Feminism for All

Podcast available Nov 6

With Jax Jacki Brown, Raelee Lancaster and Zoya Patel

If it’s going to the right uni, attending the right events or buying the right books, feminism can be outside the means of many. Although feminism is a mass movement, it’s not always immune from cultural capital and exclusion. Three writers talk us through how we can break down barriers to create a more accessible feminism.

FWFtalks are available thanks to funding from Besen Family Foundation.

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTIQA+ rights activist, writer and educator. Jax holds a BA in Cultural Studies and Communication where they examined the intersections between disability and LGBTIQA+ identities and their rights movements. Jax has written for Junkee, Daily Life, ABC’s Ramp Up, Hot Chicks with Big Brains, and Archer Magazine. Jax is also published in several anthologies, including Growing up Queer in Australia and What’s in a Name? Perspectives from Non-Biological and Non-Gestational Queer Mothers.

Raelee Lancaster is a writer, collaborator and creative producer based in Brisbane. Raelee is Co-Director of the National Young Writers Festival and was the recipient of a Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship in 2019. Her writing has featured in Cordite Poetry ReviewThe Saturday PaperArtsHubThe Lifted BrowOverland, and other print and online publications. Raised on Awabakal land, Raelee is of Wiradjuri, Biripi and European descent.

Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism. She is also the founder of feminist literary organisation, Feminartsy and co-host of the podcast Margin Notes. Zoya has won numerous awards for her writing and editing, and has been published widely, including in The Guardian, AFR, Junkee, Overland, Meanjin, Sydney Morning Herald. She was a 2020 judge for the Stella Prize, and is Chair of the 2021 Stella Prize Judging Panel.