Hot Chicks with Big Brains began a few years ago as an interview series documenting the experiences of women at work. It was quite specific – interrogating the overlap between their employment and their sense of self. Those interviews were published alongside portraits of the women featured, and you can find them in the interview archive.

We have since broadened our horizons. Our magazine (now at Issue #3) will always retain a focus on interviews and conversations between women, but now also includes essays, memoir, think-pieces, photography, fashion, and visual art. The core of what we do still remains strong. We challenge the way women are pigeonholed and speak with women about work: blue collar, white collar, no collar, studded collar, work within the home, and the self-employed. We also interrogate the way we feel about ourselves as women, the way we look, and the way are expected to appear to the world.

The wage gap + the pink tax. The agism of the advertising industry + the fact that older women are the most steadily increasing demographic of homeless people in Australia. Rising rates of eating disorders in young women + rising rates of sexual assault on campus. These things are all connected, and by examining the overlap in the Venn diagram, of women as beings of both form and function, we start to get to the bottom of things.

Our team:

Bri Lee is the Founding Editor and Manager of Hot Chicks with Big Brains, and Anna Apuli is the Art Director and Assistant Manager. Damian Maher is the delightful voice you can hear on the Screen Queens podcast and he also curates the movie nights. Emma Kate Lewis is now the Blog Manager, and Yen-Rong Wong runs the Twitter and publishes Big Brains Bonanza – our monthly e-newsletter.

We hope you enjoy it all as much as we do.

Contact us:

If your email is about wanting coverage or for something to go on our blog, please contact emma[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com

If your email is about wanting to advertise with us, or start a conversation about partnerships with us, please contact accounts[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com

If your email is about words in our magazine, please contact bri[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com (but note that we are only open for submissions on certain dates)

If your email is about art in our magazine, please contact anna[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com (but note that we are only open for submissions on certain dates)

If your email is about Big Brains Bonanza (our e-newsletter) or wanting us to live-tweet your event, please contact yen-rong[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com

For everything else just shoot it through to hello[at]hotchickswithbigbrains.com

Core Team:

(Left to right) Art Director and Assistant Manager: Anna Apuli  // Blog Manager: Emma Kate Lewis // Founding Editor and Manager: Bri Lee // Twitter and E-News Manager: Yen-Rong Wong

 

Damian Maher’s dulcet tones grace your ears on the Screen Queens podcast. He also volunteers at all our events, helps sub-edit the magazine, and is a general *legend*.