Praying with Lorikeets by Lur Alghurabi
Whether a house in the Middle Eastern desert or a new city on the other side of the world, home takes many forms – but it’s old comforts and familiar faces that help a new life take root.
Ripped from the Headlines by Katerina Bryant
One of TV’s longest-running dramas, Law & Order: SVU has had an outsize influence on popular culture. Twenty years in, what is the series’ legacy? Has SVU increased our cultural vocabulary around gendered violence, or encouraged reactionary legal reform and police brutality?
Conversation with Sisonke Msimang by Alice Cottrell
Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country, speaks to KYD’s Alice Cottrell about self-criticism, the idea of home, racism in Australia and South Africa, and the limits of storytelling.
Pipelined to Prison by Fernanda Dahlstrom
Young Indigenous women are particularly overrepresented in Australian prisons – for many, incarceration only compounds their difficulty in getting their lives back on track. With Australia’s private prison industry booming, are they being set up to fail?
Queer Eye for the Straight City by Jill Diane Pope
Darwin’s gender imbalance is a constant theme in the political discourse surrounding the Northern Territory’s declining population – can a queer makeover encourage a more diverse and welcoming city for everyone?
What’s Our Problem with Unlikeable Leading Ladies? by Scarlett Harris
Television is bringing us more shows led by selfish female protagonists – women who are narcissistic, vain and self-centered. These women are often criticised as ‘unlikable’, but what exactly is our problem with seeing women be selfish on screen?
Skin in the Game by Kylie Maslen
As Australian women’s sport grows from strength to strength, more and more publishers are getting on board, with new journalism, essay collections and children’s fiction hitting the shelves. But who are these books for, and is the industry’s interest in women’s sport just another publishing fad?
Women’s Work by Phoebe Paterson de Heer
Having always loved building, fixing and feeling capable in practical tasks, Phoebe Paterson de Heer explores how a society that still sees manual labour through a gendered lens has frustrated this desire at every turn.