Lindy West (c) KELLY O

Lindy West

Shrill

Festival of Ideas/
Fri 03 June 2016

Lindy West

Shrill

Lindy West (c) KELLY O
Fri 03 June 2016,

Lindy West recounts how she went from being the butt of people’s jokes to telling her own brand of jokes – ones that come with a serious message and aren’t at someone else’s expense – and making a living standing up for what’s right instead of what’s ‘cool’. She reveals the obstacles and misogyny she’s had to overcome to make herself heard.

She also takes on some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, social injustice, fat-shaming, Twitter-trolling and even rape culture, calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour.

Image credit: Kelly O

 

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