Bri Lee entered a Queensland court as a bright-eyed judge’s associate. Two years later she returned as a sexual assault complainant in her own case. Helen Garner praises Bri’s award-winning account of her journey through the legal system, Eggshell Skull, as “scorching, self-scouring … a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it”. Discussing her eloquent memoir with Guardian Australia’s Editor Lenore Taylor, Bri reflects on what it means to be a woman in our justice system.

Bri Lee (Australian)

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Bri Lee is the author of Eggshell Skull, a memoir exposing the systemic sexism of the Australian legal system. Her journalism has been published in The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian, and Harpers Bazaar, and she often appears on ABC's The Drum. Bri was the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellow in 2016, a 2017 Griffith Review Fellow, and won the 2018 Queensland Premier's Young Writer Award.

Lenore Taylor (Australian)

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Lenore Taylor is editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia. She was previously a political editor and commentator for almost three decades and a foreign correspondent. She has won two Walkley awards and twice won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism. She co-authored Shitstorm – an account of the Labor government's response to the global economic crisis.