Dr Jessamy Gleeson

Dr Jessamy Gleeson.

Dr Jessamy Gleeson recently completed a PhD at Swinburne University, with a specific focus on feminist activism in online environments. Outside of this, she runs her own business as an organiser and manager—Jessamy works alongside independent artists, musicians, and writers to organise and schedule their specific projects and workloads.

Jessamy is also a passionate activist, having previously contributed her time to campaigns and events such as SlutWalk Melbourne, Girls On Film Festival, the #ourparks rally and Reclaim Princes Park vigil, and Melbourne’s Women’s March. She has appeared at the Australian International Documentary Festival, the Feminist Writer’s Festival, and the Cyber Health and Safety Summit, and her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Hot Chicks With Big Brains magazine, Spook magazine and Archer magazine.

Dr Jessamy Gleeson.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.