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53 Candy Bowers: Dear Audre
Candy Bowers writes a love letter to her black lesbian hero, Audre Lorde. Candy is an award-winning writer, actor, social activist, comedian and producer. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of hip hop theatre that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming. Born of multi-racial South African parents and raised in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Candy studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Since then she has gone on perform across the country and the world, and has appeared on the small screen in Newton’s Law(ABC/ Netflix), Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC) and The Katering Show (ABC/Netflix.) Her awards and accolades include the British Council of the Arts Realise Your Dream Award, Australia Council of the Arts Cultural Leadership Fellowship, Philip Parsons Young Playwright Award Short List, Melbourne Fringe Best Performance and Director’s Choice Award, Adelaide Fringe Youth Education Award and The Geoffrey Milne Memorial Award for her ongoing work championing diversity and inclusivity in the arts. Candy Bowers will be featured in the new Queerstories book which can be pre-ordered on Booktopia. Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook. To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter And for gay stuff, insomnia rant and photos of my dog Frank follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.
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