Arts + Culture

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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Menstrual Activism is Taking Over the World

A new wave of period activism is a-flowin’ (ha) around the world. High on the agenda is tackling period poverty to support  the millions of people around the world who can not afford menstrual supplies, promoting sustainable alternatives like reusable menstrual cups in the face of climate change and campaigning for greater awareness of periods in the workplace, schools and life in general. Menstrual activists  are united in fighting for drastic change in the way we think about periods. Reimagining menstruation as something positive and worthy of celebration, undermining the pervasive...

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