WITH domestic violence and homeless women on the rise in Australia, a new live TV show aiming to empower and inspire women will be filmed at Helensvale Community Centre and Library with a live studio audience from June 13 to 15.
The Girlfriend Hour TV show, hosted by multi international award-winning Gold Coast TedX speaker/ CEO & founder of Sharanis Publishing House Shar Moore, will reach more than 60 million active users per month worldwide on Binge Networks TV.
The show will feature influential women who will discuss the juggle of modern-day life for those nearing or in the midst of their middle years; careers, family, leadership, relationships and even hormones.
According to the 2016 Census data, on any given night in Australia, 49,000 women are experiencing homelessness. They are unnoticed – staying with friends and family, sleeping in cars, or returning to a violent partner when they feel there is no other option.
This number is expected to have tripled since then with Australian women in their 50s and 60s being the fastest-growing homeless group.
“In 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported there were 116,000 people homeless across Australia. Now, there are over 290,000 people and growing, according to Launch Housing,” said Inspire Realty founder/ property advisor Colin Lee.
Mrs Moore said The Girlfriend Hour TV show aimed to help the mental health of women with conversations exploring common, but rarely discussed topics that are relevant to so many today.
“We will have every day conversations to help women just get through the day. Many women feel they are alone. They don’t need to struggle alone. Everyday people are heroes too,” she said.
“We need to look at what’s possible for us but if we compare ourselves with celebrities, we will end up depressed because we don’t have those resources. With the show, we want to let women know they’re not alone. Even if that’s all we can give them to get through another day.”
Her goal is to profile 1000 women in the next five years – whether it’s a chapter in one of her Feminessence books or magazines or on the TV show.
“If each one can impact 500 women in their life, that’s a good legacy for me,” she said.
The Feminessence magazine is sold in newsagents in Australia and New Zealand, Qantas lounges and is on press reader – the largest newsstand app with 30 million active readers per month in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Europe.
The first national publication of its kind dedicated to empowering women to unlock their feminine essence, it has also been chosen as the exclusive magazine for the Hollywood swag bags at the 2023 Oscars.
The latest Feminessence book Illuminate has 20 authors and features Diana von Welanetz Wentworth from the US, who was the first co-author in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series with Mark Victor Hanson that sold 500 million copies.
“How will things change unless someone changes them?” Mrs Moore said.
“Why can’t I be that someone? You don’t have to change the whole world.
I’m not trying to paint the whole world red, just trying to paint my corner of it.
People say: ‘You could be the next Oprah’. I’d rather be the first Shar.”
For more details or to be part of the live studio audience, visit www.sharmoore.com.au