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This three day festival in the town of Betoota (population 0) is exclusively for women from isolated stations in NSW, Queensland and South Australia to give them a big dose of fun and then send them home again better equipped to deal with the stresses that come with life living in a remote place.
As one woman commented in the story, the weekend is ‘an opportunity for us to leave the dirt and dust behind, to stop and connect and actually have a think about what’s important to us and to make us pretty strong and resilient.’
Emilie kicked off the weekend with some powerful slam poetry, which was followed up with another new experience for many – burlesque dancing.
To find out more about the activities of the weekend, visit ABC Landline and watch Pip Courtney’s story on the event.
Channel Country Ladies Day is a not-for-profit annual event and you can also visit their website: http://channelcountryladiesday.com.au/