A Lifelong Advocate for Equality

By Ann-marie B. When Margaret Shearer joined the Central West Women’s Health Centre (CWWHC) Board in 2019 she wasn’t new to working collaboratively to support women. In fact, she wasn’t even new to CWWHC. Born in Sydney and growing up in Epping, Shearer spent her...

A Lifelong Song of Support for Rural Women

By Ann-marie B. Dr. Elizabeth Barrett has had a long and varied career. She began as an intern at a hospital in Western Sydney in 1980 and has since worked in a variety of roles within medicine. And while she has not been based in Bathurst for her whole career, when...

A Winding Path to Discover a Passion

By Ann-marie B. Pictured above: CWWHC volunteer, Maryam (right) with walking group member, Betty (left).   Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works when it came to Maryam’s plans for 2020. She had been looking forward to completing her Cert IV in Community Services...

Coming Full Circle

By Ann-marie B. Pictured Above: Arlia Fleming Pushing closed the door to her office, Arlia Fleming sits down in front of the Zoom screen. The afternoon sunlight filters softly through the windows at her back, picking up the bright pink highlights currently decorating...