Author: Stephanie Tretheway
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Format: Soft Cover
Product ID: 6420
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 H x 15.3 W
Motherhood has not been an easy journey for me. After moving to the farm in 2019 with a 6-month-old in tow, I soon felt the pang of isolation. I started the Motherland Australia podcast to fill a gaping hole I felt out here...connection. I wanted to know that I wasn't alone. That some of the challenges I was facing as a mum were understandable. That being a rural mum matters, and even though we're all out here living our 'ordinary' lives, all our stories are extraordinary in their own way.
Behind the scenes of our farms and outback stations are incredible women whose stories reveal strength, vision and love, no matter the challenges they've overcome.
Stephanie Trethewey's Motherland gives a voice to the extraordinary lives of fourteen rural mothers across states, territories, cultures and generations. Each offers an unfiltered insight into the tragedies and triumphs that have shaped their lives on the land, motherhood being the most challenging role of all.
When her own transition to rural motherhood became fraught, Stephanie launched the Motherland podcast. She hoped that hearing other women's stories would help her feel less alone and believed that other rural mums might feel the same. There is now a powerful Motherland online community who generously share their experiences and forge strong connections just as Stephanie had dreamed.