Friday Feminartsy Finds

Good Morning Feminartsy Community,

Writer, feminist, and activist Audre Lorde (right) and a friend in a still from Before Stonewall.

I’m going to be brief today, because I want to leave you as much time as possible to read this week’s selection of essays.

The Guardian has published an article on Indigenous Australian women’s submission to the UN. The article details how trauma and discrimination contribute to the reprehensible processes of mass incarceration of Indigenous peoples (and especially women) in Australia, and how that contributes to policies and practices of child removal.

The Atlantic has detailed many of the materials and stories contained in Before Stonewall – a documentary detailing queer life in the US prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Keeping with the history theme, the New Yorker has an essay on the legacy of women’s suffrage.

Finally, my three favourite long reads from the week come from: Alexis Wright in the Sydney Review of Books on a self-governing literature; Feminartsy alumn Shu-Ling Chua in Meanjin on sex/pain/men/trauma, and; Garth Greenwell in the Paris Review on ‘Iris Murdoch’s gayest novel’.

Before I go – check out these writing opportunities. The Richell Prize is open again, as are a bunch of opportunities from AAWP. And Kill Your Darlings has announced their Regional Victorian Writers Program.

Happy Weekend and Happy Reading,


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