Right Now Radio – Special Interview With Catherine Simmonds

By Right Now Radio
Two women, back to back

“I think we have to be very aware about where we’re heading, what our youth are thinking about, what we’re talking about, rather than consuming it without thought”

Anna Dorevitch talks to Catherine Simmonds, the Artistic Director of “In Bed with the Elephant in the Room” – a collaboration between Platform Youth Theatre and Project Respect that explores the impact of the pornography and sex industries on society.  Developed with sex workers, victims of trafficking, men and youth, this brave theatre project asks questions about the culture and cost of these industries.  A post-performance forum discussing the intersection between art and activism in this area will be held on 19 November 2013 at 7 pm at the Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd Brunswick.  Tune in for details!



Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.