Tickets are now available for our next storytelling show on July 19.
Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+.
Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique storytelling evening that brings together women, from a plethora of backgrounds, professions and ages. The Generation Women Sydney team guarantee a hilarious, warm alternative, to your week night out. Join us for a joyous evening of wicked comedy and raw honesty.
Team 20s: Georgia Grace is a sex educator and intimacy coach. She aims to bring mindfulness to sex and empower people to love their sensuality through intimate, authentic and fun connections with self and others. She offers coaching for individuals, couples and groups and help people to meet or reclaim their sensual identity. With training in direct experiential learning, Georgia applies a client-centred approach to educate and support people to become more aware of their bodies, sex and sexuality.
Team 30s: Wendy Mocke is a Papua New Guinean NIDA Acting graduate and an emerging playwright. She is a resident writer at Jute Theatre Company (Cairns) and in August this year, Wendy will be undertaking an Artist Residency program at the University of Sydney in work that she has created & developed.
Team 40s: Jacqueline Maley is a columnist and senior writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age newspapers, where she writes about politics, people and social affairs. She has also worked on staff at The Guardian in London and The Australian Financial Review, as well as contributing to numerous other publications including Gourmet Traveller and Marie Claire. In 2016 she won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist and was nominated for a Walkley Award.
Team 50s: Kathy Kelly is an Inspirational speaker and advocate for self-harm prevention, violence prevention such as “The One Punch Law” as well as the “Financial Hardship Program” for victims of domestic and non-domestic violence. After experiencing unimaginable tragedy, she draws on her resilience and strength to empower others; the ultimate gift.
Team 70s: Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author of more than eighty books for young people. Translated and adapted for stage and screen,her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland. Her most recent awards include the Alice Award, 2014 for a body of work, and the Asher Literary Award, 2017, a peace prize.
Hosted by Dr. Elaine Laforteza.
July’s Theme: Nature Vs Nurture
The nature vs. nurture debate involves whether human behaviour is determined at birth or during a person’s life. It’s the age old debate that never gets old. Was Rosa Parks destined to not give her seat up on the bus? Was it just chance that Billie Jean King battled for equal pay? Was Malala Yousafzai born, or did she learn to say ‘enough is enough’?
Their power was simple, they said no and spoke up. By taking a stand they changed history. Tonight, we’re going to change ‘his story’ too. Nature tells us that women are the weaker sex, nurture tells us the same – but dressed up in pastel pink from the Kmart toy aisle to the Victoria Secret Runway.
But despite the ‘man’s man’s world’ we live in when it comes to the nature vs. nurture debate…everyday women are extraordinary. Let’s not look at the world at how it is, and say this enough, that’s our deal. Afterall, it was Mahalia Jackson, who shouted out to Martin Luther King Jr. “Tell them about the dream”.
Come and have your spirit ignited, your sides tickled with comedy, your voice heard at ‘Generation Women’. A night not to be missed.
A percentage of all tickets sales will be donated to the Black Dog Institute.
*Concession tickets and Giant Dwarf members ticket discount available!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.