How to Talk about Consent
Clementine Ford + Diana Reid + Yumi Stynes + Andie Fox
slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
After alleged sexual assault in Parliament House, historic rape allegations against a federal minister, and the voices of Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and myriad others spotlighting rape culture, how do we continue urgent conversations about consent across generations and genders? In fiction and nonfiction, these writers offer answers.
Panel: Diana Reid, Yumi Stynes, Clementine Ford
Chair: Andie Fox
Clementine Ford is a person who has loved deeply, strangely and with curiosity. She is fascinated by love and how it makes its home in our hearts, and believes that the way we continue to surrender ourselves to love is an act of great faith and bravery.
Diana Reid is a Sydney-based writer, who recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Hons Philosophy)/Laws. Her first novel, Love & Virtue, was published by Ultimo Press in October 2021. She is currently working on her second novel.
Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and author, currently on-air with the wildly popular ABC podcast, 'Ladies, We Need to Talk' which unpacks taboos and sexual health issues in bold and sometimes life-changing ways. She co-hosts a national radio show on the KiiS FM network called The 3pm Pickup which you've probably heard if you've been in a car between 3 and 4pm. One of her books, Welcome to Consent, was recently named the New York Public Library's TOP 50 books of the year. Her classic guidebook, Welcome to Your Period, has been in non-stop reprint since it first came out and has been translated to around 20 languages including Russian, Japanese and German. The book based on the podcast 'Ladies, We Need to Talk' came out late last year, and this year, Welcome to Your Boobs was published.
Andie Fox writes about motherhood and economics through a feminist lens. She is currently writing about parenting teenagers in The Guardian, while she finishes her book. Fox is a contributing author in several anthologies, including Jane Caro's Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope, as well as The Good Mother Myth and Mothers at the Margins.