The Brisbane Feminist Festival will host in-person events and workshops this October, after two-years on ice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted and organised by One Woman Project, the two-day festival aims to grow and facilitate intersectional feminist conversation and community in Brisbane, focused around community centred discussions and solutions.
National co-director of One-Woman Project, and a logistics coordinator for the Brisbane Feminist Festival, Skye O’Halloran, says the festival is about reconnecting with the community after being ‘put on hold.’
‘One Woman Project is a community of intersectional feminists striving for gender justice, who want to see that within their lifetime.’
‘The festival’s themes are continuous learning, meaningful growth, and radical love,’ O’Halloran said.
‘For the organisers, it’s really about fostering connection and community.’
Online events will take place via Zoom on October 15th, and in-person events will be hosted by Events on Oxlades, New Farm, on October 16th.
Events include guest speakers, interactive workshops, and panel discussions, with topics ranging from feminism and the arts, domestic violence, feminism in conflict, reproductive rights, and prison abolition.
Organisers say previous festivals saw around 300 participants per day prior to Covid-19.
‘The festival features heaps of fun activities by local artists, paint and sip, and AFAB drag performers,’ O’Halloran said.
‘There’s a deconstructing sex and shame workshop, and a fashion and capitalism workshop which I’m really excited for.
About three quarters of One Woman Project’s current national volunteers are based in Meanjin/Brisbane, and O’Halloran says there is always room for more.
‘We’re always looking for more people to join and volunteer in whatever capacity that is,’ she said.
‘We have a lot of blog writers … and we [don’t do] the traditional hierarchy system, which makes it much easier to engage with the organisation.’
For all other inquiries, O’Halloran invites anyone interested to reach out to One Woman Project on any of their social channels.