#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Adolescence has never been easy, and in the overwhelming present, the transition from child to adult is more fraught than ever before. These authors discuss the challenges facing the parents of teens and tweens, and how to raise confident, happy young people.
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.
Julie Fison is the author of the compelling domestic drama—One Punch. The novel tells the story of two mothers facing impossible decisions after one life-changing night. Inspired by real events, the book is a sharp and witty study of the complexities of parenting, and exposes the frightening repercussions of being blind to the faults in those we love. Julie's other work includes books for children and young adults, a play, short stories and travel tips for midlife adventurers. She lives in Brisbane, but is a highly committed traveller. When not at her desk, she spends as much time as possible chasing the perfect sunset.
Susanne Gervay is an author and educational consultant. Tackling one of the most talked about topics today in The Edge of Limits, Gervay unlocks critical choices on consent and courage. Exploding the conventions on how to reach young people and adults, The Edge of Limits honestly and sensitively portrays the complexities of boys as they confront sexuality, power, and consent, allowing boys to be challenged and girls to gain invaluable insight.
The Edge of Limits is a journey of a school camp hiking deep into the mountains. It is the passage from the culture of beach parties, school, sex, and consent to the wilds of trekking, abseiling, rock climbing, sweaty days, and freezing wilderness. Protagonist 17-year-old Sam battles not only his grief over losing his grandfather, but whether he should speak out about a sexual assault he witnessed at a Rave party. As he battles the terrain as well as the physical and emotional challenges of school survival camp with classmates over eight gruelling days, he is forced to choose whether he must confront the rape and decide if he remains silent or to speak.