All About Women

Sun 10th March, 2019 – Thu 27th August, 2020
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
The feminist festival that has everybody talking.

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.

More information and tickets here.