Whenever you share a laugh, tears or even just a chat over coffee or a drink, the lipstick marks we leave are tangible evidence of what’s behind every woman: the support of another. Thoughtful gestures, kind words and encouragement at just the right time are little things that make a lasting impact. They are an intricate thread in all our stories. Indelible Marks – informal catch-ups that Congregate, Elevate and Celebrate the ‘Sistergood’. Welcome to you.

‘Nothing comes from nothing’

Fraulein Maria was absolutely right! Get to know some women doing interesting things in different parts of the globe and discover the indelible marks that influenced and inspired their paths. Enjoy!

Salutations. I’m Kellie Curtain, a mother of four with a degree in nothing (though I feel like I have a Masters in Procrastination..). I’ve recently relocated back to my home town of Melbourne, Australia after living in Abu Dhabi for almost six  years in a semi-fulfilling role as a ‘trailing spouse’.
I love good coffee, red wine, family and my village of women both in the East and the West.
Before my life as an expat I was an Australian news reporter.

This is a project in its infancy with a team of one – me. I’m not very savvy on the mechanics of website workings but thankfully I know people who are. So I am going to put on my bright lipstick, take the leap and tell one wonderful story at a time because women the world over are amazing.

I’d love you to join me and promise not to clog your inbox.
What I hope to offer is a few minutes just for you, to enjoy reading snapshots of women with perfectly imperfect lives doing what women do best: Everything that needs doing!

Join the ‘Sistergood’

Working with words

I’m available for freelance writing assignments and would be delighted to discuss any opportunities.

Links to a few published articles:

  • www.engagingwomen.com.au/mentors/nourish/kellie-curtain/
  • www.adwonline.ae/home-and-away/
  • www.adwonline.ae/a-new-lease-of-life
  • www.adwonline.ae/masterful-memories/
  • cwibgroup.com/team/kellie/

Public Speaking

Over the years I have emceed awards ceremonies and social functions.
I wonder if it’s like riding a bike and whether giving presentations about the media to my children’s classmates counts?
If you’re interested in having me host your event or require a guest speaker on topics other than religion, politics or anything involving even the most simple math then please get in touch:

kellie@indeliblemarks.net

Celebrating the ‘Sistergood’ in your hood

What is Lips n Sips?

It’s bright lipstick, liquid and lunch

The first Lips n Sips was held almost seven years ago in my home town of Melbourne, Australia a short time after I lost my mum to breast cancer. In the final few weeks of mum’s life the women in my neighbourhood kept the realities of daily family life ticking along. My school run was taken care of, food was left on the doorstep, my floors were mopped, washing was done. Even one of my daughters was checked for nits! That’s friendship, that’s the village. I felt an overwhelming need to gather the women of my hood to say thank you. Click the cup to read more.

It’s said that  ‘There’s a book inside all of us’. Well, mine is out! 

It’s not the book I thought I’d write. Who dreams of writing a book about dying? In fact I never had a desire to author anything given that I struggled to finish a school assignment. That’s why I loved news reporting, a daily deadline and enough words to fill a 90 second story. But in a corny cliché the book snuck up on me after moving to the Middle East and I started writing down thoughts that wouldn’t go away.

You won’t find me tweeting but I am on Email, Facebook and Instagram. I love using my daughters’ snap chat app and the filter that makes me look 15 years but you won’t find me on that either..