This week we hear from two incredible entertainers about the extraordinary women they have known.
A Tale of Two Women – told by Eddie Ayres
In our first story, Eddie Ayres (also known as Ed Le Brocq) looks to the past to share stories of bravery from queer women in the 1960s.
Eddie is a musician and writer known for presenting a popular radio program on ABC Classic FM.
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To My Mother – told by Fahad Ali
Then, Fahad remembers what it took for his mother to finally meet one of his boyfriends.
Fahad Ali is a molecular biologist, science educator, and writer. He is a member of the Palestinian diaspora, a co-founder of the Queer Solidarity Film Festival and the Muslims for Marriage Equality campaign group, and a community advocate and organiser. He performed this piece at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta then again at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women.
Today’s stories come from the Queerstories podcast, the recorded version of the live LGBTQIA+ storytelling night. To hear more or learn about the upcoming Queerstories book, head to www.queerstories.com
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