Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

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I don't really know quite where to start with this one. I'm sitting here with "Eggshell Skull" in my lap; it's beautiful pastel pink cover, which stares up at me with seemingly unsuspecting innocence, still draws me in for what was once a casual flick through it's pages. Only now, this action is impregnated with … Continue reading Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be included in the Melbourne audience of a live interview session with Mari Andrew. When I discovered that this event, "Mari Andrew on Growing Up," was coming to Melbourne you can count on the fact that I let out a little squeal. I was so excited to … Continue reading Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

Will any boys be reading Robert Webb’s “How Not to be a Boy?”

Part memoir, part call to arms for all men and boys against toxic masculinity, could this be the perfect partner in crime, the male equivalent, for Clementine Ford's "Fight Like a Girl?" The title had me sold. The words inside were quite good also. Not quite a fan of "Peep Show" myself, I was formerly unaware … Continue reading Will any boys be reading Robert Webb’s “How Not to be a Boy?”

The call to arms we all needed but didn’t know it: Clementine Ford’s “Fight Like a Girl”

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I vaguely remember being drawn to the loud cover of Clementine Ford's "Fight Like a Girl" in a bookstore, but choosing to walk past. The bright orange letters in their uncontrite font seemed to be asking, no, demanding something of me and I will not be spoken to like that. It was clear that anger … Continue reading The call to arms we all needed but didn’t know it: Clementine Ford’s “Fight Like a Girl”

Both still outragingly relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer”

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On a whim, I picked myself up a copy of Eve Ensler's collection of writings to stop violence against women - "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer."  Hate to be the bearer of irritatingly devastating news but after being first published in 2007, more than a decade later this work is still so … Continue reading Both still outragingly relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer”

Larry Moss’ “The Intent to Live” is the Modern Day Bible for Every Actor and Director

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When I was a high school student I was made aware of this thing called "theatre" when our drama class went on an excursion to see "Blood Will Have Blood"  directed by John Sheedy and performed by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts third year acting students. On the bus back to school, my … Continue reading Larry Moss’ “The Intent to Live” is the Modern Day Bible for Every Actor and Director