When Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a ‘nasty woman’, he didn’t know the term would become a battle cry of his opponents. In a centrepiece event of the Festival, some of the world’s most acclaimed women take to the stage to find a way forward in our changing world. Festival favourites Brit Bennett, Durga Chew-Bose, Viola Di Grado, Anita Heiss, Chris Kraus and Nadja Spiegelman share cautionary tales, life lessons, wisdom and good advice. Hosted by Sophie Black.

Supported by the City of Sydney. 

This event will be Auslan interpreted. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call SWF Box Office on (02) 9256 4200 or email ticketing@swf.org.au to book access tickets. 

Sophie Black (Australian)

Sophie Black

Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre, home of the national writers scheme The Next Chapter and the Walkley Award–winning podcast The Messenger. She is Co-Chair of the human rights publication Right Now and sits on the advisory board for Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. Previously she was editor-in-chief at Private Media, director of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and editor of Crikey.