The Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, invites you to celebrate Waverley Council’s International Women’s Day panel discussion Not so Pretty on Monday 8 March from 12 noon to 1.15pm via Zoom.
The event brings together an intriguing panel of writers to discuss the ugly truths explored through their recent works and celebrate the important role that female groundbreakers and storytellers play in inspiring all women to develop courage, resilience and strength to continue the fight for equality.
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“What I would like attendees to take away from our International Women’s Day event is that women and girls around the world have made tremendous efforts to shape a more equal future, and although there is much to be celebrated, there is still much to be done to achieve equality,” Mayor Masselos said.
“An equal world is an enabled world, and our International Women’s Day event is about raising awareness against bias, taking action for equality and celebrating the achievements of women in our community.”
Our panelists include:
* Sydney University researcher and PhD in sociology, Dr Tanya Bretherton, who has written four very successful books including the 2021 title The Husband Poisoner which is a story of a series of murders that struck at the very heart of domestic life and the terrible outcomes of some deadly decisions made by women in these situations
* Former ABC Radio and Middle East correspondent, Jess Hill, whose reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley Awards and an Amnesty International Award. Jess’s highly acclaimed debut book Look What You Made Me Do investigates the domestic violence emergency in Australia and won the 2020 Stella Prize and was a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction
*Sydney medical doctor Yumiko Kadota who resigned from hospital work after experiencing burnout as a surgeon and went on to write the memoir Emotional Female in which she talks very candidly about 70-hour shifts in surgery, the gruelling experiences faced by trainees and navigating a male-dominated medical specialty.
Not so Pretty is facilitated by author, lawyer and literary aficionado, Suzanne Leal.