Friday, February 20th, 2015
3:00 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

Web and Flow

Herself, Ourselves: Blogging as a Feminist Issue

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Often dismissed as little else than a pastime for stay-at-home mothers, blogging gives a voice to female writers who might be too shy to immediately pitch to publications, or a chance to share alternative thoughts to what we see in mainstream media.

How do we encourage women to use this platform as a way to not only share their stories but also to connect with others, without demonising women who might choose to blog about parenting, fashion, or interiors and design? Join our four female panelists for a discussion about blogging as a means of building confidence as a writer, and as a form of publishing that builds communities for niche interests and voices, as well as the socially isolated.

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Artists in this event:

Emma Maguire

Emma is a PhD researcher in English Literature at Flinders University where she is completing her doctoral thesis, titled ‘Automedial Girlhoods: Reading Girls’ Autobiographical Practice in Digital Contexts’. She is interested in autobiography, pop culture, digital media, and gender. You find out more about her work at

Celeste Liddle

Celeste Liddle is a proud Arrernte Feminist trade unionist and vegetarian. As well as being the current National Indigenous Organiser for the NTEU, Celeste is a freelance opinion writer and got her start from blogging personally at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist. Celeste’s works have frequently been published by The Guardian, Daily Life and the former Tracker magazine, amongst others.

Jane Howard

Jane Howard is a freelance arts journalist and critic, based in Adelaide and covering work nationally. She is the theatre and performance critic for Kill Your Darlings, and a regular contributor to Guardian Australia and The Lifted Brow. Her blog is sadly neglected, and lives at Instead, she tweets as @noplain.

Kylie Maslen

Kylie Maslen is a writer based in Melbourne. Her blog is an ongoing account of what she’s been reading and what she’s been eating, through personal essays that combine literary criticism and recipes. She has spoken about her writing at the National Young Writers’ Festival and Emerging Writers’ Festival. She tweets at @hellobookplate.