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The Empowering Women: Visual Conversations Exhibition was held in The Lighthouse Write Gallery 126 Margaret St Toowoomba from 8th – 28th of March 2024. The aim was to share the visual stories of six amazing women who have been in the darkest of shadows yet have chosen to see the light and create ripples of change within our community. 

Below are the Empowering Women conversations transcribed while in the studio. There maybe moments of disjointed themes, however, they are all inspired by genuine emotions and curiosity. In an aim to keep the language as true to the transcript, only the superfluous words have been removed. These stories are meant to be a reflection of these amazing women perspectives. They may challenge your thinking and open your mind. Kindness and curiosity are two of the most powerful things we can harness as humans.

Carmel Tulloch: Where it all began

I have always called Carmel my phoenix. A graceful lady who rises time and time again even stronger and more vibrant.

Chris Morris: The genie is out of the bottle

We’re all trying to find our feet in this world. We’re all trying to get through whatever the end looks for that person or whatever… to live your authentic life, it can be hard. 

Shelley: Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Spirit

“I have told my story hundreds of times to people,… I have never seen my story told. Thank you, this is special”.

Gay Hold: The stories we tell ourselves

I understand challenges in people’s lives because possibly I’ve been through it myself.

Bec Johnson: It will not define me

I was 94 kilos and I hated how I looked and was desperate to lose weight. So far I have lost 22kgs thanks to cancer

Jen Shaw: A mother to many

I tend to see them a bit differently immediately. We may not ever be privileged enough to see what they have learnt.

Chris Morris: The genie is out of the bottle

Chris Morris: The genie is out of the bottle

We’re all trying to find our feet in this world. We’re all trying to get through whatever the end looks for that person or whatever… to live your authentic life, it can be hard. 

Jen Shaw: A mother to many

Jen Shaw: A mother to many

I tend to see them a bit differently immediately. We may not ever be privileged enough to see what they have learnt.

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