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Tressie McMillan Cottom

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With Thick, Tressie McMillan Cottom delivered a treatise on beauty, media, money, misogyny and race, a searing analysis animated by the ‘radical idea …[that] black women are rational and human’.

An award-winning sociologist, professor and author described as ‘transgressive, provocative, and brilliant’ by her Hear to Slay co-host Roxane Gay, McMillan Cottom works her way through politics, history, sociology and culture with critical dexterity and unapologetic force. 

In conversation with Aminatou Sow.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom

‘Being too much of one thing and not enough of another had been a recurring theme in my life. I was, like many young women, expected to be small so that boys could expand and white girls could shine. When I would not or could not shrink, people made sure that I knew I had erred.’ Tressie McMil... Read more

Aminatou Sow

‘When you talk about a lack of “insert minority” into “insert any industry”, what you’re also saying is that you’re not willing to support the people who are actually there.’ Aminatou Sow is a writer and cultural commentator. She co-hosts with Ann Friedman the hit podcast Call Your ... Read more

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Melbourne Town Hall

90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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