All About Women
The seventh annual All About Women festival is scheduled for International Women’s Day with another boundary-pushing program. Curator Dr Edwina Throsby brings the global conversation on feminism to Sydney with a line-up of workshops, discussions and solo talks.
With Arab-Australian human rights and refugee advocate Sara Saleh co-curating a panel of Middle Eastern activists; Clementine Ford hosting a panel on masculinity; and Sarah Smarsh, author of Heartland, speaking on poverty as a barrier to empowerment, new perspectives take centre stage at this symposium.
American Pulitzer Prize winner Emily Steel lends her experience as the New York Times journalist whose investigations into sexual-harassment claims against former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly led to his sacking. She will be joined by Joan Morgan, who coined the phrase “hip-hop feminism” to empower black women; London-based celebrity stylist and DJ Ayishat Akanbi, known for her Youtube video The Problem With Wokeness; and US author Gemma Hartley, whose Harper’s Bazaar feature on emotional labour, Women Aren’t Nags – We’re Just Fed Up, went viral in 2017.
If podcasts are your jam, be sure to catch a live recording of the Guardian Australia’s The Witch Hunt, Slate’s The Waves (formerly DoubleX) or Gimlet/New York Magazine’s The Cut on Tuesdays for a lively discussion of style, sex, politics and people.