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Dates are flexible, but there are limited spaces available for this incursion.

‘It is my responsibility to talk about my experiences. It is my power. With my words, I hope to give other women the confidence to use their own.’

Roia Atmar, Season 2 Tender

We all know the importance of teaching consent and respect in the classroom. But what does the language of consent actually sound like? What are the green lights that signal respect and consent in relationships (and the red lights that don’t)?

Tender is an award-winning podcast that thoughtfully explores the way that women reconstruct their lives and identities after leaving abusive relationships. Through the intimacy of audio storytelling, each season follows one woman’s journey as she gradually comes to know herself again, and reclaims her right to tell her own story in her own words.

In these special incursions, producers of Tender, Bethany Atkinson-Quinton and Madison Griffiths, will lead two 90-minute workshops in each participating school. Teens will have the chance to share their stories and ideas in audio recordings that will be edited by Bethany and Madison to make up a special episode of Tender, which will be released through the Wheeler Centre and Tender.

These workshops may contain discussion of sensitive subjects such as abuse, and are recommended for students in years 10 & 11. Please contact Youth Programming Manager Bec Kavanagh to enquire about booking: bec.kavanagh@wheelercentre.com

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This is a free event. Bookings are essential. Please email bec.kavanagh@wheelercentre.com to enquire about this program

Featuring

Beth Atkinson-Quinton

Beth Atkinson-Quinton is the Wheeler Centre’s audio producer, and a broadcaster, audio producer, and artistic programmer living and working on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation. Beth is the co-founder of podcast network Broadwave where she mentors emerging audio producers. Beth presents we... Read more

Madison Griffiths

Madison Griffiths is a writer, artist and poet whose work has been published in VICE, SBS, Overland, Daily Life, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Catapult and Going Down Swinging, amongst others. She is also an online editor at literary youth journal Voiceworks and the co-host of pedestrian.tv... Read more

Portrait of Bec Kavanagh
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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