Our International Women's Day Panel - On burnout, mental health and self care.

International Women’s Day 2019 marked her words’ second birthday, and we wanted to celebrate by bringing some of our favourite people together to discuss some big questions. In the wake of the big, exhausting year that was 2018, we wanted to come together to talk about mental health, self-care and burnout. What does it mean when you’re continually asked to 'be strong', achieve big things, and drive change? How can we honour the needs and limitations of ourselves and each other? What’s missing from the global self-care movement?

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this March

March is approaching, and you know what that means - International Women’s Day 2019! IWD is an important day for us - not only is it our birthday, but we happen to be holding a very special event to celebrate! This year, we are running a panel with some amazing guests all about burnout, mental health and self care, subjects very close to our heart. Bringing you live events means so much to us, because it offers us a chance to meet you all, have some drinks, listen to some of our favourite feminists and learn something in the process. We also want to celebrate fantastic feminists all month long, so we have found a plethora of brilliant events happening all month!

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Domini Marshall
In Conversation with Bella Green

You may not have heard of Bella Green before, but we think you should get to know her. Bella is a brilliant up-and-coming comedian with rave reviews from Perth and Melbourne Fringe. She has worked in brothels and strip clubs, peepshows and dungeons, massage parlours and adult shops, but her most degrading job of all was the three months she spent in a call centre for a big four bank. She’s here to create the kind of comedy that destigmatises sex work, doesn’t punch down and, most importantly, is funny as hell. We had a chat to Bella about her one-woman show ‘Bella Green is Charging For It’, getting started in comedy and the similarities between sex work and other customer service jobs.

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this February

Summer seems to be stretching on forever and as always, February is full of opportunities to get out, meet some new friends, support a good cause or just take in some art! Whatever you feel like doing this month, we’re sharing some events that will get you thinking about love, pride, communication and craft. We’ll see you there!

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Domini Marshall
Meet the her words team - Francisca Gross

If you’ve ever taken a moment to appreciate the her words logo, merch or general aesthetic (and we sure have!) it’s about time we introduced you to the person behind it all - our very own Francisca Gross! Every month we like to put one of our hardworking team members into the spotlight, and we were so excited to take some time to talk to Francisca about her graphic design career, feminism and of course, Lisa Simpson!

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Domini Marshall
Feminist Happenings in Melbourne this January

It’s 2019 and we’re ready for everything the new year has to offer - including all the fab feminist events happening across Melbourne! Get your year off to a good start with fundraisers, concerts, book launches and Australia’s best queer arts festival. Make the most of the summer, and make some new friends and connections along the way. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Domini Marshall
Meet the her words team - Anushka Batu

her words is brought to life by a brilliant team of creatives who make everything we do possible. Every month we are putting one of our team members in the spotlight, to talk about what they do, why they do it, and of course, their feelings about feminism! This month we’re chatting with our digital marketing queen Anushka Batu about her three degrees, growing up bicultural, and self-identifying as a news junkie!

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Domini Marshall
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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Domini Marshall
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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Domini Marshall