It’s One Day to Reflect Why International Women’s Day is Relevant

Gabriella Kelly Davies at Bloomgales

Hawkeye biographer, Gabriella Kelly-Davies, was a special guest at Bloomingales, Kirribilli, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

Gabriella is the author of the highly acclaimed ‘Breaking Through the Pain Barrier’, a biography on pioneering Australian pain specialist, Dr Michael J. Cousins.

The author was asked to share what she thought were the most important issues facing women in 2022. She generously shared her insights in a thought-inspiring Q&A.

Q: What are some of the most the most pressing issues for women in 2022?

A: After two years of COVID-19 lockdowns, domestic violence is at an all-time high, especially coercive and controlling behaviours and physical abuse. It’s vital we all learn the signs of gaslighting, bullying, coercion and physical violence so we can recognise these forms of abuse in our own relationships and those of others, then take action to stop them.

Q: What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Is it important that we have one?

A: For one day each year, IWD shines a light on women, their potential, their achievements and the issues holding them back from taking their rightful place in society. It’s vital to use the platform enabled by IWD to place the spotlight on issues such as domestic violence that are destroying women’s lives, the lives of their children and the lives of future generations.

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote you’d like to share with fellow women?

A: ‘If you have no one to turn to, I am here for you,’ Leena Derham, author Tears of a Clown.

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Breaking Through the Pain Barrier: The extraordinary life of Dr Michael J. Cousins  is available at all good bookstores and from

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