Arts + Culture

Booked Up for Summer

We asked well-read feminist Mel Fulton — host of Triple RRR's book show, Literati Glitterati — to share her hot tips for engrossing summer reads by women and gender diverse writers. From epic family sagas to witty and reflective personal essays, here's Mel's top recommended reads.

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Empowerment or Reinforced Stereotypes: Decoding Girlhood Today

From Taylor Swift's Eras tour to Greta Gerwig's blockbuster Barbie film, 2023 has sparked a new celebration of girlhood. Contrasted with social media trends like "Girl Dinner" and "Girlsplaining" it raises questions about empowerment versus the reinforcement of harmful stereotypes.

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Boys Being Boys?

In this article for the Trust Journal, medical student Niranjanan Sriganeshwaran explains why he was compelled to write a one person play unmasking toxic masculinity.

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Lucia Osborne-Crowley on the importance of trauma-informed care

CW: Sexual assault Lucia Osborne-Crowley is the author of I Choose Elena and My Body Keeps Your Secrets, two memoirs that deal with the aftermath of sexual trauma. Here, Lucia writes about the importance of trauma-informed care in clinical settings, and why it should be standard practice for the safety, empowerment and healing of all patients.  

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Hermina Burns’ Feminist Poetry Reading List

Hermina Burns is a co-host of our 2020 poetry podcast Between the Leaves , and an accomplished poet in her own right. Hermina is the author of four poetry collections, Bite of a Bluebottle and Against Separation Creek (2019), and the just published Crossing a Line and Dodging the Relative. Hermina sees her roles of poet and feminist as intimately intertwined. Here, she shares a collection of poems that invite a reflection on feminism and the many issues women and gender diverse people face.  

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women’s work

It's our privilege to publish this new poem from Maxine Beneba Clarke. women's work speaks to the ways in which gendered attitudes towards domestic labour changed during the pandemic. Maxine's new collection HOW DECENT FOLK BEHAVE is out now.  

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Watch: Empowering Women Talk

Catch up on 'Empowering Women', a Zoom panel talk including authors Susie Allanson and Lizzie O’Shea, Hugh de Kretser (CEO, Human Rights Law Centre) and moderator Santilla Chingaipe.

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