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Still Got It

Sisonke Msimang, Caroline Wood and Jane den Hollander talk women and ageing.

Side Walks is an annual pop-up storytelling, ideas and literature festival run by Centre for Stories. In unique venues across Perth and Northbridge, Side Walks is a curated whirlwind of talks, performances and readings with a special emphasis on homegrown talent. Side Walks was made possible in 2021 with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories Founders Circle, Rayner Real Estate, and Aspen Corporate Financial Planning. Thanks also to our in-kind venue partners, Randal Humich, North Metropolitan TAFE, and St George’s Cathedral.

Still Got It is a conversation with Sisonke Msimang, Caroline Wood and Jane den Hollander about women and ageing.

Caroline Wood is the CEO of Centre for Stories. She has degrees in art history and psychology. For many years, she worked at the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia, administering projects that improved the quality of the Derbarl Yerrigan. She has also been the President of Amnesty International in Western Australia, a board member of the Small Press Network, and the publisher of Margaret River Press.

Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, and many articles with The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Africa Is a Country and has been a regular contributor to The Moth, TED, Q&A, The Drum, and national writers festivals. She is the Head Story Trainer at Centre for Stories.

Professor Jane den Hollander AO is the former Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University and Interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. In 2019, she received an Order of Australia for distinguished service to tertiary education and was named in the Victorian Honour Roll for Women. Jane has done significant work to ensure equal opportunity for learners and working women as well as working to better enable the arts in regional communities.

Photo of Sisonke Msimang, Caroline Wood and Jane den Hollander at Side Walks. Photo by Simeon Neo.

Credit: Sophie Minissale

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