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un Magazine 17.1: Resist - Reading Group

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"Isn't that the whole point of gender—letting someone else do your living for you?" - Andrea Long Chu

To accompany the upcoming launch of un Magazine 17.1: RESIST—edited by Bahar Sayed and Gemma Weston—you are invited to join a reading group for the discussion of Andrea Long Chu's first book 'Females: A Concern'. The discussion will be hosted at Cool Change, an artist-run initiative located in Boorloo (Perth CBD) / and digitally over Zoom.

'Females' is a long-form essay that stages and examines the premise 'everyone is female and everyone hates it'. A work of gender theory, literature and auto-fictional memoir in which the 2023 Pulizer Prize winner Andrea Long Chu examines the pessimism of sex and self, radical dreams of heterodoxy and a cynical dissection the desperate and smothering embrace of gender politics.

Snacks and refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided - please advise ahead of time of any dietary needs.

If you require a copy of the book, an electronic version can be downloaded here.

Cool Change is located in a second-level office tenancy in the Perth CBD. Paid parking is available in the area, and the office is a five minute walk from the Perth train station.

The building and office is wheelchair accessible, but there are no wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities in the building. The closest accessible public bathroom is in the City of Perth Library, located 150m down the road. Please contact Cool Change ( with any access requests or questions.

Cool Change operates near Kuraree, a meeting place for Whadjuk Noongar Bibbulmun moort (family), brought together by ke-ning (corroboree) to share kaartdijin (knowledge).
We acknowledge that this is and always will be Aboriginal land, and that our capacity to engage in creative practice on this boodja is informed by the knowledge and labour of First Nations People.

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