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“What do today’s 20-something women – daughters of the trailblazing feminists – want from life?” That was the question my editor wanted answered from this story for Notebook:’s ‘I Am Woman’ issue.

The resulting article highlighted a strong generation of women who want to avoid the ‘juggle struggle’ of the previous generation, but who are intent on having their cake and eating it too… they’re just planning to enjoy it one piece at a time. This article attracted a lot of radio interest, and I conducted a number of radio interviews to discuss the topic and publicise the story.

“They’re quite strategic. Instead of striving for an ideal, they think, ‘What do I want and how do I get it in stages?’ That flexibility is key,” says social researcher Rebecca Huntley. “It’s not so much about being a superhero as being an everyday hero.”

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