Jamila Rizvi

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Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. The Motherhood is a best selling anthology of letters about the first three months of life with a newborn. So far, Jamila has donated more than $15,000 in proceeds from The Motherhood to CARE Australia, helping give women and girls in the developing world a better life.

Jamila Rizvi Bio

Born in Canberra, Australia in 1986, Jamila Rizvi is a best-selling Australian author amongst other things. Jamila Rizvi writes about issues that particularly affect women with her first book Not Just Lucky focusing on careers for millennial women today. She has also written a book about older Australian women called Untold Resilience as well as a children’s book. Rizvi has an impressive resume, having worked in politics for the Labor government and advised on issues affecting women and child care. At the moment, Jamila Rizvi is the Chief Creative Officer of the Nine Network’s Future Women, a weekly columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and also a co-host of The Briefing podcast and regular commentator on The Project, Today, The Drum and Q and A.

The Motherhood

At the memo, we stock Jamila Rizvi’s best-selling book about motherhood. It serves as a fantastic reminder when we’re not feeling our best to know other women have been there too. The novel is a collection of letters from Australian women including Zoe Foster Blake, Clare Bowditch, Clementine Ford and more, all about the things they wish they had known before becoming mothers. We are totally obsessed with this book (and Jamila) and highly recommend it as a gift to all new mothers.

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