BEN­JAMIN LAW

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In this is­sue’s “Vi­sion­ary Women” port­fo­lio, the Good Week­end colum­nist and cre­ator of TV show The Fam­ily Law pays homage to his equally tal­ented sis­ter Michelle, the co-cre­ator and co-writer of SBS On De­mand’s Home­com­ing Queens and writer of Sin­gle Asian Fe­male (see page 86). “Our fam­ily is bat­shit in­sane. It takes two peo­ple to process it and try to make sense of it all,” Law says of his clan’s cre­ative streak.the pair has pre­vi­ously col­lab­o­rated on the book Sh*t Asian Moth­ers Say and he hopes to do so again soon.“bring­ing down the pa­tri­archy and white supremacy is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort that al­ways re­quires the as­sis­tance of fam­ily.” Right now, I’m work­ing on … “Co-host­ing ABC RN’S weekly pop-culture ra­dio show Stop Ev­ery­thing!, co-host­ing the tech startup show That Startup Show, in­ter­view­ing fa­mous peo­ple about taboos for Good Week­end mag­a­zine and writ­ing a play for Mel­bourne The­atre Com­pany”. I’m read­ing … “An­drew Sean Greer’s novel Less, and a never-end­ing ‘to be read’ queue on my In­stapa­per app that will haunt me til I die”. Other vi­sion­ary women I ad­mire are … “Björk, be­cause she’s al­ways at least 10 years ahead of ev­ery­one else, Nakkiah Lui, who is tear­ing Aus­tralian screen and stage a new ar­se­hole right now, and, if drag queens count, Rupaul — ev­ery gay man’s other mother”. My favourite pro­cras­ti­na­tion while-on-dead­line ac­tiv­ity is… “So­cial me­dia.and once I start feel­ing self-dis­gust over so­cial me­dia, house­work.”

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