Four female-identifying artists met at a poetry slam in Wollongong. Moved by each other's unique voices and united in their love of words, they created Medusa’s Daughter: a place to share their furies and vulnerabilities through performance. A study in riot and rhythm, joy and sorrow, rage, power, hope and forgiveness, Medusa’s Daughter aspires to strike dissonant harmonies that explore the multifaceted nature of womanhood. They can’t promise their words won’t encourage revolution, but they can promise not to turn anyone into stone.
Appearing at My Dream Show
Jamilla is an emerging spoken word poet and writer from Wollongong, NSW. Her school teachers described her as a distracted child. Now a distracted adult, she is a regular at Enough Said Poetry Slam, where she explores her passion for mental health advocacy and regional Australian landscapes. She has featured as a poet at the Illawarra Flame Festival, Yours and Owls Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, The Factory Theatre and Made From Scratch, and was also a state finalist in the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam. In 2019, Jamilla has co-written and helped produce her first stage production, Degausser.
Zoe is a spoken word artist from the Blue Mountains. In 2018, she found her love for poetry in Wollongong thanks to the Enough Said Poetry family (slamily). Since then she has had the joy of featuring her work at several of Enough Said’s events, 2018 Heroine’s Festival, placing as a NSW state finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam, buying a typewriter and graduating from the University of Wollongong with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish. Zoe also works in tourism and thoroughly enjoys ‘entertaining’ others with terrible puns and the power of storytelling.
Adara is a spoken word poet and arts coordinator from Wollongong, NSW. She has performed as a featured poet at Yours & Owls Festival, International Women’s Day, Enough Said Poetry Slam, Narellan Poetry Slam, Heroines Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival and the National Folk Festival. In 2018 Adara published her poetry zine Equidistant. When she’s not writing, performing or editing, Adara works with Australian non-profit literary organisations to support the arts including the South Coast Writers Centre, Feminartsy Literary Journal and Society City Collective.
Isabella is a queer writer and performing artist living on Dharawal land in NSW, Australia. She holds a BCA (Hons) in Writing, with Minors in French and Theatre and the University of Wollongong. A NSW State Poetry Slam Finalist and Coordinator of Enough Said Poetry Slam, Isabella’s work has been featured in: Cordite Poetry Review; Wollongong Art Gallery’s ‘Future Feminist Archive’; Wollongong Writers Festival; Newtown Festival; Canberra Slamboree; and once in Texas via Skype. Find her on Twitter: @bellalunapoet.