Lili Watkins-Murphy and Ahrya Reddy discuss Amy Reed's The Nowhere Girls and Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie as examples of the impact of the #MeToo movement in fiction.
Lili Watkins-Murphy is a Macquarie University undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English literature and media, culture, and communications. She has completed an internship with Macquarie University's MQ Student Writers Festival where she recorded a podcast on the #MeToo movement in fiction, exploring subjects such as intersectional feminism and rape culture in both young adult and adult novels. Her future career goals are to complete a Masters of Research at Macquarie University as well as obtain a job within the publishing industry. Whilst she is not studying, Lili works at a bookstore.
Ahrya Reddy is a poet and writer who is a current undergraduate studying English Literature. Her creative work is inspired by her culture and experience of being a South Asian woman of colour in the diaspora. She is passionate about exploring and celebrating queerness, mental health, and feminism within her writing.