With feminism at the forefront of Australian political, social and economic rhetoric, our panellists write from various perspectives in Australia, America and Iran. They all explore how women are represented in history and fiction as well as in the fashion, modelling and sports industries.
Writer and former model, Cassie has worked extensively around the world. Returning to Melbourne, she quit modelling to complete a Master of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. Now working as a content writer, How to Dress a Dummy is her first book.
Born in the US and raised in Tehran, Tala has been named one of the Most Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek. Making her mark in the fashion world at an early age, she’s now devoted to celebrating and empowering women through her designs. For Raassi, fashion is freedom.
Author of She’s Having Her Baby, a funny and frank story about pregnancy, dating and modern parenting, and ultimately, the indomitable power of female friendship. Working as a freelance writer, Lauren’s been published in Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Delicious.
Starting out as a journalist for London’s tabloids Samantha moved to Australia for sun, sea and sex. After 13 years as a magazine writer in Sydney, she decided selling her body was far more lucrative and fun and the stories she heard were more fascinating than any story she’d covered.
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Presented by City of Sydney in collaboration with Better Read Than Dead.
The gallery space at Newtown Library is accessible only by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Speak Your Mind is series of panels that feature unique Australian voices from fiction authors and academics to activists and experts. Offering diverse perspectives on feminism, climate change, wellness, technology and race, this is an opportunity to join in the conversation.