Wicked Women: The Queer Gaze

Monday, 8 May 2023 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Black and white portrait style image showing a woman with teased hair and black eyeliner in a black velvet dress reading a copy of Wicked Women magazine. She holds the magazine in front of her face with just her eyes looking out at us, disrupting the relationship between viewer and viewed

This week on the program we immerse ourselves in the world of queer culture shaping, sex-positive zine Wicked Women, which ran from 1988-1996. The occasion is the Queer Gaze exhibition at the Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda in Narrm.

The exhibition showcases images from the Wicked Women Collection at AQUA, the Australian Queer Archives, and this is the first public showing of some of the images for many years.

We speak with Lisa Salmon, one of the founders of Wicked Women, as well as hearing the voices of people who came along to opening of the Queer Gaze exhibition on April 28.

Queer Gaze: A Wicked Storytelling Event will be held on June 17.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Xen Nhà & Phuong Tran.