We are Alicia and Lauren, the hosts of Deviant Women. Every fortnight we discuss a different ‘deviant’ woman from history, fiction, mythology and the contemporary world: those who aren’t afraid to break the rules, to subvert the system, to explore, to seek and to challenge the status quo.
Lauren Butterworth is a writer, editor, academic, podcaster, traveller and bicycle rider. She is fascinated by the relationship between the body and the self, the depths of the unconscious, and how we construct visions of ourselves and the world. Mostly, she loves all things numinous and spooky, and witches and mediums are her favourite subjects for exploring how women have resisted and overcome limiting female archetypes.
Alicia Carter is a writer, teacher, traveller, podcaster, cat lady, and Lego enthusiast. Her essays, short fiction and poetry have appeared in Westerly Magazine, Seizure Online, the Review of Australian Fiction, Double Dialogues, and Tiny Donkey, among others. She completed her PhD in depictions of monstrous femininity in fairy tale, myth, and folklore, and she currently teaches Creative Writing at Flinders University. Her fascination with the myths we tell about femininity drives her passion for co-hosting Deviant Women, as well as much of her creative work.
India Hooi – music
Brendan Davies – sound and editing
Deviant Women is recorded and produced on the traditional land of the Kaurna People, and we pay respect to Elders past, present, and future.
Cover image: Natalie Wood by Ralph Crane for Life Magazine, 1956