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Bodies Anonymous with Dr Melissa Kang


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Legendary Dolly Doctor Melissa Kang unpacks the shame and secrecy around bodies in this edition of Lunch Orders.

Watch the live stream from 12.30pm Wednesday 1 May

About the Event

For this Lunch Order, we’re joined by none other than legendary Dolly Doctor, Dr Melissa Kang, to talk about the hideously embarrassing totally normal things we all want to know about our bodies but can feel too ashamed to ask.

This event will be available to watch on this page from 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 May 2024.


Lunch Orders is generously supported by George and Rosa Morstyn.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. 

About the Book


Learn more about Melissa’s latest book, Welcome to Sex.

About Lunch Orders

While you’re nourishing your body, let us feed your mind. In Term 2, Lunch Orders is delivering a discourse on bodies. How do they work? How can we learn to feel good about them? How can we make space in society for all bodies?

Each serving will open with a 10-minute soapbox from an expert. They will then be joined by The Wheeler Centre’s Youth Programming Manager, Bec Kavanagh, for a Q&A that enriches and expands on their ideas.

Lunch Orders will have you back into the schoolyard with time to spare, and a few extra facts to pack in your lunchbox too. 

Lunch Orders


Melissa Kang

Most people know Dr Melissa Kang as the longest-serving expert behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column, but she’s also a practising medical doctor for marginalised young people and has academic roles at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney. She is fifth-generation M... Read more

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne-based writer and academic whose work examines the representation of women’s bodies in literature. She has appeared at the Melbourne and Sydney Writers Festivals and on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily. Bec has judged a number of literary prizes, including the V... Read more

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