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'See What You Made Me Do' - author talk with Jess Hill


Join Councillor Colleen Symington and author Jess Hill on Thursday 12 November as they discuss Jess’ book, See What You Made Me Do, winner of the 2020 Stella Prize.

As part of the 'Say no to Domestic Violence' campaign, Councillor Symington will run an in-conversation style interview with author Jess Hill, on her 2020 Stella Prize winning book, See What You Made Me Do.

Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question: why didn’t she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it?

Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience – abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence – not in generations to come, but today.

Combining forensic research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do radically rethinks how to confront the national crisis of fear and abuse in our homes.

Jess Hill has been writing about domestic violence since 2014. Prior to this, she was a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. She was listed in Foreign Policy's top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and her reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley awards, an Amnesty International award and three Our Watch awards.

Zoom event: In conversation – Jess Hill, author of See What You Made Me Do
Date and time: Thursday 12 November, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
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