International Day Of the Girl 2021 which was created by the United Nations in 2012 to celebrate the achievements and potential of girls. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Journalist Hayley McAdam speaks to Angela Buckingham about what this day means to her as mum.
Angela Buckingham is a Melbourne writer, focused on historical narratives - fact-based dramatic texts that demand intensive research work. Inspired by the Orwell quote “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Angela seeks projects that reshape dominate narratives of history. Social justice is the core theme of her career. In the past ten years her perspective on this work was shaped by living and working in Berlin and Paris. As a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts she has written books, theatre and television. She is the author of "Powerful Princesses" and "Courageous Queens" - both published by Five Mile. Her play, #NoExemptions - produced by The Shift Theatre, will be performed next year at La Mama Theatre. She wrote and directed “Paper Dolls” for Marina Films, “Aftershock” for Pericles Films and wrote “Challenges, Change and Faith” for X-Ray Vision and “The Last Great Amateurs” for Apollo Films.