Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this December

We’ve nearly made it to the end of 2018! The days a longer, the nights are warmer, and we think it’s the perfect opportunity to send out the year with some feminist fun times. There are plenty of events to wrap up the year, from studio launches, to dance parties, to rallies and gatherings for social justice. Have a gander at our guide to some of Melbourne’s feminist happenings this December - we hope to see you there!

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Domini Marshall
In Conversation with Katja Mustaniemi

This weekend, we are so proud to be part of Open Spaces at Abbotsford Convent, a celebration of artsdesign and markets. We will be at Print Space, a curated selection of independent writers, thinkers and publishers - and we are so excited to be able to meet you all and share our new merch collection with you! In preparation for the launch of our new merch, we sat down with our designer Katja Mustaniemi to talk about the creative process, feminism, and the artists that inspire her.

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Domini Marshall
In Conversation with Louise Malcolm from tilde Film Festival

tilde Film Festival is dedicated to sharing the stories of trans and gender diverse people from around the world. We have been looking forward to tilde for months, and we were lucky enough to have a chat with Creative Director Louise Malcolm ahead of opening night this Thursday! We spoke about representation, curating a festival program and what it means to create community.

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this November

The days are getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer and summer is just around the corner. Let’s make the most of the rest of 2018 by getting out and making some new friends at our favourite feminists events! This month we have film festivals, rallies and performances waiting for us, so check out our list of events for November and get amongst it!

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Domini Marshall
Meet the her words team - Felicia Smith

The work we do at her words wouldn’t be possible without an amazing team of creatives. Every month we are shining the spotlight on one of our collaborators to find out about what they do, why they believe in feminism, and what they’re obsessed with at the moment. This month we are talking with one of our cinematographers, the brilliant Felicia Smith!

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Domini Marshall
What If? A Guide to Accessing Mental Health Care

One of the biggest challenges to getting professional mental health support is all of the ‘what if’s. What if it costs more than I can afford? What if my family and friends find out? What if it affects my ability to hold a job? As someone who’s gone through the process, F Ocean has compiled some of the answers to these questions, to help you get started on the journey to better mental health.

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this October

The sun is beginning to come out, the days are getting longer, and summer feels like it’s just around the corner. Every month we bring you a selection of all the amazing feminist events happening around Melbourne, and this October is jam-packed with amazing opportunities to get outside, show your support, and make some new friends. So make the most of the good weather and good vibes, and check out all these brilliant feminist happenings this month!

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Domini Marshall
Women Making a Difference - How to Lead a Successful Social Impact Campaign

At her words, we believe everyone has what it takes to change the world – no matter who you are, you have a story to tell and a vision you can share. But we also know that sometimes, it can be hard as an individual to feel like you can make a difference. This is why we have teamed up with the folks at Chuffed to host an event for women looking to make a difference. If you’ve ever wanted to do more but aren’t sure how to get started, or you’re looking for others to join you on the journey, this is the night for you.

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Meet the her words team - Jana Plumm

The work we do at her words wouldn’t be possible without a brilliant team of creatives. Every month we are shining the spotlight on one of our collaborators to find out about what they do, why they believe in feminism, and what they’re obsessed with at the moment. This month we are talking with one of our editors, the amazing Jana Plumm!

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Domini Marshall
In Conversation with Flesh Coloured Panties Productions

When you like your men like you like your women… sometimes people need a little clarification. And if you’re Annabel Larcombe, Erin Pattison and Samantha Andrew, you might decide to give that clarification in the form of a musical cabaret extravaganza, brilliantly titled Baby Bi Bi Bi, at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. We sat down with the team known as Flesh Coloured Panties to chat about the creative process, authenticity, and whether or not putting on a musical is the best way to come out to your parents.

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings - Melbourne Fringe Festival Edition

Fringe Festival season is undoubtedly one of our favourite times of year in Melbourne – an opportunity to see new artists develop their style, experience art outside your comfort zone, and support emerging artists. Whether you like dance parties, spoken word, stand up or clowning, chances are there will be something in the Melbourne Fringe Festival program to challenge and delight you.

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Domini Marshall
In Conversation with Carla Scotto

Sometimes we get  bit stressed about, you know, the world - the oceans are filling up with plastic, social equality feels like a long way off, and is the sun getting HOTTER RIGHT NOW?! Carla Scotto is a woman who knows this fear well - and as a designer, illustrator, improviser and all round delightful person, she is doing her part to ease that fear and fix the world. We had a chat with her about art, fear, and crappy takeaway cups. 

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Melbourne International Film Festival - Our Favourite Feminist Documentaries

At this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, we have been spoiled for choice when it comes to incredible documentaries from all over the world. The festival is wrapping up this weekend, so we thought we would share some of our recommendations for documentaries that you can still catch before it’s over – some are funny, some are sad, and some will stay with you long after the lights have come back up.

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Domini Marshall
Meet the her words team - Mimo Mukii

The work we do at her words wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of creatives. Every month we are shining the spotlight on one of our collaborators to find out about what they do, why they believe in feminism, and what they’re obsessed with at the moment. This month we are talking with one of our producers, the incredibly talented Mimo Mukii!

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Meet the her words team - Emma Roberts

The work we do at her words would not be possible without an amazing team of collaborators. Every month we will be introducing you to one of our superstar team members, and who better to begin with than producer and all-round delight Emma Roberts? We had a chat about feminism, VR and the colour pink. 

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this August

Every month we bring you a round-up of feminist events happening in Melbourne. This August is jam-packed with charity events, sing a-longs, and not just one, but two festivals! You’ll have no excuse to stay inside this month, so grab your scarf and brave the winter chill to make some new friends and learn some things along the way.

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Domini Marshall
The Power of Conversation - a her words Salon Dinner

A couple of weeks ago, we held our first her words salon dinner. We wanted the night to be about the power we all have in starting conversations and using communication to create change, and over the course of the evening we were treated to plenty of warm and fuzzy feelings as total strangers mingled and forged friendships.

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne in July

Every month we will be bringing you a round-up of all the feminist events happening in Melbourne. July is packed full of amazing events, from NAIDOC Week celebrations, to rallies, to even an art exhibition inspired by everyone’s favourite cartoon feminist.

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Domini Marshall