Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd is a lecturer in cultural and women s studies at Edith Cowan University, WA. Previously she was Director of the Centre for Research for Women. She has a psychology background and teaches communication skills at tertiary and government level. In addition to academic publication, she has also written for newspapers and magazines including the teen magazine GIRLFRIEND. She has a fourteen-year-old daughter and teenage sisters. Dr Abigail Bray has published and lectured on eating disorders, media constructions of femininity, female sexuality and adolescence. Her book, HELENE CIXOUS:WRITING AND SEXUAL DIFFERENCE, was released internationally by Palgrave in 2003. She has two teenage sisters. Both Elizabeth and Abigail are dual Australian/British citizens who live and work in Australia and the UK. They are in their early thirties.