Festival Program


Radical Self-Care

Fri 31 Aug, 2.30pm
ACMI The Cube

Activism is tireless, brave, beautiful, exhausting work. So how do those constantly at the battlefront ensure their own emotional wellbeing? Join four incredible activists as they discuss what forms of support and self-care they reach for in challenging times.

This session is free, no bookings are required.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Tarang Chawla's story is a heartwarming tale of overcoming adversity, following the murder of his 23-year old sister Nikita. He is a 2017 Young Australian of the Year Finalist, University of Melbourne Rising Star Award recipient and founder of the 'Not One More Niki' campaign to end violence against women.

Nic Holas is a writer, activist and co-founder of The Institute of Many, Australia's largest grassroots movement for people living with HIV. His writing on HIV/AIDS, queer politics, human rights and pop culture has appeared in The Lifted Brow, ABC publications, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Archer Magazine, Junkee and more. Holas has also been published in a number of literary anthologies.

Queenie Bon Bon is a London-born, Melbourne-based sex worker, writer and activist. Her work focuses on labour and the body. Welcome to the Mystic Hole is her third full-length show. Bon Bon has toured in Australia, Europe and the US. Her work has been featured in Maximum Rock and Roll and The Lifted Brow. She is a member of Australian sex worker art collective Debby Doesn’t Do It For Free.

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