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Melanie Sheppard

Australian Writer and Blogger

Melanie Sheppard is a writer and single mother, passionate about uniting women through the sharing of raw and sometimes embarrassing life stories, so that they are no longer imprisoned by them.

www.melaniesheppard.com.au
Is 40 The New

Is 40 The New 40?

I have been told that 40 is the new 30 but I choose to debunk this theory.
24/04/2017 3:11 PM AEST
We Should Remove The Word 'Slut' From Our

We Should Remove The Word 'Slut' From Our Vocabulary

Who actually determines how many sexual partners a woman can have before she is labeled a "slut"? And why is it such a bad thing for a woman to have multiple sexual partners? The stigma and guilt associated with sex needs to be removed as it is just another area in which women are held back and labeled.
26/08/2016 5:59 AM AEST
Our Culture Of Objectification Is Not Good Enough For Our

Our Culture Of Objectification Is Not Good Enough For Our Girls

Citizens of Australia, we have a problem. This problem is directly impacting our entire population. It can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body issues, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction and social isolation. The problem is the sexual objectification of women, and at the root of that is misogyny.
18/08/2016 11:18 AM AEST
I Have A Bone To Pick With Men Who Send Dick

I Have A Bone To Pick With Men Who Send Dick Pics

I am always amazed at how differently men and women are wired. While I adore men and am very much attracted to them, sometimes I just want to sit them down, make them a cup of tea and educate them on how to impress a woman.
20/06/2016 11:52 AM AEST
Gender Inequality On Mother's

Gender Inequality On Mother's Day

Gender equality is a topic that has been spoken about for years. We all know what it is, most of us agree that it is essential, yet as women we are still confronted by the disparity between the sexes, sometimes at the hands of women who claim to be fighting for the cause.
06/05/2016 1:18 PM AEST
I Am Swiping Left For Online

I Am Swiping Left For Online Dating

People using dating technology seem to make up their minds within minutes whether they see a future with a person and if not, they move on fast with one click of the mouse. What happened to the days of getting to know a person before deciding if there was chemistry or not?
27/04/2016 9:10 AM AEST
Lean In, But Not To See Amal Clooney's

Lean In, But Not To See Amal Clooney's Bunions

Can you imagine picking up a GQ or Maxim magazine and reading an article about Obama's corns or Brad Pitts nipple slip? It just doesn't happen, because not only are men judged on their intellect, they themselves do not scrutinise each other's physical appearance like women do.
05/04/2016 10:32 AM AEST
How Do We Cope With A Mid-Life

How Do We Cope With A Mid-Life Crisis?

I felt like I needed to do something radical. Do I move to an ashram in India and spend the rest of my years in a silent meditation? Do I shave my head and join the Hare Krishnas? What do I need to do to slow down the years that are approaching, because the past 45 have slipped by so fast that it takes my breath away.
30/03/2016 5:49 AM AEDT