Canberra is one of my favourite places because I’m definitely someone who should live in the country. I came from Melbourne and I hate the suburbs, which is weird because Canberra is a giant cluster of suburbs, but the city is totally not my speed and Canberra is an excellent size in between. I can’t live out in the country anyway, because in the country there just aren’t enough queers, there isn’t enough community organising, and there’s not enough vegan food. So yeah, Canberra is a really good in between.
November 19, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
For the last couple of years I have been in a transitional emancipatory state in my life, in terms of relationships, career, family, and geographical location. It’s a time of growth and transition. I feel like I’ve commenced a new evolutionary stage of my life. Being happy, living a good life, having fun.
November 19, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
For me Canberra is the best of both worlds.
November 18, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I have used a lot of the women’s services available in Canberra. I was a single mum for 15 years and having that extra support was fantastic.
November 18, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I love roller skating, absolutely love roller skating and roller derby.
November 18, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My favourite things in life are performing, entertaining people and just making sure everyone is having a good day. Regardless of whether I know them or they are just a random person in the street. Just going up and saying “hello, how’s your day going?” I think this can make a huge difference to people.
November 17, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I am a single, white female in Canberra. I finally love life after a few bad years. I am about to turn 40 and coming to peace with the idea that I am now a matronly mum and not a wild child anymore. I am ok with it, but just trying to find out who I am.
November 17, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Today I am here with my friend and my kids and we are on our way to the Halloween Zombie Walk. I am dressed up as Liv Moore from iZombie. I am also a solo parent to three. I am recovering from chronic fatigue and some thyroid issues and have just rediscovered my passion for community and the arts.
November 17, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My personal story is that I am the third generation in a line of strong women whom I grew up with—my maternal grandmother, my mother and myself. So each of us in our own way and in our own time, has had the opportunity to a very large extent to be ourselves and to excel in our chosen fields.
November 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m surprised that you would want to photograph me when I’m almost 80 years old.
November 6, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Right now I’m on the cusp of transition from full time employment to becoming a mum, which is exciting and scary at the same time.
November 6, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m really enjoying being a woman, it’s just something nice.
November 4, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
To be a woman to me means that you have to be like an octopus. You have to be able to do lots of things at the same time, and have a lot on your mind, and be able to balance everyone else out around you because otherwise, if the world was just men, everyone would be like crazy and messed up.
November 3, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
A day like this is perfect. It’s nice and sunny, you can just do whatever you want really. I’m someone who doesn’t plan things very often. Go for a walk, go out to lunch, and come to events like this—something in the community—something cool.
November 2, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
The best thing about being a woman is that I get to wear nice hair clips, hair bands, skirts and dresses. My favourite colours are black and dark pink.
November 2, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My most favourite thing in life is socially sustainable business, I love social enterprises. Second would be my little sister, Gayana, who is a sixteen year old girl with Down Syndrome. And third would have to be chocolate because I just cannot survive life without it.
November 2, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My favourite things are my life partner Alicia, our pets and rescue animals, and, I guess life, it’s at a good point.
October 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My favourite things are my girlfriend, cats and, I was going to say my support network, but I think myself. I think I’ve actually come to love myself recently.
October 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I would like to make my legacy in Canberra with dance and spread my passion about what dance can bring out in others and what it has brought out in me.
October 29, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think that today’s a pretty good day. The sun’s out! It’s not too hot! It’s not cold! We’re out at a function with people having morning tea. And it’s spring! I can’t ask for anything more than that can I?
October 28, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I love being a woman in Canberra because I’ve got my dream job and my family lives here.
October 27, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I like knitting, sewing and craft things generally. I like occasionally finding time to relax and I like a bit of gardening.
October 27, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
We’re at the Canberra Cares event, which is celebrating the launch of Carer’s Week 2015.
October 26, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m in remission from cancer and really it’s my third chance at life because I had just got through breast cancer, and then last year I was diagnosed with leukaemia. So that’s where I am, I’m very aware of that at the moment.
October 22, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m a survivor of some major medical conditions.
October 22, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Family and friends—that’s what makes life important. And the freedom now to do whatever we want when we want to do it.
October 19, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m living the dream and am surrounded by amazing, strong and resilient women.
