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: April 18th 2019
THEME: The Skin I’m In
As women, we experience a complicated, life-long relationship with our bodies. Our society has strict if often unspoken guidelines as to how a woman must present herself and monitor her body. Weight is a constant source of anxiety for many of us as we walk the tightrope of pleasure and discipline in a world where thin privilege and fat prejudice is undeniable. The colour of our skin affects so much of our experience and identity, often coming with an entire universe of preconceived notions. Some of us will have children, where the biological functions of the body reign supreme. All of us are ageing, transforming our skin with brushstrokes of wrinkles, another strange experience we must face in the mirror every single day. Maybe our storytellers will dive deep or maybe they’ll just make us laugh. Whatever they choose to share, this April, we’ll be keeping you warm with inspiring and insightful stories from women of all ages.
Team 20s: Angelica Osuji was born in Brazil and moved to New Zealand in 2002. In 2007 she was in Auckland for Renu o Te Ra (The Edge of the Sun). After graduating from her Bachelor of performing Arts degree majoring in Contemporary dance in 2012, Angelica joined New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group founded by Neil Ieremia Black Grace. Angelica has travelled and worked professionally in New York dancing with Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop.
Team 30s: Hannah Rodger originally from Manchester, moved to Sydney with only a backpack in 2014. She is now the regional sales director for a global software company and the founder of Frankie Loves Lavender, a company focused on educating and empowering women to use natural solutions for their emotional, physical and environmental well-being every day. Sobriety is her superpower and she knows we are all more capable than we believe.
Team 40s: Lisa Rose is the Festival Director of Queer Screen, a not for profit charity that produces the Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest as well as supporting filmmakers creating LGBTIQ+ storytelling on screen. Lisa volunteered as a Board Director for 5 years before making the leap and turning her passion into a new career when she was appointed in May 2017. Lisa is passionate about driving female engagement and works tirelessly to advocate for diversity and inclusion.
Team 50s: Marina Go is Chair of Ovarian Cancer Australia, a non-executive director of Energy Australia, Autosports Group, 7-Eleven, Pro-Pac, and The Walkley Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board for the Centre For Media Transition at the University of Technology Sydney, a director of PWC’s Diversity Advisory Board, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was the first female Chair of Wests Tigers NRL Club and is the club’s Diversity Champion.
Team 60s: Beverly Baker served as the President of the Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations (NSW) advocating for parents with students in public schools. She has been instrumental in the establishment and running of a number of charities, notably the FSHD Global Research Foundation. Bev is a committed feminist. She is current CEO of the Aboriginal Education Council. Beverly brings her energy and enthusiasm to assisting older women retain their dignity and relevance in a society that too easily marginalises them. Beverly is currently Chair of the Board for the Older Women’s Network in NSW.
Team 80s: Eva Cox has been a lifetime social activist because her early experiences taught her the dangers of being an outsider. She was born into a Jewish family in Austria, just as Hitler marched in. She became a refugee in England during WW2 and arrived in Australia in 1948, as a 10 year old migrant with her mother. These early experiences influenced a long term commitment to addressing social injustice. This includes feminist changes to policies and power to make societies fairer, and reminding those in power we are citizens with social responsibilities, not just customers driven by self-interest, who want to live in a society, not an economy. At 81 years of age, Eva says her “skin” is pushing feminist utopian options to undermine the increasing level of macho economic bullshit!
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.