Mary Lee Exchange 4

We have gathered a particularly brilliant panel and we are returning to the once-church for The Mary Lee Exchange 4 | Practice What You Preach. Our panel is made up of Latoya Aroha Rule, Ollie Black and Lucy Hackworth and will once again be led by conversationalist and theatre maker Sarah Dunn. All three women are impressive activists, among other…

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Zerebar Karimi

Over here at Mary Lee we’re big fans of people introducing themselves as they’d like to be known and here’s what Zerebar Karimi had to say about herself: “I’m a woman in my twenties who was born in the Qandil Mountains in Kurdistan, and raised in various places in the Middle East. I’ve been living in…

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Dee Michell

Dee Michell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies & Social Analysis at The University of Adelaide. She is a ‘late blooming’ accidental academic, heading to university as a mature age student while raising 3 children and after a stint in the corporate sector. Dee now teaches social research and sociology and has eclectic research…

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Mary Lee in the Media

The Mary Lee Exchange: A Toast to Inclusivity – The Adelaide Review, Dasha Romanowski, August 2016 Making Adelaide Awesome – Broadsheet Adelaide, Camellia Aebischer, March 2017 The Mary Lee Exchange – Breakfast on Radio Adelaide, Jennie Lenman, March 2017 The Mary Lee Exchange #3 – Yewth, Freya Langley, July 2017. If you’d like to get in touch…

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Alexis West

Alexis West has worked as a dancer, choreographer, performer, writer, poet, theatre and filmmaker over the past 20 years. As a Birri Gubba, Wakka Wakka, Kanak and Caucasian woman, Alexis is passionate about First Nation people’s voices as well as the stories of people with disability and people from diverse backgrounds. She has worked as an…

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Mary Lee Exchange #3

What was Mary Lee #3 about? Our third Mary Lee Exchange brought together a group of women to discuss ‘Home’ in all it’s complexity. Sometimes a place of great warmth and comfort, sometimes one of pain or distress. We also moved to Holy Rollers Studios in Prospect. Formerly a church it’s now an artist studio…

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Sandra Dann

Sandra is, among many things, the Director of the Working Women’s Centre SA Inc (WWC). Here she is pictured accepting the Law Society of South Australia‘s Justice Award on behalf of the WWC for its contribution to access to workplace services for vulnerable women, their work in helping to set up the WWC in Timor-Leste and…

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Indi Wishart

Indi (they/them) is an avid advocate of queer and trans justice and wellbeing, a passionate community builder and an outspoken feminist ally and activist. After starting South Australia’s first Gay Straight Alliance in highschool, they have gone on to support students across the state as part of their work with Safe Schools Coalition SA. Studying…

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Barbara Pocock

Barbara was initially trained as an economist and has been involved in policy, research and advocacy about working life for over thirty years. She has worked in universities, the Reserve Bank, farming, unions, government, advising politicians and as a carer.  She has served on a variety of Boards including the Economic Development Board of South…

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