Author(s): Karen Pickering
"Doing It is a bold, explicit and unapologetically feminist look at sex written by women with a great story to tell about a positive sexual encounter, relationship or development in their lives. This collection u memoir, essay, erotica, art u encourages honest discussions about pleasure and desire, and celebrates the diverse experiences of women having sex, loving sex, pursuing sex and taking control of their sexual lives. Edited by renowned feminist Karen Pickering, Doing It represents the best arguments of the sex-positivity movement, emphasising enthusiastic consent and rejecting slut-shaming and the other pillars of rape culture. In sharing their stories, these writers seek to empower women by acknowledging that their bodies are their own, that everybody's idea of good sex is different, and that they should never take on the shame that is projected on to them for being sexual people. Featuring some of Australia's most interesting voices, with a couple of international interlopers thrown in, this exceptional collection mixes the serious, the satirical, the personal, the political, and the downright sexy. Contributors include: Hanne Blank Emily Maguire Wendy Harmer Clem Bastow Jax Jacki Brown Amy Gray Van Badham Amy Middleton Adrienne Truscott Maria Lewis Angie Hart Tilly Lawless Jenna Price Deirdre Fidge Jane Gilmore Brigitte Lewis Michelle Law Simona Castricum Rosanna Stevens Amrita Hepi Anne-Frances Watson Fiona Patten Sinead Stubbins"
"Karen Pickering is a feminist presenter, writer and educator. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Age and other media outlets. She is the creator and host of Cherchez la Femme, Melbourne's monthly feminist talkshow in the pub, held on the first Tuesday of every month. She is also the founder and the 2014u2015 Director of Girls On Film Festival."