Brisbane Writers Festival 2014 – and a revelation

As usual I had a great time at BWF. I love that every year I can come home with something new, be it knowledge on a new topic or style of writing; ideas on my current projects (or the beginnings of new ones); or an introduction to a new creative pathway, something I had never […]

Let’s talk about the Bechdel Test

Here’s another rambling catalogue of my thoughts as I explore the workings of feminism. This time it is about the Bechdel Test, the famous measure by which books, movies, TV shows, and all variety of stories are tested against for gender bias. The criteria are quite simple: It has to have at least two women […]