So long summer (sob). Back to school, back to work and back to reality. But quite frankly we’re feeling a bit Aperol Spritzed out here at LWL HQ and are looking forward to snuggling down with a good book. This September, we’ve picked three stories from three talented artists all about unexpected educations.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Join our discussion on Instagram on 11th September
When down-on-her-luck Nikki finds a job teaching evening classes in Southall, she doesn’t expect to be faced with a group of elderly Punjabi women who want to learn to read and write. As her pupils find their voices and Nikki reconnects with the community she’s being trying to leave behind, stories and secrets start to spiral out of her control.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post directed by Desiree Akhavan
Join our discussion on Instagram on 18th September
When Cameron is caught with another girl in the backseat of a car on prom night, she’s sent to conversion therapy to “pray away the gay.” It’s here that she meets a group of fellow sinners, who in the face of their religious education and the occasional compulsory karaoke night, fight to protect their identity.
Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman
Join our discussion on Instagram on 25th September
Australian private school girl Ziggy befriends her grade’s most radical feminists as she rails against popularity contests and teenage stereotypes. From Sydney’s drag scene to the darkest reaches of the interest, Ziggy’s search for belonging is a hilarious and extraordinary journey as she navigates gender, sexuality, race and technology. Sound
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