Arts + Culture

The Spirit of Womanism

When Winnie Dunn thinks of the women who have shaped her, she thinks of one woman in particular: her grandmother.

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Becoming Shelf Aware

Literature is something I have always loved. By the time I reached university, I could quote Fitzgerald lines about mysterious green light or the elusive American Dream but the only women in my favourite books were objects of desire or disdain. I was a strident feminist, posters on my wall, proud attendee of Slut Walk and yet, my reading didn’t match. I was stuck reading books I was told were ‘classics’ or ‘essential reading’ without realising none of them contained any women like me.  During an English Literature class in my third...

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A message for every woman

Learn about the history behind these iconic feminist artworks by Carol Porter and the contemporary counterparts by Michelle Pereira.

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Resilience is Strength

"I am a daughter of the grey stone and white sand, of the arid, windswept coast, of the salty, black, closed-mouthed estuaries. My grandmother’s country is stoic, strong I know it will be there forever; waiting for me to return. The bones of my ancestors are in that place, the water is in our veins, the sky is our roof."

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FEMINIST FILM GUIDE: MIFF 2019

Content warning: sexual violence. See support services here. MIFF is back! The Melbourne International Film Festival (which has been running since 1952) is happening from 1-18 August 2019. The three-week film extravaganza will see some of the best works from around the globe playing on screens at some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, including Cinema Nova, the Capitol and the Forum theatre. With over 400 films to choose from, a quick scroll through the programme may leave you feeling a little overwhelmed.  Luckily, we’ve done the hard yards for you and put...

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Alice Lindstrom puts women at the centre

"'About Bloody Time’ is something I wish had been around when I was a teenager. I want to support the dismantling of misogynistic attitudes to periods and by extension, women’s bodies, in any way I can."

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