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Lee awarded inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship

Brisbane-based writer Bri Lee has been awarded the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship, which was set up by Express Media in honour of former Voiceworks editor Kat Muscat.

Lee, a 25-year-old writer and founding editor of the website Hot Chicks with Big Brains, will work closely with Express Media to complete her narrative nonfiction manuscript on ‘the legal industry and its interaction with women’. Lee’s manuscript will explore ‘theories of feminism and feminist jurisprudence in an accessible way’, as well as issues such as rape culture and mental health stigma.

In a statement, the Muscat family said they were ‘very pleased and excited’ by Lee’s appointment. ‘Bri’s application emerged clearly in a strong field of 36 creative young writers and editors. We wish Bri every success with this challenging and important work.’

The Muscat family also thanked Express Media for establishing the Kat Muscat Fellowship and the Custodial Committee for ‘the professional manner in which the Fellowship has been put into operation’.

The Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3000 for a project by a female-identifying young writer or editor. It is awarded with the aim of developing ‘the future of defiant and empathic young Australian women’.

Fellows are selected by the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Legacy Projects, which includes members of Express Media’s board and staff, the Muscat family and community members. For more details, visit Express Media website here.

 

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