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BROAD’s Sonja Hammer talks with Zoya Patel the amazing feminist writer and editor and founder of Feminartsy the online feminist publication:

‘Feminartsy is an online feminist literature and arts journal, founded in 2014.. Throughout the month, new content is added weekly, including memoir, essays, fiction, photo essays, and art spreads. Feminartsy showcases some of the best writing and art talent in Australia and beyond, all through a feminist lens’.


Zoya Patel in her own words:

‘I am a writer, editor and communications professional. In 2015, I was named ACT Young Woman of the Year for my commitment to raising the profile of women’s voices in the media.

I am the founder and editor of Feminartsy, an online feminist arts and literature journal, and am the former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine.


I have written for a number of publications, including The Canberra Times, Right Now, Mamamia, Women’s Agenda, and more.

I have worked with numerous arts and literary organisations, including Seizure, You Are Here festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival and rip publishing, amongst others. I have worked in marketing and communications for five years, primarily in the not-for-profit and arts sectors. I currently work in a management role, in corporate relations and advocacy.

I have been lucky to be the recipient of several awards. In 2014, I was the recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, as well as an Edna Ryan Award for making a feminist difference in the media. I was also Highly Commended in the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize for Young Writers in 2015. Most recently, I was awarded a 2016 Canberra Critics Circle award in the category of ‘Writing’, for creating a platform for women writers through Feminartsy.

I have been active in community advocacy for many years, and was a member of the former Australian Social Inclusion Board.

You can connect with me at , or on Twitter @zoyajpatel. You can also find out more about my work with Lip Magazine in The Canberra Times, about Feminartsy in Junkee, and about my writing and advocacy work through HerCanberra.’



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