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Giving up the good girl

Presenter: Feminist Writers Festival
Event date: 
3–4pm 22 October 2017
Venue: Muse East Hotel 69 Canberra Ave Kingston, ACT 2604

With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative and political women, about how they and their work have been criticised and politicised – but also applauded. With Shu-Ling ChuaRosanna Stevens and chair Louise Taylor.

About the Speakers

Shu-Ling Chua has written for FeminartsyPeril MagazineSeizureThe Lifted BrowPencilled In and other publications and was highly commended in the Feminartsy Memoir Prize 2017. She tweets @hellopollyanna and was previously producer of Noted Writers Festival and Voiceworks nonfiction editor. You can read more of her writing here.

Rosanna Stevens is a writer, humourist and performer based in Canberra. Her publication credits include The Toast, The Belladonna, Griffith Review, and The Believer, and her writing on menstruation can be found in ArcherDoing it (UQP), and in this year's Best of The Lifted Brow. She is the 2016 Anne Edgeworth Fellow. Say hi sometime on Twitter: @rosannabeatrice

Louise Taylor is a proud Kamilaroi woman, a lawyer and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid ACT. Louise is passionate about access to justice for, and the empowerment of, Aboriginal women, and is currently a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Indigenous Legal Issues Committee and an associate of UNSW’s Indigenous Law Centre. She is also a member of the Feminist Writers Festival board. You can find her at @MsLou27

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