In the lead-up to Girls Write Up Brisbane, we asked some of the festival artists to tell us what advice they would give to their teenage selves.
Read Up is about reading towards empowerment. It is a map for young people aged 15–24 to help guide their thinking about things that matter: sexuality, relationships, gender, minds and bodies, and diverse cultures.
Write Up delivers specifically designed programs for small groups of young people who are currently outside of the traditional education system. These unique residential events seek to foster confidence and a sense of belonging, and to equip participants with the skills and self-belief to share their own stories.
To complement Girls Write Up this year, the Stella Schools Program has introduced an online zine, Talking Back!
Writers from different generations and communities share their experiences as both givers and recipients of the support, advice and wisdom shaping their craft and creativity.
It’s hard to believe that award-winning authors J.C. Burke, Amie Kaufman and Mariko Tamaki still have to battle stereotypes in their books and their careers. Join these authors as they look at the future of women in YA literature.
Writer Shu-Ling Chua reflects on sex, rules, and respect in her response to the provocation No One Way To Be Asian in Australia.
Emerging writer Sanna Wei responds to the provocation ‘No One Way To Be Asian In Australia’ with a story of family, love and hard choices.
Comics artist and illustrator Rachel Ang responds to the provocation “No One Way To Be Asian In Australia” with a comic about racism, relationships and awakenings.
What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia?
At this special schools event, writers Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Alison Whittaker and Holly Throsby will each present a piece of new writing that empowers women’s bodies.
Our Pushback blog series offers a space for alternative voices that reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. Now, we’ve compiled a list of resources and further reading to encourage deeper consideration and greater understanding of the complex intersections between faith, identity and feminism.