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Clementine Ford

12 March 2018

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Monday 12 March, 4:30pm
Street 1

Street Talk

Diversity Arts Australia’s Glazia Perez talks about Stories from the Future and the recent ACT workshop with culturally diverse creatives and arts workers at The Street. “The ACT doesn’t diverge far from the national perspectives, but each state brings their own focus and the ACT was especially focused on advocating for sustainable support systems for artists and united approach to creating change with other artists.”

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What next for #MeToo

When Clementine Ford went to post one of her own #MeToo moments, she found herself feeling shame and self-doubt, paused before publishing, and concluded: no amount of exposure and feminist vigilance can completely undo the work of decades of cultural conditioning.

Since then, Clementine has published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity, and reviewed the movement itself:

"For me, the potential of #MeToo is in the way it's helped women to reframe as significant the experiences we learnt at some time to absorb as meaningless or irrelevant."

Hear Clementine speak on the way women are silenced. How when they speak out, they are questioned, cross-examined, and dismissed. And how women question and undervalue their own experiences.

Join Clementine for a discussion of what next for #MeToo with Muse Program Director and co-chair of the Feminist Writers Festival Nikki Anderson, followed by an audience Q&A .

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life and is a regular contributor to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as on TV with ABC’s QandA, Channel Nine’s Mornings and is a frequent contributor to Network Ten’s The Project. Through her twice weekly columns for Daily Life, Clementine explores issues of gender inequality and pop culture. Her ability to use both humour and distilled fury to lay bare ongoing issues affecting women has earned her a huge and loyal readership amongst both women and men. Clementine’s work has radically challenged the issues of men’s violence against women, rape culture and gender warfare in Australia, while her comedic take on casual sexism and entertainment has earned her a reputation as an accomplished satirist. Clementine’s number one mission is to speak openly and honestly about the state of the world as we live in it. She hopes to give other women the language and confidence to articulate their own feelings of frustration and anger. Follow Clementine Ford: Twitter | Facebook

Nikki Anderson has worked in the literary arena for almost two decades, including as a literary agent in Spain and acting publisher at Spinifex Press. She has managed festival programs and planned and executed author tours and exhibitions throughout Asia. She is a literary and communications consultant and manages the Australian Embassy Beijing’s annual Australian Writers Week.


Presented by Festival Muse 2018 - Your reason to stay this Canberra day!
Festival Muse 2018 is a concentrated program of events hosted by Muse in Kingston over the Canberra Day long weekend featuring writers, thinkers, activists and artists celebrating passion in all its forms.

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