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The Australian National University

Feminist utopias - Creative women down under – 10 years on: a case study in resilience

Gabrielle Journey Jones

Gabrielle Journey Jones, co-founder of Creative Womyn Down Under, says the group develops and supports opportunities for ‘womyn’ to participate in creative experiences, and its vision develops networks and friendships in Australia and beyond.

Journey Jones explores what a grass-roots, unfunded, unincorporated, feminist, ‘women-centric/women-positive’ model of building and supporting creative communities for ‘women’ can look like. She shares the lessons and challenges of building a creative feminist utopian community, and ends with her stirring 2008 poem, ‘The Happening’.