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.jpgLauren 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, among other things, a writer, teacher, traveller, podcaster, and Lego enthusiast. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing, with a research focus on representations of the maternal body in folklore. 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.



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Thanks to:

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