This week on the podcast, I chat with my dear friend Mandy Newman about why Australian women are uniting in collective voice about sexual assault and violence. We also talk about Mandy’s first song release – One of Those Guys – and how she must have had a crystal ball! Here are the highlights:

– Mandy tells us about her experience protesting in the March For Justice and we share the story of the organiser Janine Hendry who was concerned about the lack of positive male role models for her 16 year old son.

– We share our thoughts on why the conversation is happening now. The impact of Grace Tame’s appointment as Australian of The Year, Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation while she was a staffer at Parliament House, the Christian Porter allegations and the the domino effect of Chantal Contos’ survey on sexual consent and subsequent petition, entitled Teach Us Consent.

– Mandy also tells us all about her first song – One Of Those Guys: why she wrote it, her motivation and why it’s a perfect anthem for the conversation we are currently having! You can find Mandy’s song here.

Check out the podcast for our full discussion about this incredibly important issue. Conversations and story sharing are a critical part of moving towards a fairer, safer and more equitable world for all women.

You can find the episode on your favourite podcast app or by clicking on the link below.

Happy listening

Alex x