Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bombala Embrace Screening


I'm so excited to be bringing Embrace to Bombala.
This empowering film has resonated with so many people on so many levels.
To the Bombala and surrounding communities please gather your friends (Men are welcome too) and join us for a movie night at the RSL and be part of The Body Image Movement.
There will be a goody bag for each person which will include vouchers from certain business in town and down the coast :)
Hope to see many familiar faces there!
Love Zo :)

About the film ~
“EMBRACE is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. The project has been supported by nearly 9000 Kickstarter pledgers who responded to a fundraising trailer I released in 2014, which has now had over 25 million internet views.

The inspiration for EMBRACE came about after I posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles. But I soon realized how restrictive 4-minute TV interviews, 800 word articles and 140 characters on Twitter can be. This issue needed a louder voice on a bigger platform, so the idea of creating the documentary EMBRACE was born.” – Embrace Director Taryn Brumfitt

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

World Photo Contest 2016 - Through the Lens of Rural Women

World Farming Organisation (WFO) Women's Committee Photo Contest 2016 - Through the Lens of Rural Women.

The competition is being delivered to raise awareness on the critical role of rural women in achieving a sustainable agricultural sector. WFO aims to promote the  formation and strengthening of women producer organizations and ensure that women have a voice within mixed organizations. Take a photo of a rural woman while she is performing different daily activities in her multi-functional role in the agricultural farming system.

The contest is open to everyone and closes on 26th October at 8.00 hours (Central European Time - CET).   Max Five submissions are allowed per participant. Subsequent emails, incomplete applications and late submissions will not be considered.  Applications must be submitted via email to the following email addresses:; 

Applications must include:

(1) The online link to max five original photo taken by yourself, on which you own all rights.
  • Images can be created with any device, including smartphones.
  • Format should be TIFF, JPG or PNG with a minimum accepted dimension of 2 Megapixels (preferably 300 dpi, min. resolution: 1600 x 1200 pixels).
  • Both color and monochrome images are eligible.
  • Minor retouching of images through photo editing software is accepted as long as you do not alter the contents of the photo in any way.
  • Your image should not promote or include the logo of a specific brand, nor contain offensive or pornographic content.
(2) A short caption describing the story behind the photo (in English, max. 500 characters, including spaces).
 How did you come across this scene? Who is this woman? What does she do? What is her link with that particular environment or food? This space may also be used to provide a traditional recipe related to the picture.

(3) Completed application must include your personal data, authorization for data processing and acceptance of the contest’s overall terms and conditions. Entries from photographers under 18 years of age will need permission from their parent or guardian.

Farm Succession Planning: Beyond the Grave


Are you a woman living in regional Australia working in the Agriculture industry?  If yes, you may find these FREE online workshops of great interest and help:
Please forward on this onto any friends or family who you think would love to join for these info rich workshops led by experienced professionals from the Ag sector.
If Agriculture isn't you, we also have other great FREE online workshops:
We've had some terrific groups join earlier in the month for  online workshops, particularly 'Love and Money: Finding Domestic Bli$$'.  If you missed it and would like to listen, go here.
If you'd like to have a look at our range of handy financial tools for everyday life to help you on your way to true financial empowerment, go here.
Please check out all our events coming soon.

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SOFT Comes to Scone, 30th November & 1st December

WANTED - TUFF Blokes from the land! WINGHAM

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

*FREE Online Workshop!* Farm Succession Planning

*FREE Online Workshop* Farm Succession Planning – October 20

Enrol here!

Managing the succession process to divide amongst family members - each with different expectations and abilities - is not always a straightforward task. Ensuring the farm remains equitable and economically worthwhile for all involved requires planning, communication and possibly negotiation and diplomacy. So, how to best approach succession planning in your family?

What you will get from the workshop:
  • Learn how to start the conversation with family – and how to keep it open and constructive
  • Explore and align goals and work together
  • Financial and legal transparency
  • Learn the importance of having an up to date will, and powers of attorney
  • How to establish and maintain good governance
  • An understanding of the legalities - setting up a family trust
  • Understand what to do if things sour – who can help you?
We are delighted to have two fantastic panellists to help us navigate this issue - National Manager Succession Planning, Kim Lee and solicitor, Katherine Vincent.

Get your place here!  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Faraway Competition for Young Writers

Who is faraway?
 When do you feel faraway?
 Where is faraway?
What is faraway?

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Who can enter: All writers across Australia aged 7—18 years
Cost: $7 for each entry (limit 3 entries per person)
Age categories: 7-9 years old, 10-13 years old, or 14-18 years old
Opening date: 19 April 2016
Closing date: 26 August 2016
Short stories up to 500 words
Poems up to 20 lines
Illustrations A5 and black & white only
All entries must be inspired by the theme of ‘Faraway’. Entries will be judged by renowned Melbourne based writer Angela Costi, and widely-exhibited local artist Margaret Krajnc.
Prizes include vouchers up to $250 towards Creative Write-it courses (which includes online writing mentorships for 'faraway' writers!) plus publication in the Faraway anthology. 

Go to for guidelines and to submit your entry.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's Diversity Award


The aim of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's (ACLW) new Diversity Award which aims to recognise and award individual and organisational efforts to advance women, particularly marginalised women in Australia. 

This Award is the culmination of efforts to address a gap in mainstream recognition programs for Diversity Champions who strive to assist women from diverse backgrounds and the women who thrive as a result of the initiative.

It is said that the best nominees are often the people who wouldn’t dream of putting themselves forward, which is why they are asking you to nominate individuals for this application.

The team of volunteers (Judges and Sponsors) are hoping that this Award receives numerous applications so that we have the opportunity to discover who are the people and organisations striving to enable and create pathways for women from all social groups and the power of their initiatives. They also want to reward and recognise the women who have integrated the benefits of the initiative into their own journeys of empowerment. There are some wonderful prizes for winners (Diversity Champions and women benefiting). Moreover all short-listed candidates will be featured at ACLW. 

Applications for the Diversity Award will close on 1 May 2016

If you have any questions about applying for this Award other than the ones featured in the Frequently Asked Questions on the Facebook page ( or at please don't hesitate to email me

2015-16 Family Energy Rebate

NSW Family Energy Rebate

NSW families with dependent children who may be eligible to apply for the 2015-16 Family Energy Rebate of up to $150. 

The Family Energy Rebate is one of a number of NSW Government energy assistance programs to help eligible households reduce the impact of energy costs. 

How account holders can apply

It takes just two minutes to apply online and once submitted the rebate application begins processing. Applying online can also be done from mobile, internet-enabled devices including smart phones and tablets. 

The application submission deadline is 11pm, Thursday 16 June 2016.
More information is available from the Family Energy Rebate website, including eligibility criteria, application forms and frequently asked questions. 

Other energy rebates
DHS Health Care Card holders (issued by the Department of Human Services) may also be eligible for the Low Income Household Rebate and NSW Gas Rebate. Visit the Rebates web page for more information. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Boots For Change

Boots for Change

The Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) is auspicing a national awareness campaign that will use and feature BOOTS – any kind – gumboots, work boots, riding boots, tap boots, cowboy boots, fashion boots – as the metaphor and iconic image to connect farmers, their families, farmers’ markets and rural and urban communities.