Author(s): Jane Caro
Every woman has a story of survival. In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, and depression. While delving deep into these experiences and their personal cost, the contributors also demonstrate the strength and courage they had to move forward with their lives. In a time when bragging about sexual harassment doesn't preclude being elected president of the United States, we 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, Mariam Veiszadeh, Tracey Spicer, Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Rebecca Lim, Van Badham, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Susan Wyndham, Andie Fox, Dee Madigan, Catherine Fox, Zora Simic, Nina Funnell, Sandra Levy, Polly Dunning and Jacinda Woodhead, 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.