Rosie Respect

 

For the past couple of months I've been taking photos for a fantastic new online info hub for teenage girls called Rosie Respect (named after Rosie the Riveter). 

Rosie was officially launched this week, and just thinking back on the launch gives me goosebumps, it was so inspiring.

We had some amazing young musicians from Northcote High School come and play:

Then we had a performance by the Women's Circus. They were dressed like they had just come from the office, and then they did shit like this:

On their website they say that their goal is to 'empower and inspire through participation in contemporary circus'. I just love that.

Some young ladies from the Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective came and spoke. Seriously, how amazing it that? A HIGH SCHOOL feminist collective?! They created this Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a feminist resource kit for schools. Just WOW, ladies.

On the right is the Auslan interpreter who interpreted the presentations. She was awesome, but unfortunately looks somewhat mad in my photo cause I caught her mid-sign. 

The incredible Chantelle Baxter gave the keynote speech. She's the co-founder of One Girl, an amazing NGO aiming to give women and girls in developing countries access to education. I could barely work my camera during her speech, I was tearing up so much:

The future of feminism is in safe hands with this lot.

 
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