It’s been tough. From the devastating bushfires, extreme floods and drought, to the pandemic which rattled our reality to its roots, we’ve all come face-to-face with adversity. We’ve all come up against our own uniquely difficult challenges. But if it’s taught us anything, it is to never underestimate the women of the sunshine state. Here we give a voice to eight Queenslandhers who’ve done it tough, but have risen above.
Being both a nurse and a single mum made the pandemic particularly frightening for Rochelle. Find out how she took it in her stride.
Like most business owners, Kerrie felt fearful of the implications of the pandemic. Hear how she transformed her business to help support the community during COVID.
Running a restaurant during the pandemic was an unpredictable and frightening feat for owner Maggie. Listen to how she navigated her family business during turbulent times.
With her husband living in high care, Irene found herself feeling more alone than ever during lockdown. Hear how Irene overcame her loneliness.
Not knowing when she would be able to visit her overseas family and trying to stay on top of her work and studies took a huge toll on Samira. Hear how she coped with the uncertainty.
Opening her own salon had always been her dream, but she never imagined she’d be doing it during the height of a pandemic. Hear how Emily juggled both her role as a mum and a sole business owner.
Unpredictable climate conditions on top of COVID-19 meant Gen and her farming community couldn’t operate in their usual way. Learn how Gen adapted to keep her farm flourishing.
Trying to navigate working from home as well as keeping her family safe meant Jillian neglected her own health during the pandemic. Learn how she turned it all around.