Are you a kick-arse woman?
Well, you’re reading this, so we’re going to assume yes.
Not long ago, our very own Monique Bowley was sitting in a sandstone building, behind a (purely decorative) typewriter, next to an 18th century window, with her dog at her feet, when a brilliant idea came to mind.
Women, she realised, are friggin’ amazing, and every single day women all over the world do incredible things we rarely even hear about. And even when we do hear about them, the terms we use to describe their amazingness are sort of… awkward.
Boss? Boss lady? Queen? Eh.
What these women are, she thought, are kick-arse. And they’re not just kick-arse, but they’re doing things of kick-arsery. That’s important.
So Bowley picked up a dictionary from her bookshelf, turned to the letter K, scribbled out the word 'kurchis' (it's a type of tree - literally no one needs to know that), and added the word KWOK.
It's all in capitals. Because it simply must be.
A KWOK, you see, is a kick-arse woman doing kick-arse things of kick-arsery, or for simplicities sake, a kick-arse woman of kick-arsery.
Of course, then she needed a definition. And that was the hard part. Because KWOKs come in all different forms. By their very nature, they're almost indefinable. Almost.
So we went around the Mamamia office and asked women what they do that makes them feel like a kick arse woman. Here are their answers: