All About Women – Sydney Opera House

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starstruck, thelma & louise

Grab some popcorn and settle in for some wild and wonderful feminist cinema. We’ll be screening classics, hearing from filmmakers, and exploring Australian film culture, all over one glorious day.

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azadeh moaveni

Thousands of women emigrated to Syria to create an Islamic state. Why? Join Pulitzer nominated journalist, Azadeh Moaveni, as she dissects the stereotype of the ISIS bride.

Taking a telescope to the night sky and a critical eye to our past, astrophysicist Jo Dunkley explores the universe while unearthing a line of stellar female astronomers who ran this risk of being consigned to the black hole of history.

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clementine ford & flex mami

Sometimes just a few words can change everything, but for many women, speaking up isn’t easy. Join Clementine Ford and Flex Mami in this empowering session about finding your voice and shouting it loud.

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stanislava pinchuk (miso)

Textiles are, and have historically been, a space where women have the freedom to create disruptive messages. Join artist Miso as she shares how her work follows the lineage of this radical practice.

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darcey steinke

Darcey Steinke was furious nobody warned her about the true experience of menopause. Join this raw, honest and intelligent exploration of the prejudice and power in this significant time in women’s lives.

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performance

Discover this riveting new piece by The Working Bitches and see them transform their personal stories into medicine, and libation, in a fierce, intersectional performance.

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yael stone, amelia telford, jean hinchliffe

Bushfires, flooding, extreme weather: the Australian landscape is changing in frightening ways. Meet three furious and unstoppable women fighting for climate justice.

In these dark and challenging times, who hasn’t thought of escaping the patriarchy to live in a feminist utopia? Meet the women whose separatist communes set them apart in the 1970s.

For more than 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, grandmothers and aunties have been pillars of the community. Don’t miss these panellists talk about the survival of matriarchal society.

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chanel miller

Join this inspiring survivor, Chanel Miller, for a triumphant account of how one brave voice can begin to change the system.

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jill stark, shanna whan & yumi stynes

From boozy benders to weeknight mummy wines to social media posts trumpeting newfound sobriety, our relationship with alcohol has never been more complicated.

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jess hill & sanam maher

Sanam Maher and Jess Hill, expert journalists on gendered abuse, come together in a cross cultural discussion to unpack male entitlement and female vulnerability.

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bri lee & carly findlay

What does it mean to be beautiful – and how can we change our own definitions? You’re invited to a deep dive into how we think about appearance, beauty and the female body with Bri Lee and Carly Findlay.

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Join Google Creative Lab Creative Director and prominent trans community member, Tea Uglow, to contemplate whether tech needs to be gendered.

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Welcome to the bold and vibrant world of African head wraps. From the streets of Nairobi to the catwalks of Paris, headwraps are an accessory that highlight the beauty, independence and power of a woman.

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Join this rotating, evoling, three-hour conversation between the All About Women community: speakers, prominent Sydneysiders, and you.

Discover the political and campaign machinations behind the successful passage of The Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 featuring insider accounts from the key players who got it over the line.

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gina rippon

For centuries, science has been trying to prove that men’s and women’s brains are different. Cognitive researcher, Gina Rippon, smashes this persistent myth and reveals the politics and prejudice behind it.

Join the creator of All About Women’s amazing illustrations, designer Alice Oehr for a digital drawing class with a difference.

Join us for a special, All About Women edition of the popular monthly event, Generation Women. Revel in great storytelling, unexpected voices and shared wisdom spanning the ages.

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Trans Pride Australia called on their members to submit personal experiences of using public bathrooms. A selection of these quotes will be featured on bathroom mirrors throughout the Sydney Opera House at All About Women.

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Lavender, peppermint, rosemary… essential oils have powerful emotional, cosmetic and aromatherapeutic actions. Harness their power and make a beautiful blend just for you in this fun and informative workshop.

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Immerse yourself in an interactive digital storytelling journey as members of our LGBTQI+ community take you through the love and tears of childhoods spent in their mothers’ kitchens.

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charlotte wood

An unmissable session for writers aspiring, established or just interested, to learn how bestselling novelist Charlotte Wood builds believable characters, resists cliche, and allows for complexity.

Free

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free photography exhibition

South Sudanese artis Atong Atem’s outdoor photographic exhibition ‘Portraits’ pays homage to and reclaims ethnographic West African studio photography of the 1960s to comment on contemporary colonialism and cultural identity.

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