FWF Q&A: Susan Johnson

FWF Q&A: Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson has been writing books since 1985, when she received the first of three grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council which allowed her to write full time. She has since written award-winning novels, memoir and essays. From Where I Fell is a...

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FWF Q&A: Sam Van Zweden

FWF Q&A: Sam Van Zweden

Sam Van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in memory, food, mental health and the body. Her book Eating WIth My Mouth Open won the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award. Is there a moment you recall that shaped your own idea of feminism? There have been so...

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FWF Q&A: Randa Abdel-Fattah

FWF Q&A: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Award-winning writer Randa Abdel-Fattah is one of Australia's most compelling cultural critics. Her book Coming of Age in the War on Terror, interrogates the impact of living in a post 9/11 world on young people's political consciousness and their trust towards adults...

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FWF Q&A: Leanne Hall

FWF Q&A: Leanne Hall

Leanne Hall is an award winning author of young adult and children’s fiction. The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainties young women face in the world. What does feminism mean to you? My own...

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FWF Q&A: Josephine Taylor

FWF Q&A: Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and editor. She is Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University. Her debut novel Eye of a Rook investigates the history of hysteria, female sexuality and the treatment...

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Q&A: Yolande Strengers

Q&A: Yolande Strengers

Yolande Strengers is a digital sociologist and human-computer interaction scholar investigating the sustainability and gender effects of digital, emerging and smart technologies. Her book, The Smart Wife, written with Jenny Kennedy, examines the emergence of digital...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Laura La Rosa

FWF2020 Q&A: Laura La Rosa

Laura La Rosa is an FWF2020 panelist on Being Feminist, Staying Bold. Laura is a proud Darug woman, published writer, emerging critic and graphic designer. She has been heavily involved in a number of grassroots activist initiatives, and numerous ongoing projects that...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Sally Goldner

FWF2020 Q&A: Sally Goldner

Sally Goldner is part of the FWF2020 ThinkIn Intersections of the Law. Her twenty-year-plus involvement in Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ communities include Transgender Victoria, co-facilitating Trans family, 3CR’s Out of the Pan and Bisexual Alliance Victoria Treasurer. She...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Fernanda Dahlstrom

FWF2020 Q&A: Fernanda Dahlstrom

Fernanda Dahlstrom is a FWF2020 panelist on Intersections of the Law.Fernanda is a writer, editor and lawyer. She has worked as a solicitor in criminal law, family law, child protection law and domestic violence law in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Her...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Nicole Lee

FWF2020 Q&A: Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee is a FWF2020 panelist on Our Culture of Violence. Nicole is a family violence survivor, passionate public advocate and previous member of Victoria’s first Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council. Is there a moment you recall that shaped your own idea of...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Raelee Lancaster

FWF2020 Q&A: Raelee Lancaster

Raelee Lancaster speaks on Feminism for All, as a part of our FWFTalks podcast series. Raelee is a writer, collaborator, creative producer and co-director of the National Young Writers Festival and was the recipient of a Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Enza Gandolfo

FWF2020 Q&A: Enza Gandolfo

Enza is a panelist on the FWF2020 Craftivism session.She is a writer and the author of two novels, Swimming (shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Prize) and The Bridge (shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2019), as well as the co-author of several...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Alice Robinson

FWF2020 Q&A: Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson speaks on Ecofeminism, as a part of our FWFTalks podcast series.Her debut novel, Anchor Point, was long-listed for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards. The Glad Shout was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and The Colin Roderick Literary Award...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Inga Simpson

FWF2020 Q&A: Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson speaks on Ecofeminism in our FWFTalks podcast series. Inga is the author of Understory: a life with trees, which was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Week Award for Nonfiction, as well as the novels Where the Trees...

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FWF2020 Q&A: Katerina Bryant

FWF2020 Q&A: Katerina Bryant

Katerina Bryant is a FWF2020 panelist speaking on The Politics of Health.Her first book is Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History. Is there a moment you recall that shaped your own idea of feminism? I remember the idea of...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Emma Dawson

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson is a former senior policy advisor to the Rudd and Gillard governments, and a regular commentator on the impact of policy and government initiatives on women. Along with Janet McCalman she has edited What Happens Next? which sets out a...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Danielle Clode

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Danielle Clode

Danielle Clode is a zoologist and award-winning author. Her latest book In Search of The Woman Who Sailed the World discovers the untold history of Jeanne Barret, who disguised herself as a man, was hired as a naturalist's assistant, and in 1775 became the first...

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FWF Q&A: Laura Elvery

FWF Q&A: Laura Elvery

Laura Elvery is the author of Ordinary Matter. What does feminism mean to you? Feminism inspires me to spend a lot of time considering women’s right to safety from domestic abuse, women’s reproductive rights, education for girls, incarceration rates in women’s...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Nardi Simpson

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Nardi Simpson

Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from North West NSW freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her debut novel, Song of the...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Christie Nieman

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Christie Nieman

Christie Nieman is an author, essayist, and one of the editors in the feminist collective responsible for the anthologies Just Between Us, Mothers and Others, and #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement. Where We Begin is her latest deeply compelling,...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Jacqueline Kent

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Jacqueline Kent

Jacqueline Kent is an award winning journalist, biographer and non-fiction writer. Her latest biography Vida: The Radical Life of Vida Goldstein tells the story of one of Australia's first campaigners for the rights of women. Is there a moment you recall that shaped...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Rhea Dempsey

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Rhea Dempsey

Rhea Dempsey is an educator, trainer, doula, counsellor, speaker, author and birth activist. Her book Beyond the Birth Plan: getting real about pain and power focuses on the importance of prenatal preparation in protecting against postnatal depression. Is there a...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Tara Moss

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Tara Moss

Tara Moss is the internationally bestselling author of 13 books. In 2015 Moss received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo. Her latest book is the...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Kate Mildenhall

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is an award winning writer and teacher. Her gripping second novel The Mother Fault is set in a not-too-distant dystopia. Is there a moment you recall that shaped your own idea of feminism? When I was a kid, my mum used to play my sister and I Don’t Be...

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Q&A: Emma Ashmere

Q&A: Emma Ashmere

Emma Ashmere’s short-story collection Dreams They Forgot is published by Wakefield Press. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Press Network MUBA prize. Her short stories have been widely published and shortlisted for the 2018...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: SL Lim

FWF Quarantine Q&A: SL Lim

SL Lim's novel Revenge rages against capitalism, hetero-supremacy, mothers, fathers, families – the whole damn thing. Is there a moment you recall that shaped your own idea of feminism? There are so many! When 53% of white women voters in the US chose Trump, when...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Victoria Hannan

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Victoria Hannan

Victoria Hannan was the winner of the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Kokomo is her debut novel. What does feminism mean to you? Feminism is a set of questions I ask myself. What can I do, how I can make things better for all...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Tegan Bennett Daylight

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Tegan Bennett Daylight

Tegan Bennett Daylight is a writer, teacher and critic. Her book The Details: On Love, Death and Reading is about the connections we form with literature and each other. What does feminism mean to you? It means equality: equal rights, equal pay, equal respect for...

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FWF Q&A: Jessie Tu

FWF Q&A: Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu is the author of A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing. What does feminism mean to you? It means centering myself as emblematic of how a full human being can be. Basically, giving myself and other women the honour, dignity, care, and attention that men have...

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FWF Quarantine Q&A: Ambelin Kwaymullina

FWF Quarantine Q&A: Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina is a writer, illustrator and law academic, who comes from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her book Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present’. What does feminism mean to you?...

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