Take It From Me
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Unsure if your lockdown lover is really the love of your life? Reeling after another sorry sexcapade? Worry no more, as Australia’s most infamous late-night relationship advice panel returns to solve all your romantic woes.
Join modern-day Dr Feelgood and mistress of ceremonies Jess McGuire alongside two alluring and equally unqualified special guests Ella Baxter and Dr Melissa Kang as they dish out potentially unwise counsel for dating dramas and erotic enquiries submitted anonymously by our audience.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival
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Ella Baxter is a writer and artist living on unceded land of the Wurundjeri people. In her spare time she runs a small business making bespoke death shrouds. Her debut novel, New Animal, was released through Allen and Unwin in March 2021. She is currently writing her second novel, Woo Woo.
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 Malaysian-Chinese Anglo-Australian, which makes specialising in adolescent sexuality and sexual health all the more interesting. She continues to speak about these topics in the mainstream media.
Melissa has co-written, with Yumi Stynes, Welcome to Consent and Welcome to Your Period.
Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.
Got a relationship conundrum? A sexual dilemma? Are your questions about love and relationships leaving you stumped? Don’t worry, we got you. Take It From Me will solve all your romantic quandaries.
Our expert panel of strangers will dissect your love life and set you on the path to happily ever after with some context-free and ill-informed advice. Secretly pining for your sexy but sociopathic ex-butcher? Hopelessly embroiled in a dead-end love affair with a dead ringer for Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys? Our advisers bring a wealth of experience from mostly irrelevant fields, and nut out solutions to your dilemmas.