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Dr Cathy Kezelman – The Blue Knot Foundation

by Nicole Smith Tragedy struck Dr. Cathy Kezelman almost twenty years ago when her niece Angie died in a car accident. Working as a General Practitioner in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Cathy thought she had a comprehensive understanding of grief. However this … Continue reading

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Feminism’s Rituals

We have to plant the seeds or tomorrow’s harvest will never come.   By Amy Gray History is crowded with forgotten rituals. When times were unpredictable, communities would conduct elaborate affairs to bring a good harvest. These were big events … Continue reading

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What Ireland’s repeal means for Australia

By Louise Omer Over the weekend, I witnessed Dublin in the midst of revolution. A revolution where grins of solidarity were shared between strangers wearing Yes badges or where you could see the tense hope of Mar canvassing at Dublin … Continue reading

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The life-changing magic of actually listening to women

By Amy Gray The past 12 months has taught us that stories can change the world. #MeToo has sustained itself into an ongoing movement through the power of personal stories, traumatic testimonies and calculated action. When you listen to what … Continue reading

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Vote like a girl

By Amy Gray We asked an interesting question over at the QVWC Facebook page the other day: do gender rights and feminism change your vote? Everyone said it was a large factor. Over in America, this positivity doesn’t hold much water.  … Continue reading

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There are no sorries here

By Nayuka Gorrie I haven’t participated in team sports since my Mum’s friend invited me to play netball in 2008. Mum, forever confident in my abilities, told my Mum’s friend that I would be excellent at netball, “put her in … Continue reading

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Feminism’s man problem (spoiler: no, absolutely not)

Vivia Hickman, our previous CEO, once shared a story of a man found wandering the building. Asking her about the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre building, she told him how it houses many women’s organisations and hosts women’s events in its … Continue reading

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What Annihilation taught me about gaslighting

Sorry – spoilers lie ahead. Why not watch Annihilation first on Netflix and come back? For a genre obsessed with the future, sci fi has a habit of telling you about the present. Perhaps audiences can only explore deeply personal … Continue reading

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Fiji’s Feminism

by Amy Gray  After flattening the Tongan parliament in the worst storm seen in 60 years, Tropical Cyclone Gita is currently headed towards Fiji. Like many South Pacific nations, Fijians are used to this and can see the link between … Continue reading

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Tara Moss is Speaking Out

By Amy Gray  It’s hard to find a feminist writer more accomplished than Tara Moss – the author of countless books, ambassador for UNICEF, creator of the compelling series Cyberhate, academic, public speaker and listed as one of the Top … Continue reading

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