A day before her 32nd birthday, Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She's now 35, and her cancer has metastasized to terminal, stage-4. Sue Bryce won Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and last year's prize was a one-person trip to Paris. After hearing her story, Bryce took Brzezinski-Conley with her to the City of Light for a photo shoot and brought along a videographer. The resulting short film: "The Light That Shines
." (Also on Vimeo
. (click the open magazine at the top of the page)
. The video and photos both show a topless Ms. Brzezinski-Conley, and may be nsfw
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 6, 2013 -
has been chosen as Australia's new head of state from next month. As the first Australian female in the role she joins a growing list (currently 48
) of international national leaders. Bryce previously served as the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and director of the Queensland Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission prior to her role as Queensland governor.
Replacing a highly decorated ex-soldier
, who cut a low profile
, who had himself replaced a controversial
clergyman, Bryce has the opportunity make a significant mark on the country.
She will join the list
of first holders of political offices, and bring us closer to to a situation where the appointment of women to positions of power is no longer remarkable.
posted by bystander
on Apr 13, 2008 -