What is and why in-sister?

My name is Liz Mackinlay and I am delighted that you have take time to visit In-sister.

“In-sister” is a website and blog which aims to share and explore the words and worlds of inspiring feminist thinkers and writers.

The word “in-sister” is used deliberately to invoke the writing of intellectually rebellious women whose writing resists, moves dangerously, speaks willfully and loudly insists on movement towards the kinds of radical change we want to see in the world.

In-sister celebrates the worlds and worlds of such rebellious women writers as Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Ursula le Guin, bell hooks, Kathleen Stewart, and Sara Ahmed, and give readers ways to engage, enjoy, embrace, extend and enact the revolutionary and freeing potential of their writing for writing our own words and worlds differently.

In-sister is written and published entirely by me. I’m an interdisciplinary Australian academic in the School of Education at the University of Queensland who teaches, researches across the fields of Gender Studies, critical autoethnography, decoloniality and arts education.




who are I to you?

Feminist heartlines

Writing words, because they matter

Liz (Elizabeth) Mackinlay

In-sister writer