Australian Blog Alert: "A passionate reader, shopper, Christian and consumer of glossy magazines, GWAS is often seen schlepping around a ton of reading material in her satchel (much to her husband's amusement), which she then likes to write home about on this here blog. A former editor for Australian teen girls' magazine Girlfriend, GWAS currently writes on a freelance basis and teaches at the Queensland University of Technology. The GWAS mission statement is 'finding the good in gloss' – the ethos being that the women who work on magazines usually mean well, but the mags too often fall short in the empowering/educational/creative/feel-good stakes. See the GWAS mag rating scale for further enlightenment. GWAS has diverse interests, so you might come across the odd piece on pop culture (see the Playlist each Friday), spirituality, shopping or society. GWAS loves feedback and the opportunity for a bit of banter, so email or post a comment but do try to play nice... "The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control." Galations - The Bible (obvi!)" - Erica Holburn Bartle, Magazine Journalist, Brisbane, Australia.