Renee Gerlich is the author of Out of the Fog: On Politics, Feminism and Coming Alive, available from Spinifex Press. Out of the Fog is Renee’s second book in as many years — her first being The Brief Complete Herstory, a short, illustrated history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day, told from a female-centred perspective. You can find The Brief Complete Herstory on the Dragon Cloud Press website.
Renee’s writing also appears on Savage Minds, Uncommon Ground Media, and Canadian website Feminist Current. She was a contributing author to the 2021 anthology Spinning and Weaving: Radical Feminism for the 21st Century, and has done interviews with Women’s Liberation News, Feminist Current, Resistance Radio, Defend Feminists, The Green Flame and Savage Minds (available at the hyperlinks). Renee was a panelist at Seeking Feminist Future, an event hosted by Sydney University in February 2020, and her 2019 talk delivered with the International Women’s Day committee in Brisbane, called ‘Transgenderism, Neoliberalism and Rape Culture’, can be viewed here. Essays from this blog have been translated into French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Norwegian and Serbo-Croatian.
Renee’s feminist work has also involved regular exhibitions and stunts, and a fair amount of backlash! (You can read about her Pride intervention here, Phantom Billstickers ban here, and see her interview on TVNZ’s Q&A here).
Renee’s background is in arts and education, and she was researcher for a 2016 documentary called The HeART of the Matter, about the development and subsequent rollback of education reforms implemented by New Zealand’s first Labour government, and was a panelist for the 2016 Peter Fraser memorial lecture. She has worked as an art history tutor at Victoria University, and her writing on arts and literacy has appeared in Education Aotearoa, Education Review, MENZA magazine, Freerange, FishHead, the Dominion Post, and Salient.
You can support Renee’s work by visiting her shop at Dragon Cloud Press.
To contact Renee, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org