BOOK REVIEW: HANNAH WITTON – DOING IT! LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX

  For the majority of people “sex education” – if they even receive it from parents or schools – is scant at best. It typically involves telling young people to wait for as long as possible and informing them about contraception and how to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Writer, vlogger, and online sex educator,…

FILM REVIEW: THE FOXY MERKINS

  The two main characters in The Foxy Merkins are not foxy ladies in the Jimi Hendrix sense. Smart? Yes. Sassy? Sure. But smouldering, not so much. The film is in fact, a fictional comedy based on the misadventures of two homeless, lesbian hookers. The film was directed by Madeleine Olnek who doubles as a…

BOOK REVIEW: SUNITI NAMJOSHI – SUKI

Suniti Namjoshi is a distinctive voice in lesbian, feminist literature, having written over 30 titles including The Fabulous Feminist and Feminist Fables. But her latest book, Suki, looks at a different sort of relationship. It is a lightly fictionalised memoir that explores the deep and complex bond between an Indian woman and her cat as they live together in the…

ARTS REVIEW: MARK TEDESCHI & CLEO GARDNER IN CONVERSATION ABOUT EUGENIA FALLENI-HARRY CRAWFORD @ EMPIRE HOTEL, ANNANDALE (03.10.2013)

In 2013 the Annandale’s Empire Hotel has been decorated with ornate furniture, flowers and candles. In 1920 it was an arguably different place, the scene of the arrest of Eugenia Falleni AKA Harry Crawford who was working there as a general rouseabout. It was also where Falleni met her second wife, Lizzie Allison and the pair were spouses when Falleni/Crawford was…