WOW @ BrisFest

WOW @ BrisFest

In the 19th century, women's roles were highly defined. They were expected to be pious, pure in heart, mind and body, submissive to their husbands, and domestic – making the home their sole sphere of life – the cult of domesticity.

In March 2020, after two centuries of struggle to change this, all over the world women were forced back into their homes during lockdown. For some, this meant a new confinement to the domestic sphere with little help, along with responsibilities for supervising children's education, care for aging parents, worries about partners and finances. For others, new anxieties arose from their professional roles as health workers and teachers – on the frontline of caring.

What has it been like for you in Brisbane? What does it show us about current social expectations of women? Here is your chance to participate in the global conversation on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls and the changes we wish to see, in a series of events in the homes of Brisbane women! Performances and great conversations on female innovation, resilience and fantastic ideas for the world we wish to create in the future!

We will be presenting three unique events across 18-20 September as part of the Brisbane Festival 2020 program. Each event will feature conversations, performances and unique experiences, in private residences in Brisbane. Head to our website to find out more and book now...