Nick Cook’s new book is the incredible story of communities taking action and fighting back. Amidst the dark years of an epidemic, marginalised communities rallied to protect their own, forming organisations to give themselves a voice.
How does one person make a difference? Samantha Power’s memoir shows how she balanced her activist nature with her work as presidential Cabinet official, along with the challenges she faced in developing her own idealism.
Natalie D-Napoleon’s poem is from a body of work that explores motherhood, from both a political and personal perspective, and the silencing of women’s voices.
Through the eyes of five remarkable women, Clare Wright explores the battle for women’s votes. Wright reestablishes these forgotten suffragettes and ensures that history will remember their inspiring example.
The Museum of Inherited Memories exhibits artistic interpretations of the shifting shapes of memories over time.
Equal parts funny, empowering and moving, Lindy West’s book of essays The Witches Are Coming focuses on feminism and protest, asking us not to despair, but to be empowered and to act.
After an unprecedented bushfire season, the curious protagonist of Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems considers our planet, the climate crisis and chance.
The theme of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s yearly program is ‘solastalgia’ which asks what the response of art will be in face of destruction, dispossession and the climate crisis. The program was kicked off with moving works from Nick Moir, Tony Curran and Waratah Lahy, and Hannah Bronte.
In her poems, Leila explores a personal sense of origin that, like the ocean, binds several landscapes and times, coming back to the idea that a timeless, boundless love pervades.
In San Francisco four refugees arrive fleeing harassment and violence, only to find that their freedom in the US is still uncertain. In the age of Trump’s anti-immigration, seeking asylum can take years and too often they find themselves struggling with basic human rights and needs.
For They Know Not What They Do shines a light on love, gender, sexuality and faith. Focusing on gay and transgender Americans and their devout families, it gives an insight into the mechanics and struggles of acceptance.