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Lindy West

The inimitable Lindy West returns to Australia for a brilliant session encompassing white male mediocrity, the future of feminism, and politics in pop culture.

All About Women venues are located within the Sydney Opera House.


“Lindy continues to be one of the funniest, smartest writers around”

Jessica Valenti, author of Sex Object


Pop culture critique with the queen of internet feminism

Lindy West burst onto the cultural commentary scene in 2011 with a viral online article called Hello I Am Fat. Ever since, she has been a gloriously loud and unapologetic writer, focusing on feminism, social justice, body positivity and popular culture. Her memoir, Shrill, depicted her refusal to apologise to society for living in a fat body, and spurned a TV adaptation that was recently renewed for a second season. In her new essay collection The Witches Are Coming, West tracks misogyny and propaganda in the media and the prevalence of white male mediocrity. This will be a smart and hilarious session exploring pop culture, prejudice and the intricacies of privilege.

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Lindy West

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and the author of The Witches are Coming and Shrill. Her essays have been featured in Jezebel, Cosmopolitan and GQ, and on This American Life. From 2014 to 2017 she wrote a weekly political column for The Guardian. She is the founder of I Believe You/It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teenagers, and the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. She lives in Seattle.

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