Meryl Streep

23 February 2017 #531

Cover Story: Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep


Everywhere you look, Meryl Streep is there. Being nominated for a record number of Oscars. Playing a witch in the woods and then an opera singer on the big screen. Championing human rights and standing up for the marginalised. Streep is a formidable woman who is hard to ignore, and one of many formidable women around the world who are agitating for equality. This International Women’s Day, we take a look at Streep’s epic legacy; writer and author Clementine Ford writes about “the feminist reawakening we had to have”; and writer and Indigenous activist Celeste Liddle writes about making sure equality is truly inclusive.

Also in this issue...

In Letter To My Younger Self, Australian actor Rachel Griffiths talks about Muriel’s Wedding, her new show and her memorable cover of The Big Issue 20 years ago; Angela Pippos talks the AFL Women’s League and fighting sexism in sport; we take a look at Adele’s newly awarded Album of the Year, 25; and in The Big Picture, a 16-year-old Mongolian girl confronts a thousand-year-old tradition, and wins.

The star of this edition’s Vendor Profile is Omulbanin from the Women’s Subscription Enterprise in Adelaide. And in Streetsheet we have contributions from Bill R in Sydney; Mariann and Dianne from Melbourne; Krystal in Adelaide; and Phillip in Perth. Plus a photograph of adorable pups Finn and Freya, from their dad Ben in Brisbane.

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