In the lead-up to this weekend’s Lesbian Weekender celebrations, the team from Creative Womyn have released details about the Lesbian Discussion Forum to be held as part of A Day In Newton on Saturday.

Seven local lesbians from diverse backgrounds will talk about what the following Virginia Woolfe (pictured) quote means to them:

“… if you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ‘our’ country, let it be understood, soberly and rationally between us, that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share; but not to gratify my instincts, or to protect either myself or my country.

“For, the outsider will say, ‘In fact, AS A WOMAN, I HAVE NO COUNTRY. AS A WOMAN I WANT NO COUNTRY. AS A WOMAN MY COUNTRY IS THE WHOLE WORLD’.”

This will be followed by audience feedback, questions and discussion. The Katrina Fox-facilitated forum will include talks from Gail Hewison, Siri May, Steph Sands, Gabe Journey, Corrina Liao, Holly Bennett (Fancy Piece) and Mardi James.

The forum will be held at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre from 3:30-5:30pm – entry by gold coin donation. info: www.creativewomyn.net

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