Online Author talk - Dr Yumiko Kadota


Recommended for adults 

Join writer/interviewer Claire Halliday, in an online conversation with Dr Yumiko Kadota about her book Emotional female

Please join us for this special event for 16 days of activism

Yumiko Kadota was every Asian parent's dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. She was a self-confessed workaholic, who regularly put ‘knife before life’, in the pursuit of her career ambitions.
The punishing hours in surgery soon took their toll but what added to the challenges were specific to her identity as a young woman navigating a male-dominated specialty. As Yumiko tried to cope with the burdens of an over-loaded and relentless work roster, her strength was being eroded - and having her male colleagues refer to her as everything from "too emotional" to "too confident" made dealing with the 70+ hours of work even more difficult.
Eventually, Yumiko quit.
Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away. It's also a story about finding the resilience to rebuild after experiencing an emotional, physical and existential breakdown. 


Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, World Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.

During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.

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Free, but bookings essential.

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  • Tuesday, 30 November 2021 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


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