JAC­INTA TY­NAN

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contributors -

Last Oc­to­ber, jour­nal­ist and women’s ad­vo­cate Tracey Spicer put a call-out on Twit­ter invit­ing women to pri­vately share their #Metoo ex­pe­ri­ences.an over­whelm­ing 1600+ women con­tacted her, and Spicer has been in­ves­ti­gat­ing their sto­ries ever since, lead­ing to al­le­ga­tions of ha­rass­ment by pow­er­ful men in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. In this month’s port­fo­lio, Sky News pre­sen­ter, Sun­day Life mag­a­zine colum­nist and med­i­ta­tion ad­vo­cate Jac­inta Ty­nan shares a per­sonal ac­count of her long­time friend’s strength and per­se­ver­ance on page 82. I’m in­spired by women who … “over­come ad­ver­sity, find­ing the courage to step out­side their com­fort zones and af­fect other peo­ple’s lives for the bet­ter.women like Jes­sica Brown, founder of the Sis­ter2­sis­ter men­tor pro­gram for at-risk teenage girls. Jess has helped hundreds of young women change the course of their lives and break fam­ily cy­cles of des­ti­tu­tion, poverty and abuse. Her heart is in it.” The big­gest mis­con­cep­tion peo­ple have about news pre­sen­ters is … “that we’re just talk­ing heads. Most are jour­nal­ists who’ve spent years on the road chas­ing sto­ries.you can’t read with mean­ing if you don’t know what you’re talk­ing about.” My med­i­ta­tion prac­tice has had a pro­found im­pact as … “I don’t recog­nise my­self from the woman I was be­fore I learnt to med­i­tate. I’m calmer, more fo­cused, present and pro­fi­cient, less re­ac­tive and much more self-aware.”

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