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This is the last panel of the Network Day from Friday the 26th of August. The panel is called Queer, Transgender & Feminist Writing, a discussion held at this years first Feminist Writers Festival in Melbourne, Australia. The panelists are Amy Middleton and Alison Evans and Alyena Mohummadally.

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What is the panel about: ‘How do queer and feminist writing traditions overlap, and how can they work to support each other? How intersectional is the feminist writing community, and how to increase the visibility of queer and trans feminist writers? Here we consider the current and future state of queer and trans feminist writing in Australia.’

“The interesting history and relationship between Feminism and Queer politics..has not always intersected so smoothly”…Amy Middleton.

With from Left to Right panelists: Alison Evans, Amy Middleton & Alyena Mohummadally

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What is it like to be asked to write and to be the representative of Queer voices? Being Muslim and Queer? What does Gender Queer mean to them? How do you write on the topic? Is it ok to”Call Out” or Call In? And is Feminism a Binary concept?

Find OUT in this special podcast of the ‘Queer’ panel held at #FWF16

Left to Right : Archer magazine cover and Concrete Queers artwork by Gemma Flack

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Alison Evans is the author of We Go Forward and the forthcoming Ida; co editor of Concrete Queers, zine maker and lover of bad movies. Their work  has been published in various Australian and international magazines, literary journals and zines. alisonwritesthings.com |@_budgie

Amy Middleton is a Melbourne based journalist, writer and founding editor of Archer Magazine, an award winning publication about sex, gender and identity.She has written and edited for many publications including The Bulletin, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Lifted Brow, The Big Issue and others. Sheproduces a women’s current affairs radio show on 3CR, and was named among Gay News Network’s Top 25 people to watch in 2015 and Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 under 30 in the same year. archermagazine.com.au |@Moodleton

Alyena Mohummadally is a Pakistani Australian queer Muslim woman who spent many years as a community legal centre lawyer before retraining as a primary school teacher.She founded the Queer Muslims in Australia Yahoo group and had a long tenure on the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council Inc.She is currently writing a cookbook on modern Australian cuisine with a Pakistani twist.

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