Bloody Taboos (VIVID) [Sydney]
Bloody Taboos (VIVID) [Sydney]

Event Information


Sunday June 11, 2023
1:30 PM


Vivid Ideas Exchange – Telstra Customer Insight Centre
Level 2, 400 George Street,
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Marnie Van Vliet & Yasmin Dandachi

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Whether shrouded in secrecy or deemed too uncomfortable to discuss, plenty of perfectly natural experiences and feelings remain near impossible to talk about. Featuring Elfy ScottEloise SnapeMaree Lipschitz and host Yumi StynesBloody Taboos brings together a panel of myth-busting, taboo-breaking women tackling physical, mental and social stigmas.

Elfy Scott is a journalist and author of The One Thing We’ve Never Spoken About, a memoir-investigation hybrid that examines how Australia’s mental health system gravely fails those with complex mental health conditions like bipolar, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Playwright Eloise Snape’s Pony will be on stage at Griffin Theatre during Vivid Sydney – a comedy about an eight-month pregnant woman completely uncertain whether she wants and can handle a kid. Tackling psychosis and mental health issues around motherhood, Pony addresses taboos with a light touch.

After being long ignored or underplayed by medical professionals, menopause is no longer hidden in the shadows. But as menopause expert and advocate Maree Lipschitz can attest, the rise of menopause products with celebrity endorsement doesn’t smash stigma – there’s more to learn, and the conversation is ongoing.

Together, this panel will discuss taboos at large, drawing upon their unique insights to dissect how we can shift conversations and make these every day, natural experiences easier to discuss and address without shame or embarrassment.

Auslan Stage Left thanks the Vivid team for supporting Auslan access again in 2023.

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