Phillipa McGuinness is the author of Skin Deep: the inside story of our outer selves (Vintage, 2022). Her previous book was The Year Everything Changed: 2001, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. She has written for The Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Inside Story. A former book publisher, she lives in Sydney.
Christine Jackman began her career as a journalist with the Courier-Mail in Brisbane, Australia, in 1993. She has worked in New York as a foreign correspondent for NewsCorp, in the Canberra press gallery and as the Australian's social issues writer. After several years as a staff writer for the Weekend Australian Magazine, Christine embraced freelance journalism, with features published in Good Weekend, Vogue and the Australian Women's Weekly. She is also a communications consultant.