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By Rachel Stone
April 12, 2021
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By Rachel Stone
April 12, 2021
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Kicking off in timely fashion on International Women's Day (8 March, 2022), Her will be a two-week festival dedicated to bringing together a community by and for women and people of marginalised genders. The multi-genre festival will present music, art and performance, with the ambitious goal of being the largest platform for all who identify as women in New Zealand. All profits from the event will be donated to Women's Refuge.

Festival Director Ella Mizrahi, an award-winning producer who specialises in large-scale public events, says Her will provide a platform for women to connect, create and celebrate the length and breadth of what makes women, women.

"After having a daughter and loving the newfound motherhood tribe, I realised how much stronger women are when we lift each other up. It feels incredibly important to create a space for us to do that."

She adds that Her is for feminists of all genders, ages, and ethnicities who enjoy the arts, creative expression, self-development and thought-provoking experiences. The curated program for the 2022 event will offer an array of events. While the festival will initially plan for a domestic lineup of female speakers, writers, artists, activists and entertainers, it will aim to attract high-profile international talent in future years as border restrictions relax.

The Her team is working closely with Auckland Council with the focus on taking the festival across Tāmaki Makaurau, with the goal of being a regional festival with curated experiences in north, south, east and west Auckland.

The first-ever Her festival is scheduled to take place from 8–20 March, 2022. For more information and to make an event submission for the festival, visit herfestival.co.nz.

Image: Lula Cucchiara.

Published on April 12, 2021 by Rachel Stone

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