Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Why are women so mean to each other? Why the raking gaze in the change room, the disdainful glare on the train? Why the gleeful ‘celebrities without makeup’ magazine stories? Why is women’s culture so often strung through with this insidious, unspoken sense of competition?
Kate Holden, ashamed of her own judgmental tendencies, will try to work out why, in a world where women have so much to share, we are sometimes anything but fair.
Kate Holden is the author of the memoirs In My Skin: A memoir and The Romantic: Italian nights and days. She wrote a long-running column for the Age and has published features, reviews, essays and short stories in all the major Australian journals and newspapers.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.