#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Men’s behaviours and the motivations behind them must be addressed if equality for all women and girls is to be achieved. This panel will suggest ways toxic masculinity can be overcome in the domestic and public spheres – including changing the way we parent.
Jess Hill is a Walkley award-winning journalist who specialises in reporting on coercive control and gendered violence. Prior to this, she was a Middle East correspondent, and worked as both a producer and reporter for various current affairs programs across the ABC. In 2019, she published her first book, See What You Made Me Do, about the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia. It was awarded the 2020 Stella Prize, has been shortlisted for several others, including the Walkley Book Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award, and has been adapted into a television series for SBS. Recently, Jess has also produced an audio documentary series on coercive control called 'The Trap', and a Quarterly Essay on #MeToo in Australia, 'The Reckoning'.
Phil Barker is a Sydney-based columnist, public speaker and author. He is a former magazine editor and publisher of titles such as Vogue, GQ, Delicious, InsideOut, and Donna Hay. When he's not working his day job, as a consultant creative director and communications specialist, Phil is writing and speaking, to start conversations on what has become a personal crusade - positive masculinity and being a better man. The Revolution of Man is his first book.
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.