Presentation Type: Keynote presentation
Conference Stream: Intersections
Presenter: Gipsy Hosking, Manja Visschedijk
Presentation Title: Re-storied and Restored: Queer family conundrums across the generations
Program schedule: Thursday 13 August 2015 at 15:00
Gipsy was one of the first children born through donor insemination to lesbian parents in Australia. Identifying as queer herself she is dedicated to challenging heteronormativity and homophobia. For 10 years she has been living with a debilitating, invisible, incurable illness. She is also PhD Candidate and breeds rabbits.
Manja has considerable experience challenging privilege, dominance and marginalisation in her personal and professional life. She currently works with refugees; the Dulwich Centre; and cares for her frail elderly mother. In all these roles she draws on feminist and queer ideas and her training as a Narrative practitioner.