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Women’s Voices, Art, and Activism at the Fifteenth Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

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“Sisterhood is a powerful force, but we need solidarity beyond sisterhood to realize a more equal society.”

This year is the fifteenth anniversary of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) and it was my best experience at the festival so far. I was there to talk about House of the Unsilenced, a huge collaborative art project that produces and showcases artwork, writing, and performance by writers and artists working alongside sexual abuse survivors.

The first festival event that I participated in, the “#MeToo” panel, was a deeply meaningful experience. I spoke alongside Clementine Ford, an author and feminist from Australia; Tishani Doshi, a poet and dancer from India; and Saras Dewi, a poet, academic and activist from Bali who has just published her book of poems The Bay’s Beloved, translated into English by Debra Yatim. Hera Diani, cofounder of the online feminist magazine Magdalene, served as moderator.

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