Author(s): Jane Caro (editor)
In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go to move forward with their lives. Courageously, the contributors delve deep into how these experiences made them feel, what the personal cost was and why they may have chosen to remain quiet until now. In a time when bragging about sexual assault doesn't preclude being elected President of the United States, women must stand together and speak out against violence against women. Unbreakable shows that every woman, no matter her success, has a story, and that together we are stronger. In Jane Caro's words- I want to pass on courage and hope to women who have also gone through such things by all of us speaking up about our own experiences. These things do not need to either define us or destroy us. We can find the strength to move forward, and this book shows how successful women have done just that. Contributors include Kathy Lette, Jessica Rowe, Lee-Ann Buckskin, Rebecca Lim, Tracey Spicer, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Susan Wyndham, Andrea Fox, Catherine Fox, Van Badham, Jannika Jacky, Zora Simic, Dee Madigan, Nina Funnell and Melanie Sheppard, with a foreword by Tanya Plibersek.
Jane Caro is a freelance copywriter, lecturer, author and media commentator. She has been a copywriter in advertising for 30 years, working for such agencies as Forbes Macfie Hansen, The Campaign Palace, JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has won a number of awards for her creative work at shows around the world. She now runs her own communications consultancy, Jara Consulting, and does freelance work for a wide variety of agencies and clients. Somehow, she manages to squeeze in a job as a part-time lecturer in Advertising Creative at the University of Western Sydney. She is on the boards of The Public Education Foundation and Bell Shakespeare and is the author of two non-fiction books and two novels, and the editor of Destroying the Joint.