Bri Lee is a phenomenal woman. She’s an author and freelance writer. Her first book, Eggshell Skull, won Biography of the Year at the ABIA Awards, the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and was longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize. She is also a non-practicing lawyer and continues to engage in legal research and issues-based advocacy.
Today, I’m talking to Bri about her latest book, entitled Who Gets to Be Smart – a look at the role privilege, power and knowledge plays in our lives. She comes to the conclusion that far from offering any ‘equality of opportunity’, Australia’s education system exacerbates social stratification. Today, we talk about what it’s like to not feel good enough – and what messages we need to be sending to young women today.