Contribute a story to Grown Gals

Midlife is a curious time for women, a period of change in more ways than one. The idea behind this site is to create a space where women of a certain age, like me, can share experience, thoughts, stories and tips in order to inspire and support one another. I’ll kick it all off and post as regularly as I can but I hope that this site will build into something bigger than my own meanderings. You don’t need to be a journalist or a writer, just a woman with something to say. I’ll start by asking friends and associates to contribute a story and hope it grows from there.

I’m not going to write about what-not-to-wear or how to tone-up-your-bum, because all that stuff’s covered elsewhere and I can’t do it any better.

I’m interested in personal journeys ­– what makes us tick, our creativity, our wisdom and our energy. How we face the obstacles that midlife throws at us with grace and humour.

If you want to contribute a story please email me with an outline with your idea in the first instance.

Contribute images

Lino cut by Avril Broadley ©GrownGalsWhen I’m not writing this I’m a graphic designer and art director – so its important to me that this site looks beautiful. I am interested in women’s creativity – whether that is in craft, cooking or any other artistic venture. You can contribute a story in images – lovely artwork, photos or crafts – just email me me some pics or links and I will see if I can use them (credited of course).

The image of the four beauties shown on the right here is a lino-cut that I made at art college in the 80s to illustrate a poem called ‘Song of Four Women’ by the wonderful Fran Landesman. I think it shows how much I have always valued the friendship of women.

With love, Avril

 

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