Marie Porter is Honorary Associate Researcher in the Centre for Research on Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an editor of the books Motherhood: Power and Oppression (2005) and Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities (2008). Her monograph Transformative Power in Motherwork (2008) examines Australian mothering in the 1950s/1960s. Marie was a founding member, and President, of ARM-A for many years. She is still on the committee of ARM-A, now the Australian Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (A-MIRCI) which exists to encourage the academic study, and recognition, of mothering. She had three sons, but has lost her youngest son. Her six grandchildren range from one to 19 years in age.Julie Kelso is Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Literature at Bond University and Honorary Research Adviser in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published in the areas of feminist biblical studies, feminist philosophy and mothering and literature. Her recent book, O Mother Where Art Thou?: An Irigarayan Reading of the Book of Chronicles (London: Equinox, 2007), explores the relationship between the maternal body and silence in the Hebrew Book of Chronicles. She is the Managing Editor of the e-journal The Bible and Critical Theory.