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 women from different fields, about how they and their work have been politicised and criticised – but also applauded.
Featuring Shu-Ling Chua and Rosanna Stevens, and chaired by FWF’s own Louise Taylor.
About the panel
Shu-Ling Chua has written for Feminartsy, Peril Magazine, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, Pencilled 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 Archer, Doing 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