Broadly Speaking: Meaning, Mysticism and Manifestation
For aeons, humans have sought out systems of meaning to make sense of the patterns of our lives. In recent years, there’s been a resurgence and reclaiming of mysticism and alternative practices such as astrology, tarot and manifestation, particularly among women, non-binary people, queer communities and communities of colour.
These practices can provide spiritual and practical direction and pathways to…
Sarah Krasnostein: The Believer
Join award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein in conversation with Maria Tumarkin as they take a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing.
With her award-winning debut The Trauma Cleaner, Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book The Believer, she explores the extraordinary beliefs and convictions…
The 2021 Stella Prize winner in Conversation
In 2021, the Stella Prize longlist once again spoke to the ingenuity, varied perspectives and talent of Australian women writers. It spanned short stories, personal essays, a novel in translation, and a novel for young adults; works that explore people and animals through the lens of fiction and non-fiction; and an extraordinary five of the twelve nominated books are by…
Last Words: Voluntary Assisted Dying
For years, the topic of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) has sent moral and ethical ripples through Australian political, civil and personal debate. Since VAD legislation came into effect in Victoria in June 2019, more than one hundred people have received legal and medical assistance to die.
At this important panel discussion in April, we heard from medical and legal experts…
Women at the Edge: Access and Beyond
This online event, part of our Women at the Edge series in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East, brings together a group of women with lived experience of disability to share their wisdom about accessibility in regional communities, and together, explore what a future vision for access, inclusion and participation for all could look like.
Featuring Moira Shire General Manager…
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
For decades, we’ve heard seers of all stripes declaring that ‘everything is political’. In 2020, though, you might be forgiven for reading that with a note of exhaustion. The hopeful overtures of the open internet have well and truly descended into countless – endless – jibes and arguments. Cancelled columnists (and cartoonists) heave their laptops open to lament their newfound…
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