Evelyn Araluen: Legacy Books

In this minisode from FWF 2018 Legacy Books, Evelyn Araluen talks about the books that shaped her feminism and her writing, with a focus on Aileen Moreton-Robinson’s Talkin’ up to the White Woman and Natalie Harkin’s The Poetics of (Re)Mapping the Archives: Memory in the Blood.

Evelyn says: ‘Indigeneaity is not just a part of my identity politics, it is actually foundational. It is the blood memory of my entire being and everything must come from that… Colonisation has impacted the languages we have to talk about gender… So I need feminism to address that.’

You may also be interested in:

Seeking FWF Board Members

Seeking FWF Board Members

FWF is currently seeking two new board members, including a Treasurer. After meeting the challenges of 2020, we are seeking two new board members to help grow the organisation and secure its future into 2022 and beyond. Financial or accounting experience and...

read more
Walking away, backwards; or woman-lite in women’s lit

Walking away, backwards; or woman-lite in women’s lit

by Jinghua Qian When I got asked to write something for Feminist Writers Festival, I started to say no. I typed up a new version of the response I’ve sent so many times that I should probably just save it as a template: Thanks for thinking of me! I really...

read more
Fiercely interdependent

Fiercely interdependent

by Caitlin McGregor If the women I aspired to be when I was growing up had anything in common, it was that they were all ‘fiercely independent’. I use quotation marks because this is a quote, even if not by anyone in particular. It just gets said a lot – used to...

read more