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Why do I edit Wikipedia? To increase the percentage of women's bios on English Wikipedia. It's 19.85% as of 10 June 2024. Other editing is focused on updating articles about Australia and Australians.

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Badge awarded by Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red

About me[edit]

I have a BA, majoring in history and Russian, from the Australian National University. I enjoy the writing style (non-florid) that Wikipedia demands.

My Wikipedia adventure began when I attended the University of Sydney Wikibomb in October 2014 at the Charles Perkins Centre.

After a slow start, in July 2017 I joined the WikiProject Women in Red, with the aim of turning redlinks into blue, adding entries for women of note who deserve their own entries in Wikipedia. In late 2017 I discovered their #1day1woman project and also began contributing to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/The 5000 Challenge which has a long way to go to reach its goal. On 3 January 2018 I signed up the 2018 #1day1woman project and have been an active participant in this important global initiative ever since.


I have volunteered at a number of edit-a-thons, beginning with Franklin Women's Women in Health and Medical Research (July 2019).






The City of Sydney (CoS) contracted me to assist at a training workshop for their librarians in preparation for three editathons to be held in 2021 and to co-facilitate the Picture This editathon on 15 May. In both instances I demonstrate how to edit Wikipedia using CoS content including providing online support to participants via Zoom. The project page for the 15 May public editathon is Wikipedia:GLAM/Australian libraries and WP/Events/City of Sydney Picture This. In 2022 I have again been contracted by CoS to assist in facilitating two Wikidata and two Wikipedia in-person editathons.


To do list[edit]

Wikipedia pages I find helpful[edit]

Other links[edit]

Articles I have created[edit]

External links[edit]

Barnstars and Awards
The Original Barnstar
Thanks so much for your work - including that on Royal Society fellows for Women in Red - Brilliant Victuallers (talk) 09:31, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Hay, you dropped this. I think actually you dropped about a hundred of these but this is the only one I could find quickly. So please forgive me for not bringing the other 99 to you but here is number 100. Thank you. Victuallers (talk) 11:52, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
See one, do one, teach one
Thank you for being a panelist on the "Improving women’s biographies on Wikipedia using Wikidata tools - Experiences from Women in Red and the Smithsonian Institution" session today at Wikidatacon 2021. Rosiestep (talk) 23:52, 30 October 2021 (UTC)
Women in Red Women in Oceania contest
Oronsay Thank you for your additions October 2021 WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:29, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Women in Red Women in Oceania contest
13 articles Oronsay Third Place November 2021 Congratulations! WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:17, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
Women in Red Women in Oceania contest
13 articles Oronsay Second Place December 2021 Congratulations! WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 01:12, 1 January 2022 (UTC)