Festival Program


How I Survived: Samantha Maiden & Sally Rugg

Mon 27 Aug, 6pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Victoria Room

Samantha Maiden is a political journalist and Sally Rugg is an LGBTIQ activist. They’ll speak frankly and openly on how their surprising friendship has steered them through Australia’s marriage equality vote and shared family history.

This session contains content related to death and self-harm, sexism and homophobia.

This session is $22/$19.

Supported by Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Discover more in the How I Survived series, exploring the tricky business of relationships and survival.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Samantha Maiden is a political journalist who also enjoys spending time with her three children, two dogs, a cat and wild gardens. On the gardening front she continues to oppose hedges of any form. She joined the Canberra press gallery in 1998 and worked for News Corp in the press gallery for two decades for newspapers including The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Herald Sun, and Sky News.

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