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Win Tickets to Australia’s First ‘Broadly Speaking’ Panel In Sydney

If you like free talks and hanging out with us, you should enter to win tickets to our curated panel with four diverse women discussing ‘Control: How Can Women Take and Own Their Place’ in Sydney.

Here at Broadly, we like to talk seriously about the stuff that actually matters to women. Which is why we're holding our first Broadly Speaking panel in Sydney next week!

We've curated a panel of unique and important voices and you're invited to join us on Thursday, September 15 at Cake Wines Cellar Door in inner-city Sydney

Moderated by Karina Utomo, singer of punk-rock band High Tension, the roundtable will feature four women—queer activist and writer Tilly Lawless, founder and president of the Auburn Giants Amna Karra-Hassan, artist Angela Tiatia, and founder of The Ladies Network, Lara Vrkic—discussing the theme "Control: How Can Women Take and Own Their Place." Drinks, snacks, and music by Andy Garvey and Lorna Clarkson will follow.


The event is strictly invite-only, but we have 25 double passes to give away. Enter for your chance to win here.

Control: How Can Women Take and Own Their Place

Women in control are seen and represented in many forms—from overbearing and uptight to structured, inspiring, and empowered. While aggressive men may be called "go-getters," women equivalents are often labelled as "bossy bitches." We look to highlight the representations of strong women in their fields and look at ways to change the status quo. Panelists will discuss their craft, the obstacles they've faced, and why the future is looking bright.


Tilly Lawless is a queer sex worker, sex worker rights activist, and writer. Last year she unintentionally made headlines around the world when she started the hashtag #facesofprostitution as a protest against the stereotype of the victimized sex worker.

Amna Karra-Hassan is the founder and president of Australia's first predominantly Muslim women's AFL team, the Auburn Giants. She works for the Australian Federal Police Community Liaison Team and was awarded the Woman of Courage and Leadership Award from the US Consule General in 2014. She is also an advisor to GoActive, a women's health and fitness initiative engaging women from multicultural and minority communities in sport and recreation.

Angela Tiatia is a New Zealand born artist of Samoan and Australian heritage. Her work, which spans painting, sculpture, installation, and performance, aims to challenge gender representation and notions of the exotic and commodified being.

Lara Vrkic is a mother and founder of Sydney-based female art collective, The Ladies Network, which showcases local women artists.

This article is presented in partnership with U by Kotex and was created independently from Broadly's editorial staff.