YOUTH 04 - Kickass Women

Let’s face it, the election of Donald Trump as POTUS is a serious setback for the feminist cause. It just is. What better time for YOUTH to champion kickass young women like Chupi, Ellen Keane and Fatti Burke and encourage everybody to fight patriarchy harder than ever before. Instead of telling you what we have in this issue, we want to share with you some inspirational words from one of our articles. YOUTH asked Busty Beats of Hot Brown Honey how we can destroy patriarchy once and for all….

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Fatti Burke

Fatti Burke is an illustrator whose first children’s book Irelandopedia, an award-winning compendium of knowledge about Ireland, was a bestseller last Christmas. Now Fatti (AKA Kathi) and co-writing partner, her Dad John, are back with another book about the history of Ireland called Historopedia. With a third book already in the pipeline, Thinkhouse Designer Derek Doyle sat down with Kathi to trace the roots of her amazing success...

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YOUTH chatted to Chupi Sweetman, founder of the multi-award winning jewellery brand Chupi and former Topshop designer. Her creativity stemmed from her upbringing and being encouraged to pursue her dreams from a young age. She was homeschooled, published a cookbook with her brother at 17, trained as a goldsmith and is now at the heart of many love stories with her latest wedding collection. Chupi is clearly a kickass woman in business, so we wanted to hear how it all began...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Hot Brown Honey

1. Hot Brown Honey is an Australian group of phenomenal female performers who smash stereotypes, remix the system and dare to celebrate our similarities and differences. Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce - defiantly challenging perceptions of gender, colour and privilege and shattering clichés in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy.

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Women – From Badass to Kickass

“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” - Susan Sontag, Vassar College Commencement Speech, 2003

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Ellen Keane - More Than Sport

There are countless, uniquely female-centric debates that circulate in conversation through the world of sport. Tennis players Heather Watson and Petra Kvitova sexist yet, with #SexistOlympics trending throughout the summer months… Yet women have been kicking ass in the sporting industry before Serena and Venus could crawl, and continue to shine as professional athletes all around the world, inspiring the generations to come.

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