Rewriting Masculinity: Larrikins, Power and Accountability
What kind of stories do we tell about men? Is there enough space within these stories to simultaneously hold men accountable, and encourage them to grow?
Research shows that societal pressure on men to conform to rigid ideals of masculinity (dominance, control, risk-taking, hypersexuality, heterosexuality, stoicism and aggression) is prevalent and dangerous, not just to men themselves, but to the…
Postcards From Abroad
Paul Auster: Burning Boy
Paul Auster is a true giant of contemporary literature. Acclaimed for his best-selling works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including The New York Trilogy, Invisible, and The Brooklyn Follies, Auster writes complex and daring tales of humans experiencing, anticipating or searching for something lost, something they are struggling to comprehend.
In his newest book, Burning Boy…
Pah! Deaf Storytelling Night
‘Pah!’: to realise; to become suddenly aware; to show someone you understand them; a colloquial sign widely used within the Deaf community.
The inaugural Pah! Deaf Storytelling Night brings together emerging and established d/Deaf storytellers with a variety of communication styles, whose stories will delight and surprise you. Join us for an evening of watching, listening and understanding lived experiences…
The Gender Binary and Beyond
Our sense of identity shapes our understanding of the world around us: how we see ourselves, how we think others see us, our experience of our bodies, with all their possibilities and limitations, contribute to the meaning and sense of purpose we feel in our community.
Gender is a vital facet of identity. Societies that privilege a gender binary expect…
Bonus Episode 11 Pill Pop Live: Growing Up Disabled in Australia
Pill Pop hosts Izzie Austin and Silvi Vann-Wall alongside Jane Rosengrave, Lucy Carpenter and Carly Findlay.
‘This book will change history. It’s the first of its kind in Australia. And I hope it won’t be the last. We deserve better representation in literature.’
Edited by writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay, Growing Up Disabled in Australia captures the complexity and nuance of life with disability, reflected by its diverse range of more than 40 contributors. The landmark anthology offers disabled people of all backgrounds and life experiences a chance to see themselves reflected on the page, in a world that should – but often doesn’t – accommodate impairment as an expected aspect of human diversity.
In this live Pill Pop event, recorded at the Wheeler Centre, hosts Silvi Vann-Wall and Izzie Austin were joined by Growing Up Disabled in Australia editor Carly Findlay and contributors Lucy Carpenter and Jane Rosengrave to discuss the anthology and the experiences explored within.
Content warning: this episode includes discussions of physical and mental illness.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay. A rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough. Contributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more. Get in touch
We want to hear from our listeners! Tweet us your own love stories while chronically ill at @PillPopCast, or send us an email at email@example.com.
Hosted, produced and edited by Silvi Vann-Wall and Izzie Austin, this episode celebrates the release of Growing Up Disabled in Australia.
This podcast was recorded live at the Wheeler Centre on 15 April 2021.
This series is produced in partnership with the Wheeler Centre's Signal Boost programme. Mentorship and production support from Jon Tjhia, Beth Atkinson-Quinton and Bec Fary.
Music: 'Dip Dop' by Barrie GleddenTranscript
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Lynette Wallworth in Conversation
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Multi-Emmy Award-winning artist Lynette Wallworth is bringing her new solo show How To Live to RISING, where she turns…
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