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The F Word: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s essay ‘Bad Feminist’ was described by the Guardian as ‘the most persuasive feminist recruitment drive in recent memory’: she argues for embracing the values of feminism, while admitting her own contradictions and imperfections as a feminist.
Her book of the same name – a vibrant, provocative, thoughtful collection of essays that blend pop culture, memoir, and politics –…
Tracks, Trails and Other Journeys
One woman ate, prayed and loved her way around the world, from New York to Bali. One walked across the Australian interior, with only camels and a dog for company. Another was born in Syria, grew up in Michigan and lived a gritty adult life in New York’s East Village art scene. And the man who was once Australian Adventurer…
Language demands that we put things in neat, normalised categories. Words like ‘fat’ become shorthand for unattractive or lazy. Labels like ‘black’ or ‘Asian’ are applied to people who may identify simply as Australian. Too often, we make assumptions about sexuality and gender based on how someone dresses, speaks or styles themselves.
But bodies resist being pigeonholed by language. Words…
In partnership with the Sustainable Living Festival, Simran Sethi shares her wisdom on food, sustainability and climate change with the Wheeler Centre.
The good news for the human among us (i.e. everyone) is that her approach is both passionate and imperfect. For example, she eats – and ‘loves’ – meat, despite her status as a high-profile environmental journalist and educator…
GALAs 2015: For Five. A Gala for five year olds with Julia Donaldson.
What’s a fifth birthday celebration without something just perfect for five year olds?
We invited children’s author and entertainer Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, to take young readers on a musical and storytelling adventure – along with her many creations, including the Gruffalo.
This is a wonderful opportunity for kids be entertained by a favourite children’s author, and…
GALAs 2015: On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.
2015 marks the Wheeler Centre’s fifth birthday, and to celebrate, we bring you a very special chapter of our beloved annual tradition: A Gala Night of Storytelling.
A dozen of Australia’s best writers and storytellers came together in the Melbourne Town Hall on one big night, to share their take on a central theme: ‘five’.
You'll hear stories from Maxine Beneba…
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