anthology (ISBN 978 0 9807 867 0 5)
was edited by Leah Greengarten and Talia Linz and published by Palmer Higgs Publishing.