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Sex and Death

Ponch Hawkes (standing left) and Samara Hersch (seated centre) have collaborated on the live art work Sex and Death. We asked them to discuss their feelings on intergenerational collaboration, their mutual experience, how much has changed…and how much hasn’t. Images … Continue reading

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Beyond access, beyond society

By Kath Duncan I’m an adopted Victorian waking up in Perth. It’s a steamy morning in Perth and I’m on a mission. I’m researching people like myself – artists and performers who are disabled and Deaf: where we are across … Continue reading

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Jo Porter: QVWC’s new CEO comes full circle

By Amy Gray The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre was the starting point for many women, quite literally with the thousands of women born there. But it’s even more amazing when one comes back to usher the centre into a new … Continue reading

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A different kind of picnic

By Amy Gray For many of us, International Women’s Day can be a marathon of us rushing to different events to hear women speak. What if things changed and we actually talked with each other? Jamie Lewis wants you to … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day at QVWC

Jo Porter takes us through the exciting events she’s created for International Women’s Day at QVWC. The Queen Victoria Women’s Garden March 6-7-8, 8:30am – 5pm 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne I am very excited that we will be creating a … Continue reading

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How I built a campaign to remember victims of domestic violence

By Sherele Moody  Content warning: mentions violence against women I spent more than two decades raging about my stepfather’s decision to abduct, rape and murder nine-year-old Stacey Ann Tracy. I was 18 when Barry Hadlow killed Stacey-Ann on May 22, … Continue reading

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Protecting misogynists

  By Clementine Ford Australian politics continues to reveal  its inherent problem with women, with a Nationals staffer being placed on “indefinite leave” after he “accidentally” sent a misogynistic, abusive rant to the female journalist his words were targeting. The … Continue reading

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Feminist new year resolutions for 2019

By Amy Gray Two things become more certain with age: the years seem to fly by quicker and each year can feel a little bit harder. But for all its challenges, 2018 has taught us one thing: women are rising … Continue reading

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A Handmaid’s Documentary

By Amy Gray It shouldn’t be surprising that Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale. Not just because her book has renewed interest with the tv series, but because real life feels like an express ticket to … Continue reading

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The women who led me to my writing space

By Karen Wyld  I mostly write non-fiction pieces. I’ve published one novel, and have been clawing back time to finish another. Women are writing across all genres and subject matters. Works of fiction by women can be powerful. From books … Continue reading

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