Four First Nations sisters from Cungelella Art sitting on a rock face

Sister Act:
Cungelella Art

Creating a legacy through art Meet the Kalkadoon women, mothers, sisters, partners, artists and entrepreneurs behind Cungelella Art In the heart of Kalkadoon Country (in the mining town of Mt Isa, western Qld) four sisters can be found in a backyard shed-turned-studio sipping tea, chatting, laughing and creating artworks that reflect the unique landscape of […]

Trent Dalton sits on a bench with a vintage typewriter next to him and a sign that says 'Sentimental writer collecting love stories'

Trent Dalton:
All you need
is LOVE (Stories)

Respected Aussie author, journo and all-round top bloke Trent Dalton has done it again, giving readers ALL the feels in his latest book Love Stories, which was based on one simple question ‘Can you please tell me a love story?’ The touching tribute of deeply personal tales runs the gamut of emotions, highlighting that in […]

Akina and her co-stars on stage performing in Hamilton the Musical

Hamilton down under:
Akina Edmonds

Meet the eldest Schuyler sister with the voice of an angel After studying performing arts in New Zealand, Akina Edmonds has been delighting audiences and working in major musical productions for 10+ years Akina scored the role of a lifetime playing Angelica Schuyler in the Aussie version of Hamilton the Musical. Everly sat down with […]

Rachel Mellers-Smith, founder of Apero, is sitting down wearing a white long dress

Cheers to the
French life!

Aussie fashion label Apéro embodies the French aperitif culture, mood and way of life, while embracing timeless classics that inspire joy From a young age, Rachel Mellers-Smith harboured a love of fashion and dreamt of running her own label, but not just any label. It had to empower women, feel fun and timeless, and also […]

Rachael stands in a garden with flowers in one hand

Lady startup Q&A:
Marvell Lane

Meet Rachael Calvert from Marvell Lane What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? MARVELL LANE is the fuller bust swimwear, lingerie and clothing label where style and functionality intersect. It’s for the style-conscious, busty woman. What was the inspiration behind it? There was a complete lack of swimwear available for younger, fuller-busted women and […]

Ange and Jo from New Day Skin sitting on a couch smiling

Lady startup Q&A:
New Day Skin

Meet Angela Tallon & Jo Harding from New Day Skin What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? New Day Skin exists to give tweens and teens quality sun protection products that are made just for them. We want young people to wake up to a NEW DAY and voluntarily apply sunscreen as part of […]

Melanie from Goldn Wares sitting down among cushions

Lady startup Q&A:
Goldn Wares

Meet Melanie Mudge from Goldn Wares What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? Goldn Wares is a luxe but no fuss accessories brand designed to make everyone feel goldn. We specialise in most products being made from a plant-based material that is also biodegradable. We take a number of steps to minimise and repurpose […]

Judy from Bonnie and Kind standing out the front of her house with her two children either side

Lady startup Q&A:
Bonnie and Kind

Meet Judy Fraser from Bonnie and Kind What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? We craft the most luxurious, stylish, functional baby kits that allow modern mothers to organise and stow all the essentials they need for baby to toddler (and themselves!) in a compact leather kit, without compromising on their sense of style. […]

Ash owner of Little Black Duck leans against a shelf wearing a black polo

Lady startup Q&A:
Little Black Duck

Meet Ashleigh Pengelly from Little Black Duck What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? Little Black Duck is a 100% Aboriginal owned small business creating unique giftware options, including signature hand-painted Aboriginal teapots and serving boards that are sure to become a steadfast addition at your family gatherings. What was the inspiration behind it? […]

Hey Polly owner Peta Johns stands with hands on hips wearing a pink and yellow unicorn print dress, pink cardy and Hey Polly dangly earrings

Lady startup Q&A:
Hey Polly

Meet Peta Johns from Hey Polly What’s your elevator pitch for your lady startup? Bold, fun, quirky, fancy, playful accessories. A brand that celebrates who you are and what you love. A way to express yourself through your unique style. Statement accessories to suit from casual day wear at brunch, right up to a glam […]


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