Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk on Expat Focus

What was it that prompted you to write it? 

“Not long after moving to Portugal, I was hearing captivating personal stories from women in the international community, the caliber of which caused me to take stock of just how exciting and stimulating it was to be mingling with a group of worldly, educated, well-traveled and intrepid, multi-lingual individuals. I decided some of those stories were worth recording, for posterity, because the oral histories that make up Women Who Walk straddle two centuries and the massive global changes that have taken place during that time. 

And ultimately, I was motivated by my conviction that the truth of women’s lives matter: the personal triumphs and disappointments, educational and professional achievements and failures, travels, adventures and discoveries, the decision to marry or not marry, the decision to have or not have children; plain and simple, women’s lives matter.”

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Author: Louise Ross

Louise Ross is Australian. She has lived in the UK, France, and the United States. In 2014 she moved to Portugal and, from 2015-2017, she was president of International Women in Portugal. She lives on the Estoril coastline.

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