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Academy Bar

Book Club | Strong Female Character

Short teaser: Unsurprisingly hilarious memoir from Scottish comedienne Fern Brady about her late-in-life autism diagnosis and navigating child, teen and adulthood undiagnosed. Find us in the back room of Academy!

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Book Club | Strong Female Character
Book Club | Strong Female Character

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30. Jän. 2024, 19:00 – 22:00

Academy Bar, Franz-Josef-Straße 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

About the event

Note: Our discussions are held in English. If you're interested in setting up a German-language Book Club, please let us know: hello@quekusa.at 

This month's book is "Strong Female Character" by Fern Brady.

Description from goodreads:

"'This is a book about how being a woman gets in the way of people's expectation of what autism should look like and, equally, how being autistic gets in the way of people's expectations of what a woman should look like.'

Strong Female Character is a game-changing memoir on sexism and neurodiversity. Fern Brady will use her voice as a neurodivergent, working-class woman from Scotland to bring issues such as sex work, abusive relationships and her time spent in teenage mental health units to the page. It will take a sledgehammer to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope which is mistakenly applied to neurodiverse women. It will also look at how her lack of regard for social expectations ultimately meant she surpassed any limitations of what a Scottish working-class woman can do."

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Thanks! 

About the QueKuSa FLINTA+ Film and Book Club:

  • Our Book and Film Club Meetups are casual spaces to discuss, dissect and debate representations of FLINTA+ people in film and literature. 
  • No need to have a film studies or lit degree - just bring your own opinions (however well/ill-informed) and respectfully agree or disagree with those of others. 
  • No need to identify as FLINTA+ but we expect all attendees to appreciate the centring of FLINTA+ people in our discussions.
  • This is a "brave space" (where we encourage discussion) not a "safe space" (where we expect everyone to agree). 
  • But remember: while we might be tough on the issues, we try to remain kind to each other. 

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