Ivy Hassard embraced life whether it was on the ground or in the skies. A pioneering aviatrix, Ivy also opened the first frock shop and beauty salon on the Gold Coast. Ivy's daughter Laurene welcomes Holly into the elegant world of her high flying, fearless mother and the glitz and glam of the Gold Coast in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Being the first woman to be registered as a doctor in Queensland is just one of Dr Lilian Cooper’s many achievements. Holly talks to Lilian expert and playwright Katy Forde about the life of Lilian and her equally impressive partner Josephine Bedford, and how these two women changed Brisbane forever.
Academic, prolific blogger, activist and Australia’s first transgender priest. Is Rev Dr Jo Inkpin as controversial as she might sound? Holly spends an afternoon talking with Jo and Penny, her wife of 35 years, at the intersection of gender, faith, religion and identity.
Debbie Kilroy is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a wife, mother, grandmother, CEO, criminal lawyer and one of Australia’s leading advocates for protecting the human rights of women and children through decarceration. In our final episode Holly visits Debbie at Sisters Inside Inc.
Delve into the lives of five Queensland women who’ve challenged the status quo and inspired change. There’s no dry historical facts or yawn-worthy monologues; we’re getting wild. Join our host Holly Zwalf as she enters the world of some of the greatest Queensland women you’ve never heard of.