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Holly Wainwright


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Holly:

This empty chair is a tiny window into the reality of thousands of Australian women's lives.

While millions of streamers watched in horror as a man assaulted his wife as he streamed himself playing Fortnite, we must remember this is not a lone case. → Read More

'Why no-one is marching in the streets about Nicole Cartwright's murder.'

Nicole Cartwright death: Holly Wainright's opinion on the sad reason Nicole Cartwright's murder has not been national news, like it should be. → Read More

The new celebrities who should come with a health warning.

Health influencers: Holly Wainwright weighs in on the new celebrities who are the basis of her second novel, How To Be Perfect → Read More

“‘As a mother,’ I know why mothers hate those three words. And why we keep on using them.”

Mothers versus non mothers: author and mum Holly Wainwright weights in on some people using the phrase 'as a mother' and how that makes some women feel. → Read More

Things we learned last night: Natalie Joyce might just be the classiest woman in Australia.

Natalie Joyce is all class in the face of the Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion Sunday Night interview for which they were paid $150k: Barnaby Joyce wife → Read More

The guilty republican’s guide to the very best bits of the royal wedding.

royal wedding highlights: Prince Harry has married Meghan Markle, they've both got new names and here are the highlights of an almost perfect wedding. → Read More

"Just cry, go on. It’s brutal. I know." The letter to my 'new mum' self I wish I'd had.

The Motherhood Jamila Rizvi extract: Holly Wainwright writes the letter to her 'new mum' self she wished she'd read when she had her first baby. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: “If you think you’re excellent at everything, you might just be right.”

It's the new call to arms. We need to destroy the confidence gap, reduce self doubt and become more confident. With advice from Reese Witherspoon too. → Read More

If you think ball-tampering is our national sporting shame, you haven't met Matt Lodge.

Why are we outraged about ball tampering? If you think ball-tampering is our national sporting shame, you haven't met Matt Lodge. → Read More

HOLLY WAINWRIGHT: ‘My daughter asked me why she has hair on her legs and I don’t.’

When children ask questions about shaving their legs, things can get complicated. Is this the time to bring up patriarchy? Or only that razors are sharp? → Read More

Many new school parents are about to learn that kindy hours are bullsh*t.

Primary school school pick up hours are hard for working parents and early finishes make life extra complicated. Does it have to be this way? → Read More

'I'm fatter than I've ever been, but I've never felt better at the beach.'

I am robbing myself of all the little joys that this body can bring me while I am alive and healthy and able. Beach body happy. → Read More

The #sheknew movement could tear #metoo apart.

Meryl Streep responds to Rose McGowan: Streep has responded to allegations of hypocrisy and silence from Weinstein victim Rose McGowan. → Read More

CULT BUY: The non-frumpy swimsuit with sleeves.

If you love the ocean but don't love bikinis, you'll love the full coverage of the non-frumpy swimsuit with sleeves that'll suit all bodies. → Read More

The 32 thoughts every parent has at the school carol concert.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Unless you're stuck to a plastic chair in a sweltering hall at the school carol concert, → Read More

The meltdown that convinced me this is the very last year of Elf On The Fricking Shelf.

Holly Wainwright writes on the meltdown every parent will relate to that led her to say Elf On The Shelf is over in her house after this year. → Read More

A letter to the Office Of The Cabinet – Donald William Burke does not deserve his OAM.

There are plenty of people calling to strip Don Burke OAM of his Order of Australia Medal - and we're among them. This is why we think he needs to lose it. → Read More

At school, my daughter’s learning to lie down and be silent. Thank God.

Lockdown procedure Australia: We're thankful that our children are taught to lie down and be silent, because this week, it saved lives. → Read More

Why it's the new normal to ask, 'Do you want fillers with that?'

Are fillers normal to get? Why dermal fillers are the new norm. Our ageing skin is under attack and can apparently only be fixed by getting fillers. → Read More

Constance Hall and why we love to hate women who dare to live boldly.

Women seem to love to hate loud, messy women like blogger, Constance Hall. Is it because we don't like to admit we're the same? → Read More