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A Thousand Small Steps: Jane Gilmore’s Fixed It

A Thousand Small Steps: Jane Gilmore’s Fixed It

By Foong Ling Kong Journalist Jane Gilmore’s Fixed It project began as a sharp and swift red-line response to a lousy headline in September 2015 on one of Australia’s major news sites about a man who murdered his ex-girlfriend. After that first fix, which was posted...

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Writing Under the Influence: Race

Writing Under the Influence: Race

By Jean Tong Being a POC playwright is automatically getting defensive when you receive an email out of the blue asking you to write about The Experience of Being a POC Playwright, specifically.  I considered trying to write a thoughtful, emotional piece about...

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Ruby Hamad’s Legacy Books

Ruby Hamad’s Legacy Books

This piece was performed at Legacy Books, FWF18 Sydney. When I was seven years old, my second grade teacher made a ‘book’ out of the first short story I ever wrote, called Tilly the Witch. After typing the manuscript on a manual typewriter (hey, it was the 80s), she...

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Searching for Mary Lee

Searching for Mary Lee

By Denise George Often, only disparate and fragmented traces that remain of women’s lives in Australian history, and this makes telling their stories difficult. Some stories are minimal accounts, others neglected, many erased completely because of a lack of sufficient...

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Why women read more fiction than men (OK, not all men!)

Why women read more fiction than men (OK, not all men!)

Kerryn Goldsworthy reflects on women and fiction. When I was a little girl at primary school in the 1960s, my sisters and I and all the other kids from outlying farms would be picked up by the school bus at the farm gate every morning, and dropped off there every...

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Erin Gough: Legacy Books

Erin Gough: Legacy Books

I discovered feminist literature as a young adult by accident. What I was actually looking for was descriptions of girls kissing girls. Detailed descriptions. Preferably with instructions in the footnotes. The first lesbian kiss I ever read in a book was in first year...

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