Project Magda

23 February 2018 #556

Cover Story: Project Magda


“It’s been simultaneously the best and the worst year of my life,” says Madga Szubanski as she opens up to The Big Issue about the year that saw her celebrate marriage equality and also farewell her beloved mother Margaret.

This edition features an exclusive interview with Magda who talks love, loss, laughs and finding purpose – and why she’s excited about what’s next. 

“There’s no doubt about it, my life has taken a very different turn in the last few years!” she says. “It’s so interesting, you know, I’m 57 this year and I would never have thought I would be continuing to evolve. I find it so exciting, you know, that you can teach an old dog new tricks…”

  • Nigella Lawson invites us to her kitchen table, as she reveals the everyday inspiration behind her delicious cooking creations.
  • #MeToo creator Tarana Burke talks about starting a revolution and giving a voice to all women.
  • Cal Wilson celebrates the famous Melbourne suburb of Sunshine 
  • The Last of the Matriarchs: High in the Himalayas we visit the Mosuo, an ancient society run by women, in Big Picture.
  • Camp Cope discuss their new album, killer tunes and taking on the punk-rock patriarchy.
  • Is Black Panther the superhero the world needs right now?
  • 2018 is the International Year of ? We ask prominent Australians including Tim Costello, Karla Grant and Nyunggai Warren Mundine, what the world should be focussing on this year.
  • We celebrate the successes of this year's #CEOSelling campaign

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