March 8, 2017
In our special International Women’s Day episode, poet and broadcaster Alicia Sometimes joins us to talk about championing other women’s successes, the humour and poetry of science, and feminism and footy in the context of the new AFLW league.
Links to topics discussed:
- Listen to Alicia’s sound documentary for ABC Radio National, Soundproof.
- Alicia co-hosts footy podcast The Outer Sanctum with five other women (and fellow Hawthorn supporters).
- Kylie Maslen’s article “How The AFLW Is Bringing Aussie Rules Back To Its Roots” for Junkee.
- Alicia’s essay “The Stands” is in the Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life. Read an extract online here.
- Alicia’s newest book, co-authored with Nicole Hayes, A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017, is out now through Black Inc. Books.
- “If Men Could Menstruate” by Gloria Steinem.
Shout out to:
- Change Her Game is a positive online movement that aims to raise the profile of women in sport; their podcast is This AFL Life
- Chicks Talkin’ Footy on JoyFM features five footy-obsessed ladies
- Follow Sports Like a Girl podcast
Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. She is a regular guest on 774 Radio National and is one sixth of The Outer Sanctum Podcast. Alicia was editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging for seven years. Alicia was one of the 3RRR’s Breakfasters team in 2015 and was on Aural Text for fourteen years and has appeared in ABC TV’s Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. Her poems have been in Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, The Age etc.
Alongside Nicole Hayes, Alicia edited an anthology of footy stories called From The Outer. Their next book, A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017, was released in February and showcases some star players of the inaugural AFLW season.
Our theme music is Rainbow Chan’s “Last”, from her latest album Spacings.