Ariane Beeston in conversation

Carlton, Woiwurrung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Join us to hear Ariane Beeston in conversation with Clare Wright.

Ariane Beeston is a child protection worker and newly registered psychologist when she gives birth to her first child – and very quickly begins to experience scary breaks with reality. Her memoir Because I'm Not Myself, You See is a candid, often humorous memoir of motherhood and madness, interwoven with research and expert commentary. It's the story of the impossible pressures placed on new mothers and how quickly things can go wrong during 'the happiest time of your life'. It's also about life on the other side of serious illness, trying to make sense of what doesn't make sense, and finding humour, beauty and joy when things don't go according to plan.

Claire Tonti will also perform songs from her indie folk album, Matrescence. Laugh, cry and stomp your feet with this celebration of the messy, complex, beautiful and sometimes brutal transition to motherhood. Tonti is a songwriter and podcaster. She released her debut album Matrescence in February 2023 with sold out shows both in her hometown Melbourne & across the UK and Ireland. 11 songs about love, loss, identity, motherhood, creative freedom & overcoming birth trauma.

Professor Clare Wright OAM is an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media.

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Because I’m Not Myself, You See

Ariane Beeston

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