Stephanie Wood

Writer sw@stephaniewood.com.au

Personal Essays

In a series of personal essays covering loneliness, childlessness, a family member’s hoarding, and a damaging relationship with an emotionally manipulative man, Stephanie has explored elements of the human condition in the 21st century and connected with a huge number of readers.

Story Publication Date
Sea change: my 84-year-old mother know architect-designed McMansions now The Guardian Australia Apr 2021
Stories from the dog park: ‘In this new world of tangled worries, my puppy keeps me sane’ The Guardian Australia Aug 2020
Streaming the flow: a Zoom yoga class The Guardian Australia Apr 2020
After falling for a con artist, I lost trust in the world – but I am anything but a damaged soul The Guardian Australia Jul 2019
‘He broke me’: the destructive trail left by romantic con men Good Weekend magazine Jun 2019
A garden that connects communities The Guardian Australia Dec 2017
‘Internet searches reveal only so much’: A memoir of my relationship with a romantic con artist Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Apr 2017
Keeping the sensual art of handwriting alive in a world of emoticons Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Jan 2017
Childless: How women without kids are treated in 2016 Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Jul 2016
Home truths: Clearing out the family home Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media May 2015
No one wants to buy books Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Dec 2014
Coming of age: A swim that nearly ended in tragedy Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Jun 2014
All the lonely people Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Sep 2013
A life lived, and lost, for Labor: My grandfather The Sydney Morning Herald Mar 2013
Suddenly last season Good Weekend magazine Fairfax Media Aug 2012
The family table Sunday Life magazine Jun 2012

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