Writer and social researcher Maggie Hamilton gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular media commentator and a keen observer of social trends. She has held a number of senior roles in publishing and at the ABC. Her professional memberships have included serving on the Executive of the Sydney Peace Foundation.
Maggie enjoys sharing her research in a lively and engaging way with community groups, and at numerous conferences across Australia and New Zealand.
Her books, have been published in over a dozen countries worldwide, and include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of real men and boys; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which examines the 21st century issues boys and girls face; and now When We Become Strangers; How Loneliness Leaks Into Our Lives and What We Can Do About It. www.maggiehamilton.org
Teachers commented about the suitability of Maggie’s material, her engaging approach, and the ways Maggie helped this group of just under 200 children begin to develop an awareness about some of the ways marketers target children to cultivate product dependency.
Maggie is one of those rare individuals who combines charisma, knowledge and character; her messages are very clear and compelling; they come from a place of respect for men and women. In a standing room only turnout for her talks, the feedback from both men and women has been overwhelmingly positive.
Maggie has again, done what she does best, placed a microscope over modern society and looked closely at who, what and how we are. Her wisdom, research and interviews uncover the complex realities of life in the 2020s. But rather than being a tale of despair, Maggie’s reflections and myriad strategies create a vision of hope. When We Become Strangers is a book everyone should read.
‘A thought-provoking and challenging look into our future. A Timely warning shot that reminds us awareness without action is worthless.’
Maggie is one of those rare individuals who combines charisma, knowledge and character; her messages are very clear and compelling. She is able to present the different perspectives without judgement and to motivate the audiences to take action. In a standing room only [venue] the feedback from both men and women has been overwhelmingly positive.
I recently had the pleasure of hearing you speak at the Australian Youth Mentoring Conference in Canberra. Firstly, can I say how wonderfully inspiring your talk was, thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge. Secondly, I am interested in knowing if you are available for other speaking roles.
Thank you in earnest Maggie for your presentation last night … Your discussion surrounding the pressures which our children and teens face resonated so strongly … I applaud you wholeheartedly in championing the development of emotional intelligence within our communities as I have always believed that this is the only way forward as a society. By the way, I have needed a new role model for some time, so I hope you will not mind that I have chosen you.