UPLIT in partnership with State Library of Queensland present

An Evening with Lindy West


Member $30
Concession $32
Full $35
So, what do you do when you’re too big, in a world where bigness is cast not only as aesthetically objectionable, but also as a moral failing? You fold yourself up like origami, you make yourself smaller in other ways, you take up less space with your personality, since you can’t with your body.

A leader within the #ShoutYourAbortion campaign, columnist at The Guardian and contributor to Jezebel and the New York Times, Lindy West comes from a culture that demands women be small, quiet and compliant. She is anything but. 

Women and men looking to laugh, learn and explore a bigger and bolder take on feminism, fashion and self-awareness are invited to join Lindy this March as she expands on the ideas from her uproarious memoir Shrill, exploring how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect. 

Copies of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman will be available for purchase on the night from the, SLQ Library Shop

Image of Lindy West by Jenny Jimenez


The more you see, the more you save. Attend both An Evening with Lindy West and An Evening with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger and save 25% off.  

$45 (Member)  /  $48 (Concession)  /  $52.50 (Full)

Book Double Bill


Wednesday 1 March 2017

Duration 1 hour

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland (Entrance will be on Level 3 ONLY)

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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Lindy West

Lindy West


Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, feminism, social justice, humour and body image. Currently a weekly columnist at The Guardian and culture writer for GQ Magazine, she was previously one of the most popular and prolific writers at feminist blog Jezebel.com. Lindy's articles typically generate thousands of shares and retweets. 

In January 2015 her exposure was magnified by a segment aired on US national radio in which she confronted an internet troll who had impersonated her dead father. The podcast and ensuing article went viral and were shared more than 85,000 times worldwide. As a live performer and commentator, Lindy has made numerous appearances on radio and TV, and regularly speaks at academic events, conferences and literary festivals. In 2013, she won a Social Media Award from NYC's Women's Media Center, was selected for The Nation's top ten feminist articles of the year and New Statesman's top 20 best online pieces of the year.  

Image of Lindy West by Jenny Jimenez

Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay


Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Paul has produced countless stories over more than twenty years for an array of programs on virtually all ABC radio networks. He is currently the host of Big Ideas on ABC RN.