Festival Program


Brow Talks: Oliver Reeson

Sat 31 Aug, 3pm
The Moat

A transmasculine person approaches toxic masculinity from a new position, confronting newfound privileges and pressures while navigating a new mode of being. Non-binary writer Oliver Reeson discusses what it can feel like when you start to look like your oppressors.

This session is free, no bookings are required. 

Update to previously advertised information: this event now takes place in The Moat.


1 hour



Session Artists

Oliver Reeson is an essayist and screenwriter. They are one of the co-creators and writers of the SBS web series, Homecoming Queens.

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