October 19, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
The best thing about being a woman in Canberra is having the freedom to do as I wish, which many women in parts of the world are denied.
October 19, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At this current moment I’m extremely nervous about being interviewed and finding it hard to put two thoughts together!
October 17, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Who I am as an individual, makes me who I am as a woman. I’m pretty proud of who I am.
October 16, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At this point I’m adjusting to being a mother. I have a ten and half month old son Peter and so I’m learning how to actually look after him and maintain myself at the same time.
October 15, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Immigration brought us here and I adore this place. I will never leave—I will be taken out in a box and scattered on Mount Taylor.
October 14, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I always want to take advantage of the immense natural beauty and the open spaces that we have.
October 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I proved them wrong.
October 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
In the last few months I have become a single mum and I’m living with my mother. I’m in a transition space.
October 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
What I love about Canberra is the open space; it’s a beautiful place to be.
October 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I am a mother. I am a teacher to my daughter. I am content at being a mother; it is enjoyable and can be frustrating too.
October 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I am in a conflict about what it means to be a woman because since I have become a mother there are so many things I see differently in terms of gender roles.
October 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My three favourite things are my son, my husband and my dogs. I also love my extended family, but I really love my dogs!
October 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My three favourite things would be my children, my husband and music. I feel very content at the moment. It’s one of those moments in my life where everything seems to be going well, I feel quite relaxed.
September 29, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
For me being a woman is about freedom and opportunity. It’s the ability to be able to make my own decisions and be in control of what I do.
September 29, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My experiences are that being a woman in Australia means that I am respected.
September 29, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At the moment I am a very busy mum to a 16 month old—who is completely adorable of course.
September 24, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
You have got me at such a good time in my life. I love everything about life.
September 24, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Being a woman means to be different and creative, and to show men that we can do all the things that they can do.
September 24, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m here because my daughter’s here. If she were in Sydney, I’d be in Sydney.
September 24, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
A great thing about being a woman is being able to connect with the world around you. It’s infinitely interesting and you never get to the end of it. Being a woman is like this ongoing life lesson.
September 24, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I love the trees and all the open spaces in Canberra. That’s what I love about Canberra.
August 20, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m feeling really good. I’m happy. It’s just good to be alive.
August 20, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At this moment in time I would describe myself as an intelligent, active, older woman.
August 20, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
To be a woman has its ups and downs, but I like being a woman. You bring kids into the world and you nurture. Women have got a big role in the world and they can do great things. I respect women and I like being a woman.
August 20, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My perfect day in Canberra would be for the sun to shine all day and it to be hot and not freezing.
August 3, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
We are blessed with friends and whenever there are things to enjoy, it is good to be with friends.
July 31, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I wouldn’t miss NAIDOC Family Day or celebrating NAIDOC for the world.
July 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
We have an Indigenous foster child so NAIDOC week is really important to us.
July 28, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Being a woman means I get to bring life into the world.
July 27, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My three favourite things are friends, my family and freedom—I’m not good at being told what to do and I’m happiest when I know that I can just go and do something for myself and that I can make that choice.
May 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I love art, I love sculpture, I love visual arts, I love performing arts, I love theatre, and I trained initially as a drama teacher. In every area of the arts I find inspiration.
May 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think being a woman means that I can wear colourful clothes and I can do many things that men can’t do, like going shopping for a long time, many men may be bored with this.
May 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My perfect day in Canberra would be sitting in my garden, viewing the breeze. Doing everything I wanted to do in a very short period and still having time to do those things that are silly, to find love, and laugh a lot.
May 9, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I don’t let my gender define me; sometimes I like to play around with it. If I go to karaoke, it’s fun to just dress up really pretty and then jump on stage and belt out some Slip Knot.
May 8, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My favourite things are my home, my friends and my art. It’s probably in that order but home and friends are all combined. I’m in this wonderful share house with this amazing group of supportive friends who’ve also become family.
April 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Slightly nervous, slightly work frazzled but excited for You Are Here and the exhibition.
April 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
When I think about what it means to be a woman the one word that comes to mind straight away is strength and that might have a lot to do with growing up with a single mother. She’s a huge source of strength in my life.
