I write as a way of exploring issues I don't understand: writing about something is my way of thinking about it. Mainly, the issues I don't understand have to do with women. Why might a woman choose to become a bag-lady (Lilian's Story)? Why do women stay in miserable marriages (Dreamhouse)? Why aren't there more women in history books (joan Makes History)? Where does misogyny come from and what does it feel like (Dark Places)?
Grenville, Kate, Why I Write, Kunapipi, 6(1), 1984.