All About Women 2023
Sydney Opera House's All About Women (AAW) celebrates extraordinary thinkers, writers and artists, and poses vital questions about gender, equality and justice.
In 2023, AAW enters its second decade with a program co-curated by Jamila Rizvi (she/her), Dr Amy Thunig (she/they), Jane Caro (she/her), and the Sydney Opera House Talks and Ideas team, led by Chip Rolley (he/him). Together they have created a lively and inclusive program to engage the curiosity of AAW's audience of women and gender diverse people, and their allies.
The 11th festival will honour women and girls who fight to be heard – from protesters in Iran, to pro-choicers in the US, to advocates everywhere who defend the silenced. We'll explore friendship, family, and romance. We'll cross cultures, genders and generations to learn what community means. We'll find our voice, but we'll also learn to listen.
The line-up will feature a mix of international and local speakers, appearing in person on the stages of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
All About Women 2023 – Bikini Kill, Chloé Hayden, Grace Tame, Flex Mami & more
All About Women celebrates extraordinary thinkers, writers and artists, and poses vital questions about gender, equality and justice. In 2023, Bikini Kill, Chloé Hayden, Grace Tame, Flex Mami and many more led lively debates in a program co-curated by Jamila Rizvi, Dr Amy Thunig, Jane Caro, and t...
All About Women 2023 Festival Pass
A selection of talks from All About Women will be livestreamed on Sunday, 12 March 2023, allowing you to catch talks from Bikini Kill, Grace Tame and many more even if you can't make it to the House on the day. The Festival Pass gives you access to nine talks livestreamed from the festival. Talks...
Actually Autistic: All About Women 2023
Chloe Hayden, Grace Tame & Jac den Houting
Curated and moderated by Amy Thunig
Nearly 80% of autistic women are mis- or un-diagnosed - but every day we're learning more about this disability. Join our panellists to hear what it's actually like to be autistic.
We live in a society that is only j...
Bikini Kill Speaks: All About Women 2023
Speakers: Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail & Kathi Wilcox
Moderated by Marieke Hardy
The legendary 90s feminist punk band Bikini Kill are finding their music and ideas more relevant than ever. They join Marieke Hardy for an exclusive conversation about activism, music, and women taking up space.
The War on Women: All About Women 2023
Speakers: Karen Iles, Chelsea Watego, Fatima Bhutto & Mona Eltahawy
Curated by Jane Caro
From the repression of women in Iran to the rollback of abortion rights in the US, the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the continuing fight for rights for First Nations people and justice for victims o...
Matriarchies & Movements: All About Women 2023
With Jackie Huggins, Teela Reid & Marlene Longbottom
Moderated by Courtney Fewquandie.
Curated by Amy Thunig
The leadership of Indigenous women has long focused on responsibilities to community and country. You're invited to discover where this approach intersects and conflicts with mainstream...
Goodbye Girlboss: All About Women 2023
With FlexMami & Jamila Rizvi
Moderated by Jan Fran
Curated by Jamila Rizvi
We know what it's like to lean in, but maybe it's time to lean back? Join our panellists as they chat about the next generation of feminists putting the girlboss to bed.
Millennials have leaned in so far that they’ve fal...
Bodies That Got Left Behind: All About Women 2023
With Deni Todorovič, Sasha Sarago, Tanya Hennessy, April Hélène-Horton aka The Bodzilla & Elly Desmarchelier
Curated by Jamila Rizvi
Over the last 20 years, the ideal body has evolved through different fashions - but is still limited to a narrow norm. Our presenters celebrate the body shapes tha...
Who Made Me Spokesperson?: All About Women 2023
With Clementine Ford, Yves Rees & Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts
Moderated by Milo Hartill
Curated by Amy Thunig
Activism requires individuals to speak up. But often, advocates are asked to represent an entire group. How does it feel to be made responsible for the voice of a whole community?
Iran: Woman, Life, Freedom: All About Women 2023
With Saba Vasefi, Gelareh Pour & Shokoofeh Azar
Moderated by Kylie Moore-Gilbert
Iranian-Australian women give an inside look at the woman-led revolution in Iran, the power of protest, and how Australians can be allies at this incredible moment in history.
Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish-Iranian w...
Maybe Baby: All About Women 2023
With Gina Rushton, Dr Natasha Andreadis & Brooke Boney
Moderated by Sana Qadar
Unsure about motherhood? You're not alone.
These days, there's a lot to consider when it comes to reproductive choice. Our panellists share their research and lived experiences about biological clocks, climate anxiet...