I met Jane Caro at the 2019 Perth Writers Festival just after the publication of “Accidental Feminists” her exploration of the fortunes of a generation of women swept up in the social changes brought about by second wave feminism.
For our conversation that day, the room was full to the brim of avidly connected people, mostly women, there to be in the presence of someone whose courage to speak up publicly has given THEM a voice. They were there for the ideas, but moreso for Jane Caro herself.
Composer Cat Hope has been described as “a superstar of Australian new music” best known for her graphic scores and new score-reading technologies.
It’s fascinating to wonder how the daughter of a military family with no especial leaning towards the arts has ended up being an internationally recognised authority on experimental music.
Members of the Sikh religion began coming to Australia from the earliest days of foreign arrivals, though due to persecution in India, the population has expanded quite rapidly in the last decade.
With its most visible article of faith, the turban, inviting prejudicial behaviour from the community, we asked Australian Sikh Harjit Singh to tell us a few things about what Sikhs believe. Struggling with identity over the years, Harjit set up Turbans and Trust with some mates, a simple idea making a big difference.