April 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At this moment in time I’d say I’m a little bit hurried, excited, happy and stressed. I’m feeling a lot of emotions at the moment. It’s a very exciting time.
April 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I volunteer at the National Insect Collection at CSIRO and I’m a visual artist.
April 13, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Well at the moment being a woman means to be a mother, which has taken over my life in such an unexpected way. I never thought that I would love it as much as I do and that it would feel so natural and right. I don’t think anything has really clicked with me the way motherhood has and it kind of feels like a really great achievement!
March 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I like to look after my health, like my mum said, it’s all about that base!
March 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
It’s great to be a woman because actually, all women are physically acknowledged to be not as tough as men, but psychologically we are tougher than men. So actually, we can do a lot better than them.
March 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Work brings me to Canberra. I work for the Indonesian government and so it’s going to be a temporary stay for me in Canberra, but I really love the city. I also studied here before.
March 30, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Being a woman means having choices in what I do and where I go—having the freedom to do that.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
In my work life I’m a Senior Executive in the Parliamentary Service, I’m a board member of several not-for-profit organisations, I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, and I’m physically very active.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Whatever you’re interested in, you can make a difference.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think there is a larger focus in Canberra to see women succeed and there is support for women by other women.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I love the adventure in those real live moments where you’re taken somewhere else or something’s illuminated or you are moved to see differently, where curiosities appear.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m very comfortable living as a single mum with all of my children. I live in the country and I’m a grazier. A small holding but nevertheless a grazier on fifth generation land.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think being a woman is a sort of a responsibility to other women and to the structures that make me a woman, the way I experience it, and to other people who are marginalised through similar kinds of structures. I think it connects me to other women. And to a sense of fairness in the world.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
If I was to put it into a nutshell, describing myself at this moment in time, I would say I’m a mum to six children, I’m a doctor, I’m a teacher, I’m a researcher and an administrator.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
That’s a hard question. I’ve never thought of myself not being a woman, but I think it means that I’m lucky I’m a woman and not a man!
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
To me, to be a woman means to be who I am; you have to know who you are and not be restricted by gender stereotypes and judgements.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think that being a woman affects everything in our lives, including not only the opportunities that I’ve had but also the oppressions that I’ve faced.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
As a mum I feel responsible for ensuring that the family has enough of everything they need, and it’s easier said than done. But I feel as though that’s my role.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
The best thing about being a woman in Canberra is having lots and lots of other lovely women around. That’s what Canberra’s all about, friendships with lots of other wonderful women.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m 47 years old with three beautiful daughters and am a proud restaurant owner of Rama’s Fijian Indian Restaurant in Canberra.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think the older I get the more I appreciate other women’s experiences and I don’t know whether that’s particularly relevant to Canberra, but it’s happening to me here.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My favourite thing is life in general! And family, and being recognised for what I’m doing in the child abuse area for the institutions.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
My three favourite things in life are respect, honesty, and my two cats (Bam-Bam and Pebbles).
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m feeling really good at the moment. Being a politician, it takes a while for you to find your feet, to find your voice.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I guess my favourite things would be music, friends and family. And any combination of those things.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I think I’m fortunate, I’m comfortable with who I am and I’m able to both spread my wings and contribute.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I would describe myself as excited at this moment in time, I am happy I finally get to marry my best friend and see all our planning and hard work come together.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I like baking, trying new recipes and dancing, aerobic dance.
March 12, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
A perfect day is something like today. A soothing afternoon at the National Multicultural Festival and you’re just not doing anything, just relaxing and enjoying the show.
March 11, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
As for my perfect day: I’m gonna say something really stupid—every day in Canberra’s a great day!
March 11, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
At this moment I’m enjoying the Multicultural Festival.
March 11, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Being a woman means being me, being true to myself. It’s the only thing I’ve known, so I try to make the most of it.
February 26, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
Today, actually, is a perfect day for me! It’s perfect to see everyone smiling.
February 23, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
This day. This is a really good day.
February 23, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
“Whatever she says we all say the same.”
February 23, 2015/by Angela Carnovale
I’m feeling extremely happy for my family, friends and also for my volunteer service to the community. I’m feeling proud and happy about myself.
February 23, 2015/by Angela Carnovale