The Closing Circle | A Dedication to the Brave Women Who Dare to Write

Have you ever had a magical experience where the ripple effects can be felt for days afterwards? 

For me, that magical experience was last Friday when nine women gathered at our farm, Kookaburra Rise for the closing of the Brave Women Writers’ Circle. After 12 weeks of writing together on screen, we finally got to connect in person, in Mother Nature.

Every time I think of that day, I feel a jolt of joy and an inner knowing that this circle was the first of many more to come.

In a way, Ric (my partner) and I, had been preparing for this moment since arriving at the farm six months ago. It was our first public gathering on this land and the first opportunity to test our vision.

The theme of the day was Celebration, Connection & Commitment. I won’t give too much away on what happened lest I spoil the experience for the women in the next circle.

Let’s just say the day was filled with nature connection, storytelling, journaling, scrumptious food, rich conversations, laughter and play. The photo’s below say it all.


Carly Moulang | Kirsty Harding | Sally Treeby | Katherine Jones

Amanda Burton |Natalie Yan-Chatonsky |Andrea Appleby | Jacquie Swan

To the brave women who showed up each week and who dared to write what was in your heart, I say thank you. For your contributions. For your open-heartedness. For your intrepid writing. For your deep listening. For your vulnerable sharing.

What’s most thrilling to me, is that you’ve already self-organised to continue your writing journey together. My dream for these circles to ripple on way after our time together has come true. ❤️

Thank you also to Jacquie, my co-pilot on the day. It’s was so much fun facilitating with a wise wing-woman like you on board.

I wrote Brave Women Write and created the Brave Women Writers’ Circle as an invitation to join a movement of women writing women’s stories so together we can rebalance history with herstory.

If you’re a woman who yearns to write your story, the next circle just might be for you. Or if you’re keen to learn more about the Corporate Women Writers’ Circle, reach out. 

Because your story matters.

If not you, who? If not now, when?

With love

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Commencing Friday 2 February 2024

Are you a woman who yearns to share your story with the world? Do you often find yourself suppressing your inner voice and waiting for that perfect day to start writing? Or perhaps you’ve begun writing and are feeling stuck? If so, the Brave Women Writers’ Circle is the right place for you.

As an experienced author, writer and educator, the Brave Women Writers’ Circle will be led and facilitated by Carolyn Tate. With only 12 places available, the 12-week program is designed to guide you in bringing your writing project to life while connecting you to a courageous community of other women writers.