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Trust Women Journal

My Feminism

"The local women’s march is pink-dressed, determined, alive. The cheering chanting mass streams past the inner-Sydney sights. A bold sign centre-crowd floating up on high says: I’ll see all you nice white ladies at the next Black Lives Matter march, right? My feminism is intersectional, or my feminism is a lie."

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Things that are not my job.

Guest writer Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman. She works for Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network as a Project Manager and is a freelance writer. In her latest piece, Nayuka stares down the supposedly obligatory roles others try to foist upon her, finding the quiet power in drawing a line — in saying no.

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VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund
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VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund

The Victorian Women’s Trust recently launched a ground-breaking fund that will support initiatives focused on the safety of regional and rural women. The Robyn Mason Sub-Fund is named after one of Australia’s most passionate feminists; a social worker and academic whose work contributed meaningfully to improving the lives and citizenship of women living outside metropolitan boundaries.

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Artists for Equality — Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond and Hilary Walker.

We had the good fortune of working with stellar photographers and dream weavers Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond, and Hilary Walker on our biggest event ever. Entitled Breakthrough, this event ran over 25-26 November and featured 100+ speakers and performers (like Tanya Plibersek, Tara Moss, Leigh Sales, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and many, many more) all channeling their energy into what is required to ensure a flourishing, equal future for all. It was bold, ambitious, and way more fun then we could ever imagined.

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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls
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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls

“Chris Friday, as a white Australian woman, is standing up for Aboriginal women and girls, and seeking to contribute to their self-determination and empowerment. This Sub-Fund raises the bar for philanthropic foundations to be purposefully shaped this way.” Leanne Miller, Koorie Women Mean Business and VWT Director reflects on the significance of the Chris Friday Sub-Fund, one of the latest additions to our suite of named Sub-Funds.

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Watch: Tanya Plibersek’s Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

Last month Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, spoke to the full crowd at Breakthrough 2016 about the urgency of equal representation across our society. She was one of 100+ speakers who came together over two days at the Melbourne Town Hall to delve into the big issues that will come to define the future of gender equality. As an early holiday gift to you, you can re-live the moment and watch Tanya Plibersek's keynote in it's entirety! For those who couldn't be there, this is the next best thing.

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