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, intimate literary salon that brings together women of all ages.
NEXT SHOW: May 23rd 2019
THEME: Fake News: What I Stopped Believing
Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt and mislead so this month we’ve invited our storytellers to explore the process of unlearning something harmful or simply untrue about the person they really are, their beliefs or potential. Whatever they choose to share, humorous or heartfelt, we know it’s going to inspire and delight.
Team 20s: Vicky X Xu is a stand-up comedian and former ABC journalist. She was born and raised in China and much of her work is focused on human rights abuses in China and China’s interference in Australian politics. Vicky describes herself as a “news bitch that will make you laugh”.
Team 30s: Alison Callan is a bestselling author, empathic and heart-led global Success and Clarity coach to aspiring female entrepreneurs. Her mission is to champion the introverted and intuitive women starting in business or taking their professions by storm, to ensure they step up to be seen, and heard.
Team 40s: Shane LadyMoon co-owns and operates Illawarra’s longest running comedy business, founded Wollongong’s biggest annual clothes swap, runs an event management & production company, volunteers at a huge range of community events, trains and mentors aspiring female stand-up comedians, belly dances, drums and even has a chainsaw license. A finger in every pie. A Shane of all trades.
Team 50s: Jane Mathews worked in advertising selling everything from deodorant to diamonds, swanning about all over the world before settling in Sydney and happily calling Paddo home. She is the proud (and slightly flabbergasted) author of two books, “The Art of Living Alone and Loving It” and “Midlife Manifesto”. She remains cheerfully flawed but has reinvention up her sleeve as her superpower. Jane loves her life as an advocate for solo living and her new career as a Not-Your-Ordinary tour guide.
Team 60s: Jenna Price is an academic at the University of Technology Sydney and a Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times columnist who has worked as a journalist for 40 years. She has a BA and a masters by research and is in the midst of a PhD. She is married with three adult kids. One of the co-founders of Destroy the Joint, which runs the Counting Dead Women campaign. Jenna is spending about half the time on social media that she did 12 months ago.
Team 70s: Christine Greenough is an Actor/Director/Producer with over 40 years experience in theatre film and TV. She has studied at Maggie Haber Studios and with Howard Fine in LA and Australia. She is a stand-up storyteller who has told throughout Australia, Asia and US. Christine loves all genres of story and has performed/told in all venues from pubs to main stage.
Hosted by Dr. Elaine Laforteza
Courtyard bar opens at 6pm for a 7pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
This event will be supported with food options provided by Two Good. For every meal purchased, Two Good gives an identical one to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors.
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.