10 March 2024
Join us as we put dramatic changes to the beauty and wellness industry under the microscope and examine how social media has revolutionised the way products are marketed and sold, and why we created the “girlboss” in the first place, only to tear her down.
|Sunday 10 March 2024
|1.15pm - 2.15pm
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This event will run for 60 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Age guidance: 15+
This event contains adult themes and may include strong language. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The ugly side of beauty
Beauty often feels like a big contradiction in our lives. We love make-up and all the social media driven hyper consumerism that surrounds it, but we also look at it critically, resenting the pressure about how we should look, rather than totally loving how we already look.
The beauty trap also plays out in the industry itself. It’s been a way for women to flex their entrepreneurship, establishing some of the world’s most recognised brands, only to later cede control to the blokes (sometimes after a very lucrative sale, but still). And mistakes and, let’s face it, not great behaviour by some girl bosses, have led to a ferocious backlash. When a girlboss stumbles (even when the rest of us would love such a stumble!) the fall is hard. Join us for what will be a fascinating discussion.
Sydney Opera House Presents
The Washington Post
If someone put every myth about girl bosses into a blender and served the resulting smoothie in a café renowned for its avocado toast, the result would be Emily Weiss.
Marisa Meltzer is a journalist based in New York who for over a decade has covered beauty, fashion, wellness, and celebrity industries for top national publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. The author of three previous books, This Is Big, How Sassy Changed My Life, and Girl Power, she lives in Manhattan.
Bridie Jabour is the co-host of Cool Story with Bri & Bridie. She’s the opinion editor at Guardian Australia and the author of two books. Her latest is the collection of essays Trivial Grievances.
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All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to COVID-safe rules.
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