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August 21, 2015

New thinking around homelessness

We love this creative and compassionate idea from the UK. It’s one designer’s response to homelessness in London. James Furzer conceived the pods not as a solution but as a new way of thinking about protecting the safety and comfort of people sleeping out. He was alarmed by the influx of public spaces in the […]

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August 19, 2015

The Bleeding Tree – Theatre Review

The Bleeding Tree is a play by Angus Cerini. I saw it last night at the Griffin Theatre after rushing to get there after work. It’s a tale of poetic justice that shows women taking the law into their own hands and a town that finally steps up to the plate. I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

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August 19, 2015

Exciting news!

Bonnie’s has received some very exciting news this week. It is with great pleasure that I announce that Jane Caro has joined the Bonnie’s team as our Ambassador, and we are delighted to have her on board. Jane is a well-known social commentator, a writer and lecturer and many of you will know Jane through […]

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August 7, 2015

When enough is enough

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre in Victoria has a fantastic Stories section on its website. Read this story from Jane who finally decided that she would not give her abusive partner one more chance to change his violent behaviours. Her story is a good reminder of how difficult that decision can be to make and […]

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August 7, 2015

Teenagers: ways to help your friend

Children and young people who live with abuse are often all out on their own because they are ashamed or afraid of their secret. Sometimes they wont even speak about it to their very best friends. It’s not easy to know how to support a friend who you suspect is living in a dangerous situation. […]

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July 29, 2015

Aboriginal Women and Domestic and Family Violence

Can we ever have enough good information? Creative Spirits is a website which provides information about Aboriginal culture and experience. Read here about Aboriginal women’s experience of domestic violence, statistics and other important information.

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July 24, 2015

“Why didn’t you just leave?”

“Why didn’t you just leave?” is a great piece of journalism from the Huffington Post. Six very different women with very different stories explain why there is no simple answer to that question. Read their stories here.

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July 20, 2015

You are not powerless

See the Triumph is an American website that shares resources, research and personal stories about how women can move from abusive relationships and build happy, successful lives. Guest bloggers share their own experiences and insights. They describe strategies that have worked to help them (and others) overcome their abuse and the stigma related to it. […]

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July 16, 2015

Past and future come together

On 30 June the new Bonnie’s was launched. The day started out with our team excited but anxious about how the day would go. (Just like any party, I guess.) We shouldn’t have worried though. It was perfect – the rain stayed away but our guests didn’t. A big crowd came to celebrate our 40 […]

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June 26, 2015

Bonnie’s celebrates turning 40

On Tuesday 30 June we will be celebrating 40 years of Bonnie’s, and launching our new, expanded service. The launch will be a way for us to acknowledge the amazing work that has been done by the women before us who saw the need, back in the early 70s, for a safe place for women […]

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June 26, 2015

People first… then gender

The wonderful cartoonist, writer and children’s book creator Judy Horacek constantly helps women find the funny side of things: a side that might not always seem funny at all. This cartoon appeared in Sheila’s. For more of Judy’s work including her books visit her website.

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June 26, 2015

Sharing our experiences

What does hunger and homelessness look like in America? Well, a lot like it looks like in Australia actually! This is a terrific video showing how women living with financial disadvantage get the opportunity to share what it’s like to be them through a creative project. See how it improves understanding in their communities. This […]

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