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Accidental Feminists


Jane Caro

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is a Walkley Award winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator.

She has published or edited twelve books, including three novels “Just a Girl” “Just a Queen” and “Just Flesh & Blood”, a trilogy on Elizabeth Tudor, and a memoir “Plain Speaking Jane”. She created and edited ‘Unbreakable’ which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Her latest book “Accidental Feminists” her book on the life story of women over 50 was launched in February.

She appears frequently on The Drum, Sunrise & Weekend Sunrise. She has created and presented 4 documentary series for ABC Compass, airing in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is currently shooting a fifth. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo ‘Women With Clout’. She writes regular columns in ‘Sunday Life’ and ‘Leadership Matters’.

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Clare Press

Clare Press

Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability Editor-at-Large. In 2018, she was made Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. She’s been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts. A passionate advocate for the circular economy and sustainable, ethical fashion, she is the industry’s go-to journalist on the subject, globally.

Clare is the author of three books. Her first was The Dressing Table (Penguin, 2011), a collection of essays on style.Her second, Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Wardrobe Crisis was published in the US in 2018 and China in 2019. Clare's third book, Rise & Resist, How to Change the World is about activism was published by Melbourne University Press in October 2018.

She is currently writing her fourth book about the future of fashion. She currently writes for VOGUE Italia, Common Objective and the Australian Financial Review.


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