All About Women

Things to do, Talks and discussions
Fran Lebowitz illustrated
Illustration: Sydney Opera House

Come together to smash the patriarchy with powerful talks, pickling workshops and podcast masterclasses

In the festival’s sixth year, All About Women will be tackling the changing faces of feminism, transgender politics, disability and intersectionality, US politics and the undeniably important impact of the #metoo campaign.

The program includes six solo talks and seven panel discussions featuring speakers from Vanity Fair contributing editor Fran Lebowitz to the founder of the #metoo movement Tarana Burke. Other speakers include Barbara Caine, Anne Summers, Rebecca Walker and Nakkiah Lui – each representing the different waves of feminism. CN Lester, Eddie Ayres and Jordan Raskopoulos – talking about transgender politics. Plus, human rights campaigner Wai Wai Nu on the Rohingyan refugee crisis, Manal Al Sharif on the right for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, and Ursula Rakova and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner on the rising sea levels in the low-lying Pacific Islands.

They’re shaking things up this year with workshops in pickling, gin making, and podcast recording. Plus, there will be live performances from feminist podcasts and a block party to close off the weekend.

Read more about the topics that'll be covered at the one-day festival

By: Emma Joyce

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