SARAH NICHOLSON is the creative director of The Heroines Festival and editor of the Heroines Anthology. She is an academic and writer who teaches in literature, philosophy, creative arts, gender and religious studies. She is a past director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, awardee of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust for Literature, and recipient of a Writer’s and Translator’s Centre of Rhodes fellowship. She was the 2017 Emerging Writer in Residence for the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre. She is the author of The Evolutionary Journey of Woman and an editor of Integral Voices on Sex, Gender and Sexuality. She is a board member of the South Coast Writers’ Centre, and also the founder of The Neo Perennial Press, established as part of Wollongong Council’s Creative Spaces program.