“I’m just a woman with a pickaxe in my hands, standing in front of a mountain of white patriarchy, chipping away at it, one post at a time.”

Shoshanna Rose is a freelance journalist, published author, public speaker and podcaster who provides a voice for women of colour and survivors/victims of domestic and family violence. She is doing a Master of Communication (Journalism) at Deakin University and loves lipstick and dresses.

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Country on which I live and work, the Turrbal and Yuggera people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

‘MamaBetes’ podcast interview

If you’re a woman with a disability, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced domestic violence. As a mum who lives with a disability (Type One Diabetes) and has survived domestic abuse, I had the privilege to be interviewed about my personal experiences in the podcast MamaBetes (Shoshanna’s Story). This awesome podcast, now up to its…

Gratitude and its evil twin

Everywhere I look on social media I see how grateful (#blessed) everyone is and I have to say it’s getting to me a little bit. I’ve delved into it and I can’t deny it – the research clearly shows that people who are grateful are more appreciative of the positive in themselves, the world and…

Top ten strategies for rebuilding your life after domestic violence

“He became more attentive every day, always phoning her to see how she was, asking who she was with and where she was going. In the end, you never saw them apart. Why he’d even have his hand around the back of her neck all the time, like he was “steering” her. So attentive and…


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