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The F Word Address: Caroline Wilson
At the first F Word Address in November – the Wheeler Centre's inaugural feminist year in review – Caroline Wilson reflects on the year that was. How have the last 12 months altered or entrenched her personal sense of feminism? How do milestones, such as the launch of the AFL Women’s League this year, bolster her sense of progress? What does she see as the wins this year for Australian women and what are the ongoing challenges?
Brave, bold and tenacious – Wilson is a star of Australian sports journalism and she knows a thing or two about blazing trails. Who better to deliver the Wheeler Centre’s inaugural F Word Address – an annual event that will be part feminist stocktake, part personal reflection, from an outstanding Australian woman.
Starting her career in the early 1980s, Caroline Wilson has won many significant firsts, including first female recipient of the AFL Gold Media award. In recent years she’s won praise – and gained a few powerful enemies – for her fearless opinion writing on the Essendon supplements scandal. Throughout her career at the Age, she’s won a Walkley Award, a Graham Perkin Award, a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award and if there was an award for staring down reactionary nonsense – she definitely would have won that too.