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YWCA and Stella Prize are thrilled to host Zoya Patel in-conversation with Jess Hill, discussing Jess’ award winning book 'See What You Made Me Do'.
'See What You Made Me Do' puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight and takes a deep dive into the experiences of violence faced by so many women and their children.
We’ll be discussing gender and power relations, feminism, experiences of violence and what policy change we need to keep families safe.
Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has been writing about domestic violence since 2014. Prior to this, she was a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. She was listed in Foreign Policy's top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and her reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley awards, an Amnesty International award and three Our Watch awards. Since winning the 2020 Stella Prize in April, See What You Made Me Do has been published in the UK and US, with Jess undertaking further research and reporting to contextualise the work for international readers and policymakers. The book is now being adapted into a 3-part series by Northern Pictures for SBS, and due to air next year. Jess is also working on an audio documentary series on intimate partner violence with the Victoria Women's Trust.
Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism. She is also the founder of feminist literary organisation, Feminartsy and co-host of the Margin Notes podcast alongside Yen Eriksen. Zoya has won numerous awards for her writing and editing, and has been published widely, including in The Guardian, The AFR, ABC, SBS, Junkee, Overland, Meanjin, The SMH and more.
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