International Women’s Day - a day for celebration or dismay? Find out how some of our favourite Canberra women feel about being a woman on IWD and every other day. Novelist Marion Halligan, scientist Amber Beavis, activist Zoya Patel, journalist Samantha Maiden and academic and curator Margo Neale talk to Nikki Anderson On Woman.
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Zoya Patel is a writer and editor/founder of online feminist arts and literature journal, Feminartsy. She works full-time in Communications and was the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year.
Samantha Maiden is National Political Editor for the Sunday Telegraph and a totally mad witch.
Marion Halligan AM is a much revered Canberra-based author, with countless awards under her belt for books such as The Fog Garden and The Taste of Memory. Her latest novel is Goodbye Sweetheart.
Dr Amber Beavis is a researcher and science communicator, with a background in arachnology (aka spider science). Her work on spiders has taken her on a diverse career path, from a lab in Berkeley, to fieldwork in the Pacific; from a science communication residency with ABC Radio national to working with regional communities in WA.
Margo Neale is a Senior Research Fellow, Senior Curator and Principal Indigenous Advisor to the Director at the National Museum of Australia. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the ANU's Australian Centre for Indigenous History. In the 1970s she worked for the homelands movement in Arnhem Land, and in the 1980s taught art and Australian history on Christmas Island; she has also held positions at the NGA and Queensland Art Gallery.