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Digital Soapbox Series: Rosie Batty



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Family violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty discusses the joys of motherhood and the isolation and immense sorrow of loss, for M/OTHER's digital Soapbox Series.

You can watch other digital Soapboxes from Roz BellamyVeronica Gorrie and Becky Sui Zhen online, and hear from Madison Griffiths, Frankie van Kan and Jacinta Parsons in-person as part of the free Soapbox Series at the Moat on 3, 4 and 5 March respectively. 

Please note, this Soapbox Series address includes references to family and intimate partner violence, the death of a child and grief.

If you need assistance with any of these issues, you can learn more and seek advice via the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)Perintal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) and Beyond Blue.



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M/OTHER is a weekend of fearless conversation about the ways ‘motherhood’ is experienced, portrayed and labelled by those who mother, have been mothered, wish they were mothers, do not identify as mothers, cannot or do not want to mother, and by society at-large.




Rosie Batty

Rosie Batty became an outspoken crusader against family violence following the murder of her son, Luke, in February 2014. Through her personal tragedy she stepped into a leadership role to advocate for victims impacted by family violence. She was named Australian of the Year in January 2015 and made... Read more

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