Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, feminism, social justice, humour and body image.
Currently a weekly columnist at The Guardian and culture writer for GQ magazine, she was previously one of the most popular and prolific writers at feminist blog Jezebel.com.
Lindy's articles typically generate thousands of shares and retweets. In January 2015 her exposure was magnified by a segment aired on US national radio in which she confronted an internet troll who'd impersonated her dead father. The podcast and ensuing article went viral and were shared more than 85,000 times worldwide, gaining Lindy countless new followers.
The positives and pitfalls of our social connectivity.
Dolphin Theatre, UWA
Lindy West debunks the myth that feminists can't be funny.
Winthrop Hall, UWA
- Special Event
Perth Writers Festival Blog
Monday 2 January
From feminist manifestos to campaign trails and pioneering science, our 2017 Perth Writers Festival presents some of the most compelling non-fiction from authors around the world.