Sat, 18 May | Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

#MeToo

In October 2017, the hashtag MeToo went viral. Thirty-five contributors share their own #MeToo stories, analysis and commentary to survey the movement in an Australian context. Join contributors Kerri Sackville, Kaya Wilson, Jenna Guillaume and Natasha Rai as they discuss #MeToo.
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#MeToo

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18 May 2019, 6:30 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

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About the Event

Join contributors Kerri Sackville, Kaya Wilson, Jenna Guillaume and Natasha Rai as they discuss #MeToo.

This is a free event but RSVPs are essential. Be quick!

About the Book

In October 2017, the hashtag MeToo went viral. Since then we've watched controversy erupt around movie moguls, and award-winning actors and authors. We've talked about tracking the movement back via Helen Garner, Rosie Batty and Hannah Gadsby. We've discussed #NotAllMen, toxic masculinity and trolls. We've seen the #MeToo movement evolve and start to accuse itself - has it gone too far? Is it enough? What does it mean in this country?

And still, women are not safe from daily, casual sexual harassment and violence.

In this collection thirty-five contributors share their own #MeToo stories, analysis and commentary to survey the movement in an Australian context. This collection resists victimhood. It resists silence. It insists on change.

"An extremely important anthology" - Tracey Spicer.

About the Panel:

Kerri Sackville is an author, columnist and social commentator. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, SBS Life and news.com.au, and she makes regular appearances on television and radio. Kerri is the author of three books, including Out There: A Survival Guide for Dating in Midlife (Echo 2018). She lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs with her three kids and a recalcitrant cat.

Kaya Wilson is a writer and tsunami scientist based in Sydney. He writes with a focus on transgender issues and queer identity.

Jenna Guillaume is a journalist and author who grew up in Wollongong and now lives in Sydney. She has been writing about pop culture, identity, feminism and social media at BuzzFeed for the last five years, and was previously features editor at Girlfriend. Her debut novel What I Like About Me (Pan Macmillan) was published in 2019.

Natasha Rai is a Sydney-based writer whose first novel was longlisted for the 2017 Richell Prize and 2018 KYD Unpublished Manuscript award. Her writing explores human growth and resilience in contemporary family and cultural contexts. When not writing, Natasha can be found curled up on the couch reading. She is fond of tipping back a glass or two of wine and to date has enjoyed a varied career from teaching, to building renewable energy projects and counselling. She is currently working on her third novel.

#MeToo Contributors

Timmah Ball # Arielle Cottingham # Alison Croggon # Carly Findlay # Sarah Firth # Eugenia Flynn # Ginger Gorman # Jenna Guillaume # Liz Hall-Downs # Nicole Hayes # Shakira Hussein # Eleanor Jackson # Kath Kenny # Natalie Kon-yu # Sylvie Leber # Rebecca Lim # Jenni Mazaraki # Fleur McDonald # Christie Nieman # Greta Parry # Rashmi Patel # Fiona Patten # Ruby Pivet # Natasha Rai # Candy Royalle # Kerri Sackville # Simone Sheridan and Ailsa Wild # Maggie Scott # Harriet Shing # Miriam Sved # Maria Takolander # Heather Taylor-Johnson # Helen Thurloe # Kaya Wilson

About the Editors

Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-Yu and Miriam Sved are a Melbourne-based feminist group of writers, editors and academics. They have published two previous anthologies on the female experience, Mothers & Others and Just Between Us.

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