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Soapbox Series: Jacinta Parsons



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Radio host and writer Jacinta Parsons discusses female ageing and ageism for the final instalment of M/OTHER's free Soapbox Series.


Getting older is inescapable. But what are the political, social and emotional impacts of ageing for women? And why is society so resistant to the idea of women getting older?

Jacinta Parsons’ latest work A Question of Age confronts these questions head on, exploring ideas such as female rage, social constructs of ageing and how women age.

Between M/OTHER panels, meet us at The Moat as Jacinta Parsons takes to the soapbox to confront expectations around mothers’ ageing, the changes to the motherhood experience that occur as children grow up, and what it means to be a ‘mother of a certain age’.

This is the third and final Soapbox event taking place over M/OTHER. You can also hear from podcaster and writer Madison Griffiths on Friday 3 March, and writer, performance artist and sex worker Frankie van Kan on Saturday 4 March.



Conversations in M/OTHER may include references to topics such as mental health, reproductive rights, and childbirth. 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.

About the book

The bookseller for this event is Neighbourhood Books.


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.




Jacinta Parsons

Jacinta Parsons is a broadcaster, writer and public speaker who currently hosts the Afternoon program on ABC Local Radio Melbourne. She released her debut memoir, Unseen: The Secret Life of Chronic Illness in 2020 and recently released her second book A Question of Age: Women, ageing and the forever... Read more


The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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