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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls100 tales of extraordinary women

Children’s nonfiction books about women’s lives are long overdue, and this empowering, resolutely “anti-princess” storybook is a very welcome addition. Initially funded by a $1m Kickstarter campaign, the authors wrote it in response to the gender stereotyping they found across children’s books and media.

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Ways to say goodbye

Ways to say goodbyeThe gap widens between family expectations and what the church is able to deliver

This article was written by Elena Curti and was first published in The Tablet on 30 August 2017

The funeral was exactly what the family wanted. It was a celebration of the life of their loved one, with no mention of religion. The service took place in an airy, modern crematorium chapel; outside town and surrounded by greenery. It featured the deceased person’s favourite music – classic rock – and a slide show capturing special moments with his family. An accomplished civil celebrant told his life story and two friends gave heartfelt personal tributes.

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