January Story-share: Advice to my teenage self

Feminartsy is back in 2019, and we’re kicking off with one of our favourite themes – advice for our teenage selves. God, remember being a teenager? The trials, the tribulations, all of the small stuff we sweat? Three speakers will get the chance to reflect on their teen years, and give the advice they wish they had got then. 


Jane Alver is an Australian lawyer, activist, PhD student and gender equality advocate. Jane has been a women’s rights activist for more than 25 years, at the local, national and global levels. Jane was a civil society delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women in 2015. She was also a delegate to the 2016 Pacific Feminist Forum. She holds degrees in Government, Law and Women’s Studies and her PhD research focus is on diverse feminist civil society forming strategic alliances for Pacific regional gender equality. She is a research fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance and the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation. She was named as a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review.

Alex (literally no-one calls her Alexandra, not even her parents) is a 20 something who works in politics and is into lifting weights, hugging animals, eating donuts, and wearing ridiculous earrings. On the weekend you’ll find her walking a nature reserve, potting succulents in her very small balcony garden, or watching old episodes of The Simpsons with her three cats. 

Erin-Claire Barrow is an artist and illustrator originally from the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. She paints in watercolours to create whimsical scenes, storybook illustrations, and bring to life some of the strange creatures of fairy tales and folklore. Erin-Claire is always on the lookout for ways to combine her passions for art and social justice and is particularly interested in how art can be used to raise awareness of human rights issues. 
Erin-Claire is the author and illustrator of ‘The Adventurous Princess and other feminist fairy tales’, a book of of traditional fairy tales retold and illustrated with a feminist twist. 

There will be a light hearted Q&A after the talks! 

WHEN: January 15, 6pm
WHERE: Smith’s Alternative, Civic
TICKETS: Entry is $10 on the door, and online bookings will open shortly. 

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  • Jenny commented on January 16, 2019 Reply

    Thank you 🙂 Feminartsy is the best feminist literature and arts journal

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